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1812 William Thompson (Ohio-born Journalist) Ohio Authors Georgia Journalism University of Georgia
1956 Edwin Moses (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Olympics Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
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1777 Indian Allies of the British Attack Fort Henry in Ohio Ohio Native American Studies Forts Revolutionary War The History Channel
1897 Thomas Edison Receives U.S. Patent for the "Kinetoscope" Thomas Edison Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks The Kinetoscope The Library of Congress
1910 Glenn Curtiss Sets Record for Longest Flight Over Water: 63 mi over Lake Erie Ohio Aviation History Historic Firsts Cedar Point
1921 John A. Macready Flies First Successful Aerial Crop Duster Near Dayton, OH Ohio Aviation History Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
1983 Edwin Moses Sets the 400m Hurdle World Record (47.02s) in Koblenz, Germany Germany Ohio Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia

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