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1786 In return for ceding its land claims, Congress granted Connecticut this land in Northern Ohio. The state sold the land to raise money for public education in Connecticut.
1799 Moses Cleaveland surveyed the site that became the city of Cleveland.
1822 The citizens of Tallmadge, Summit County, began building their Congregational Church. Dedicated in 1825, the church is one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the state and can be visited by appointment.
1875 Archibald Willard of Wellington, Lorain County, painted the first version of The Spirit of '76, an image that became a national icon. The second version of this painting, from the 1890s, is on display at the Ohio Historical Center, Columbus.
1880 James A. Garfield of Hiram, Geauga County, elected 20th President of the United States.
1937 Six Ohio workers killed and many more injured in a violent month-long strike against the "Little Steel" companies. The Ohio Historical Society's Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor exhibits the history of steel making in the region.
1967 Carl Stokes elected mayor of Cleveland, the first African-American mayor of a major US city.
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