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1801-1810 John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, traveled throughout the region and planted apple orchards, according to legend.
1830 The first woman's rights convention in Ohio held in Salem, Columbiana County.
1876 Inventor Charles Kettering born in Loudonville, Ashland County. He later migrated to Dayton and invented the electric self-starting ignition for the automobile, a device that made it possible for anyone to operate a car.
1894 Wealthy Massillon businessman Jacob Coxey led a march of unemployed people to Washington, D.C., called Coxey's Army. Coxey advocated public works jobs building roads to ease unemployment.
1896 William McKinley of Stark County elected the 26th President of the United States.
1920 The National Football League founded in Canton, Stark County.
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