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1925 Louis Stokes (Ohio-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress) Louis Stokes U.S. Congress African-American Political and Social Leaders
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1779 In Ohio, a 2-month Siege Begins When a Force of 120 Indians Loyal to the British Surround Fort Laurens Great Britain Ohio Native American Heritage Forts The American Revolution Ohio Archaeological Council
1886 Charles Hall First to Use Electrolytic Processes to Separate Aluminum from Ore Chalres Martin Hall Aluminum Historic Firsts University of Houston
1892 Peter D. Smith of Springfield, Ohio, Is Issued a U.S. Patent 469,279 for a "Grain Binder" Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Inventors & Inventions African-American Inventors St. Louis Public Library

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