From Ohio History Central
→Industrialization and Urbanization: 1866-1900
*1868: Ohioan [[Ulysses S. Grant]] elected to his first of two terms as the 18th President of the United States.
*1869: The [[Cincinnati
Redstockings]], the first professional baseball team, founded.
*1870: Originally known as the [[Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College]], [[The Ohio State University]] chartered by the [[Ohio General Assembly]].
*1876: Ohioan [[Rutherford B. Hayes]] elected the 19th President of the United States.
*1876: The [[Ashtabula Train Disaster]] resulted in 83 deaths.
*1879: Ohioan [[Thomas Edison]] invented the electric light bulb.
*1880: Ohioan [[James A. Garfield]] elected the 20th President of the United States.
*1881: Charles Guiteau shot [[President Garfield]], who died three months later, in Washington, D.C.
*1884: [[Cincinnati Courthouse Riot]] brought destruction and death to Cincinnati.
*1888: Ohioan [[Benjamin Harrison]] elected the 23rd President of the United States.
*1894: The first gasoline-powered [[automobile]] in the U.S. invented. *1896: Ohioan [[William McKinley]] elected to his first of two terms as the 25th President of the United States.
==The Progressive Era: 1901-1928==