2.The original pedestrian button was installed in East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. This device was meant to control traffic lights. Louis Spronze was chosen to demonstrate its operation.
4.Ohio has an aggregate area of 116,103 sqaure miles. This means it is the 34th biggest state in USA in terms of size.
5.The pop tan can was invented by Ermal Fraze in Kettering.
6.Columbus is both the capital and biggest city in Ohio.
7.The cash register was invented in 1879 by James J Ritty who hailed from Dayton. His main purpose was to prevent his patrons from stealing from his profits.
8.Half of US population resides within a 500 mile radius of Ohio's capital Columbus.
9.Ohio's official rock number is Hang on Sloopy.
10.The biggest basket of the world is located in Dresden. The basket is located at Basket Village in USA.
11.The first team to have played baseball on a professional basis was Cincinnati Reds.
12.Fostoria is the only city that is located across 3 counties - Seneca, Wood and Hancock.
13.The Y Bridge is located in Zanesville. It was built for the first time in 1814 for covering the meeting point of Muskingum and Licking Rivers. The present bridge is the 5th structure over there. It has been stated by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" has stated that it is the only bridge that can be crossed without moving over to the other side of the river.
14.The state flag of Ohio has a pennant design and is the only one of its kind in USA.
15.The first ever police cars were used in Akron.
16.Ohio University is acknowledged as the original university of the Northwest Territory as well as in the state. It was founded in 1804 in Athens.17.The first ever city fire department to have operated professionally was founded in Cincinnati.
18.Oberlin College was the first ever coeducational and interracial college in USA. It was set up in 1833.
19.Akron is called the global rubber capital.
20.The Glacial Grooves that can be seen on the northern side of Kelleys Island are the biggest of their kind and easily accessible. These grooves had been battered into the solid limestone bedrock surface of the island almost 18,000 years back. This was done by the great ice sheet that had once covered parts of North America.
21.The American Federation of Labor was set up in Columbus.
22.The first permanent settlement in Ohio is Marietta. General Rufus Putnam founded the settlement in 1788. It was named to honor the then French queen Marie Antoinette.
23.John Glenn, a senator from Ohio, became the oldest man ever to go into space. This historic incident took place on 20th February 1962. On that day he also became the first American to have gone around earth's orbit. He returned in 1998, when he was 77 years old, and took part in the particular space program. He went back into space again.
24.The original capital city of Ohio is Chillicothe.
25.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland.
27.Ohio is a prominent producer of nursery and greenhouse plants.
28.Ohio is also called the Buckeye State.
29.Canton houses the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
30.Thomas Alva Edison is from Miami.
31.Neil Armstrong hails from Wapakoneta.
32.The first car of USA was made by John Lambert in 1911. He hailed from Ohio City.
33.The Wright brothers hail from Dayton.
34.The automobile self starter was invented by Charles Kettering in 1911. He hailed from Loundonville.
35.The Drew Cary Show, a famous television series, is based in Cleveland.
36.The system of vulcanizing rubber was developed in 1839 by Charles Goodyear. He hailed from Akron.
37.The United States Public Land Survey started in East Liverpool.
38.Teflon was invented in 1938 by Roy J Plunkett. He hailed from New Carlisle.
39.Ohio is the birthplace of seven USA Presidents - Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes, William H. Taft, James A. Garfield, Warren G. Harding and Benjamin Harrison.
40.The chewing gum was patented in 1869 by WF Semple. He was from Mount Vernon.
41.Ohio is where famous people like Steven Spielberg, Arsenio Hall, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, and Annie Oakley were born.
42.In 1954 John Mercer Langston became a clerk of Brownhelm. He is supposed to be the first ever African American to have been elected to a public office.
43.In 1899 the original full time car servicing station was started in Ohio.
44.DeHart Hubbard won at the 1924 Paris Olympics and created a long jumping record. He was the first African American to have won an Olympic gold medal.
45.Ohio became the first state in 1852 to enact laws that protected working women.
46.Jesse Owens was brought up in Cleveland.
47.The first hot dog of USA was made in Ohio in 1900. It was cooked by Harry M Stevens.
48.The poet laureate among African Americans is Paul Laurence Dunbar. He hailed from Dayton.
49.On 1st March 1803 Ohio became the 17th state of USA.