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Interesting Facts About Ohio

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These interesting facts about Ohio for kids include the first airplane, the world’s largest horseshoe crab, and the rubber capital of the world. Find some fun crafts, activities, and books for each state that will engage kids of all ages.

This is part of the 50 states unit study as we travel around America, learning about the history of each state. Check out these Arkansas facts for kids below!

Ohio is a midwest state with Lake Erie to the north, Pennsylvania to the east, and Michigan to the northwest. The capital is Colombus and is known as The Buckeye State. It became the 17th state in 1803 and has close to 12 million residents.  

Ohio State Facts 

Fact One: The first airplane was invented by Dayton natives the Wright Brothers.

On October 5, 1905, the Wright brothers proved the theory of controlled flight when they flew for 24.2 miles in Dayton, Ohio. 

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Fact Two: The world’s largest horseshoe crab statue is in Ohio

This horseshoe crab art installation is 67 feet long and is located in Hillsboro, Ohio and was built in 1997. 

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Fact Three: Akron, Ohio is the rubber capital of the world

Many well-known tire companies are located in Akron, Ohio making it the rubber capital of the world. 

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Fact Four: John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth in space

Ohio senator John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962. In October of 1998, at age 77, traveled back into space making him the oldest man in space.

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Fact Five: Seven United States Presidents were born in Ohio

Seven United States presidents were born in Ohio including Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding.

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