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1829 William Boyd Allison (Ohio-born U.S. Congressman from Iowa: 1863-1908) Ohio Political & Social Leaders Iowa Political & Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1934 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady (Ohio-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures 1955 Heisman Trophy Winner College Football Hall of Fame
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1831 U.S. Congress Grants Land for Construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal Which Will Eventually Run from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana Evansville, Indiana Toledo, Ohio U.S. Congress Canals Indiana Historical Society
1850 The Ohio Legislature Charters Capital University in Columbus Ohio Legislature Education Capital University
1852 Production of the World's First Practical Steam Fire Engine Begins in Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Transportation Steam Engine Business Historic Firsts Ohio Historical Society
1865 Custer Routes Confederates at Waynesboro, VA, Securing Shenandoah Valley Jubal Early George Armstrong Custer Battle of Waynesboro The History Channel
1903 William R. Day Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ohio Political & Social Leaders U. S. Supreme Court President Theodore Roosevelt Oyez

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