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Akron, Ohio, USA
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Where is Akron, Ohio, USA? 

Akron is the county seat of Summit County. It is located in the Great Lakes region approximately 39 miles (63 km) south of Lake Erie along the Little Cuyahoga River.

Akron was co-founded in 1825 when suggested by Paul Williams to Simon Perkins. In 1833, "South" was temporarily added to the name when Eliakim Crosby settled a bordering North Akron. After Summit County formed from portions of Portage, Medina, and Stark counties in 1840, Akron succeeded Cuyahoga Falls as county seat a year later. The Akron School Law of 1847 created the K-12 system. In 1851, Sojourner Truth attended a convention and extemporaneously delivered the original "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. During the Civil War, Ferdinand Schumacher supplied the Union Army with oats produced by his mill along the Ohio Canal. Between the 1870s and World War I, numerous churches across the nation were built using the Akron Plan.Wikipedia


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1825 - Akron, Ohio founded

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1839 - Charles Goodyear of Akron developed the process of vulcanizing rubber.

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News  1888 - Joseph Dickenhof, aged seventy years, was assaulted by highwaymen at Akron, O., on the evening of the 31st ult. and robbed of $7,300 which he carried in a valise.


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News  1890 - TORNADO AT AKRON, OHIO. A PATH CUT THROUGH THE CITY AND MANY BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED.
Akron, Ohio, May 12. - Saturday was a bad day for this city. A terrible cyclone moved down upon us, causing great damage. Professor Egbert, of Buchtel College, who was out in the storm, calculated that it was traveling at the rate of four miles a minute, so that its track of about a mile and a half ...Read MORE...


News  1897 - OPERA HOUSE BURNED.
Akron, O., July 19. - The Academy of Music block, containing the local opera house, was almost destroyed by fire Sunday. The loss on the block, owned by SYLVESTER T. EVERETT, of Cleveland, is $25,000; that on the opera house is $10,000, with smaller losses to offices and stores will amount to...Read MORE...


News  1899 - SMOLDERING RUINS. MAIN BUILDING OF BUCHTEL COLLEGE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Akron, O., Dec. 21. - The main building of Buchtel college, including all the laboratories, library, men's and women's dormitories, was burned to the ground. The fire started in the men's dormitory, about 5 p.m., and spread to other portions of the building rapidly. Much of the personal property of ...Read MORE...


1900 - August 3 - Harvey Firestone starts the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.

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1901 - April 20 - Akron OH established April snow records of 15.6 inches in 24 hours, and 26.6 inches for the month.

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News  1909 - $1,500,000 FIRE IN AKRON, O. FLAMES DESTROY WHOLE BLOCK - SEVERAL NARROWLY ESCAPE.
Akron, O. - May 18. - Fire in the seven-story Hower Power block today practically destroyed the building and its contents, causing a loss which it is thought will aggregate $1,500,000. Several girls employed in the building had a narrow escape. Firemen were in danger from falling walls.

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1916
Akron, a city, the capital of Summit co., Ohio, and a manufacturing, mineral, and railroad centre, 39 miles S. by E. of Cleveland, on the Baltimore and Ohio, the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus and other railroads. It is on the Ohio Canal, and about 1000 feet above the level of the sea. It has an...Read MORE...


News  1928 - FOUR AKRON BOYS KILLED BY BLAST. FIRED DRUM OF BENZINE UNDER SHED. THREE BROTHERS AND PLAYMATE DIE AND FIFTH OF GROUP MAY LIVE ALTHOUGH BADLY BURNED.
Akron, April 30 - Four boys, three of them brothers, were killed and a fifth was seriously injured when a steel drum of benzine exploded in a shed at the rear of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plant here Sunday.

Those killed were:
CHARLES CARTER, 14.
ALBERT CARTER, 10.
LEEMAN CARTER,...Read MORE...



News  1935 - June 10 – Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.

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News  1940 - June 5 - 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited (Akron Ohio)

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1947 - May 11 - BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)

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1948 - September 7 - 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Ohio

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1953 - July 19 - WAKR TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Anderson
flag  Edward J. Anderson (12 October 1890, Akron, Ohio, USA - 13 January 1911, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Gill
flag  Philip H. Gill (1854, Akron, Ohio, USA - 6 August 1877, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)

Slabaugh
flag  Helen Slabaugh (7 June 1889, Akron, Ohio, USA - 9 December 1904, ) gravestone
 


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