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1787 Member of Congress John Cleves Symmes of New Jersey and a group of investors bought this land from Congress.
1788 Losantiville settled by Mathias Denman, the second major settlement in the Ohio Country.
1790 Losantiville named the capital of the Northwest Territory; Governor Arthur St. Clair changed the name to Cincinnati, in honor of the Revolutionary Veterans association, the Society of the Cincinnati.
1830s Cincinnati earned the nickname "Porkopolis" because of the large number of slaughterhouses in the city.
1869 The Cincinnati Red Stockings fielded as the first professional baseball team in the country.
1888-1910 Boss George B. Cox dominated Cincinnati politics as one of the most notorious and successful big-city political bosses in the country.
1908 Cincinnatian William Howard Taft elected the 27th President of the US. He also Served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1921-1930.
1938-1953 President Taft's son, Robert A. Taft, served as an influential United States Senator and sponsor of the Taft-Hartley Labor Management Act that restricted labor unions.
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