Ten fun facts about Ohio


Fact 1
The very first ambulance service was launched here in Cincinnati, Ohio in the year1865. The service was so useful and quickly became popular and spread throughout the United States.

Fact 2
The nickname of this state is the ‘Buckeye State”. While nobody is quite sure how this name came about, it is associated with the Ohio Buckeye tree. The people of Ohio are called Buckeyes.

Fact 3
The first traffic light in the United States was erected in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5, 1914.


Fact 4
The cash register was invented by James R. Ritty from Dayton, Ohio. He invented the device in 1879 in order to make running his store more convenient

Fact 5
Ohio was the first city in the United States to make use of professional police cars was Akron.

Fact 6
The popular comedy television series “The Drew Cary Show” takes place in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fact 7
John Glenn, an Ohio senator, has the esteemed title of being the oldest man in the world to travel in space.

Fact 8
The “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fact 9
A total of seven presidents of the United States were born in this state. Steven Spielberg, Clark Gable, and Paul Newman are three famous celebrities who were also born in Ohio.

Fact 10
The all American hotdog was invented and first sold in Ohio in 1900. It was created by the owner of a classic diner named Harry M. Stevens.


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Short about Ohio
Is a state located in the Midwestern part of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
4,555,709
Population
11,553,031
Per capita income
$25,857
Life expectancy in number of years
77.8
Statehood
March 1, 1803
Capital
Columbus
Largest city
Columbus
Number of billionaires
4
State dance
Charleston
State beverage
Tomato juice
State color
Red, White and Blue
State bird
Northern cardinal
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State tree
Ohio Buckeye
State flower
Scarlet carnation

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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