December 17th, 1903 – The Flight of the Wright Brothers

The first controlled powered heavier-than-air flight was made by the Wright brothers in their Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17th, 1903.

Ohio Ren Fair Officially Welcomes Time Travelers

While we might have to wait for November 14th for the fifth annual Time Travelers’ Ball, we don’t have to wait for time travel. Or, rather, we don’t have to wait very long.

This Day in History – March 25th, 1894

Coxey’s Army was a protest march by unemployed workers from the United States, led by Ohio businessman Jacob Coxey. They departed Massillon, Ohio on March 25th, 1894, the second year of a four-year economic depression that was the worst in United States history to that time, and marched on Washington D.C.. Officially named the Army of the Commonwealth […]

This Day in History – March 24th, 1832

Joseph Smith, Jr. was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism. When he was twenty-four, Smith published the Book of Mormon; by the time of his death fourteen years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religion and religious culture that continues to the present. When Smith moved to Kirtland, […]

This Day in History – March 1st, 1803

The name “Ohio” originated from Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning “great river” or “large creek”. The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1st, 1803. Although there are conflicting narratives regarding the origin of the nickname, Ohio is historically known […]

This Day in History – December 14th, 1836

The Toledo War (1835–36), also known as the Michigan–Ohio War, was the almost bloodless boundary dispute between the U.S. state of Ohio and the adjoining territory of Michigan. Originating from conflicting state and federal legislation passed between 1787 and 1805, the dispute resulted from poor understanding of geographical features of the Great Lakes at the […]

Happy Meal the Motion Picture

Let me tell you why Star Trek and McDonalds are inseparably linked in my mind. It was December 1979, my father was going to take my brother and I to see a movie. We had never heard about Star Trek until he told us about the movie, but when we saw commercials on TV we […]

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