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  • 1796 - July 22 - Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland

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  • News 1812 - June 1 - Snow whitened the ground in Cleveland OH .

    WeatherForYou.com
    June 1, 1812

  • 1832 - Cleveland is spelled differently than its founder's name Moses Cleaveland. In 1832, the editor of the Cleaveland Gazette newspaper dropped the first "a" to fit the title on one line. The new spelling caught on.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Cleveland From Scranton's Hill

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton,... Read MORE...

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Superior Street, Cleveland, From Presbyterian Church

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William... Read MORE...

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton, 1872

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Mouth of Cuyahoga River, Cleveland

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Cleveland
    Cleveland, city and port of entry of Ohio, and capital of Cuyahoga county, on the S. shore of Lake Erie, at the mouth of Cuyahoga river, 135 miles by ...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    City of Cleveland from Reservoir Walk
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • News 1874 - 3 Votes Not Enough
    An enterprising voter of Cleveland, Ohio, voted three times for a sheriff of Cuyahoga county in the late election. Of course, a candidate so ably vote...Read MORE...


  • 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html


    ...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nea...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - Children Under 14 Working During School Hours
    Arrests are being made in Cleveland, Ohio, under the school laws prohibiting employers from having children under fourteen years of age in their emplo...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - They are having a cholera scare in Cleveland, Ohio. Two members of the same family died after an illness of twelve hours duration.
    The disease certainly resembled cholera. Three other members of the same family were stricken, with every prospect of a fatal termination in their cas...Read MORE...


  • 1890 - May 31 – The 5-story skylight Arcade opens in Cleveland, Ohio.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 31, 1890

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    1890s
    White Sewing Machine Co.
    Cleveland, O.
  • News 1893 - DEATH IN A STORM. Loss of Life and Property in a Hurricane.
    FOUR KILLED IN CLEVELAND.

    Number of Others Injured, Some of Whom May Die - Many Buildings Destroyed and Crops Damaged -

    CLEVELAND, May 24. - A t...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - The May Day Riots (against unemployment) break out in Cleveland, Ohio.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 1, 1894

  • 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Cold In Cleveland.
    Cleveland, Feb. 9. -- The blizzard raged with unabated fury throughout the day, causing more or less delay to railroad traffic ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Cleveland
    Cleveland, a port of entry, the second city of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga co., is delightfully situated on the south shore of Lake Erie, at...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - Struck by a Motor.
    Had it not been for the rude action of a horrid, old, Big Consolidated motor Martin Wing of Rhodes avenue would not have been carried to Charity hospi...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - CALL OUT TROOPS. The Strike Situation in Cleveland is Becoming Quite Serious. POLICE CANNOT CONTROL. Cars Are Stoned and Dynamite Bombs Placed on the Tracks.
    Cleveland, O., July 22 - Orders were issued today for the assembling of four companies of the Fifth regiment, O. N. G., located at Cleveland, to do st...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Euclid Beach, Cleveland, O.
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Lake Shore Drive, Gordon Park
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Street Scene - Euclid Ave. Shopping District, Cleveland O.
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Public Square and Union Terminal Tower, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Horticultural Gardens Stadium and Boat Docks, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • News 1901 - Bath Tub Famine is the Latest. Plumbers Are Entirely Unable to Supply the Demand. Extensive Building Operations Cause the Scarcity.
    There is a crying need of bath tubs in Cleveland. In fact a bath tub famine has been in progress in this city for some time and also in almost every ...Read MORE...


  • News 1901 - TURNED HOSE ON STRIKER. This Was the Revenge Non-Union Men Took Upon a Former Comrade.
    CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 26 - Because Thomas Oldecker, a non-union workman in the Crescent Tin Plate Mill, deserted twenty-five of his non-union comrades...Read MORE...


  • 1901 - Cleveland - The Pleasant City by Charles F. Thwing
    The first thing to be said about Cleveland is what, with the change of a pronoun, a Cambridge poet said about one of whom he wrote: "It is so pleasant...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.
    The Times Special Service.
    WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are expec...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    New West Side Market
  • News 1908 - March 4 – The Collinwood School Fire, near Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., kills 174.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 4, 1908

  • News July 18, 1908: Fireworks banned in Cleveland, Ohio

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    July 18, 1908

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    City Hall, 1908
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    The Arcade, 1909
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Lake Side Hospital, 1909
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Central Viaduct
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Garfield Memorial
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    North Randall Driving Park
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Rocky River Camping Grounds
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Standard Oil Works
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Wade Park
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Y.M.C.A. and The Born Steel Range Co.
  • 1912 - Clarence Crane in Cleveland invented Life Savers.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html

  • 1914 - Cleveland boasts America's first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Rockefellers Residence
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Spencerian College
  • 1916
    Cleveland, a port of entry, the largest city of Ohio, and the county-seat of Cuyahoga co., is delightfully situated on the south shore of Lake Erie, a...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Tent City, Euclid Beach, 1916
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Southwest corner of Euclid and East 9th Street
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Hanna Building and Annex
  • News 1921 - October 8 – The first Sweetest Day is staged in Cleveland, Ohio.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 8, 1921

  • News 1923 - Garrett Morgan of Cleveland invented the first three-position traffic light.
    November 20, 1923:

    On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan ...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Playhouse Square, 1923
  • News 1929 - Is Blamed For Clinic Tragedy at Cleveland
    City Investigating Commission and State Fire Wardens Indicate Disaster Might Have Been Averted if the X-Ray Room Had Been Closed Off

    Cleveland, O. ...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Board of Education Building and Cleveland Public Auditorium
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Municipal Stadium
  • 1948 - East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland was the site of the first pedestrian button for the control of a traffic light. The boy chosen for the 1948 newsreel to demonstrate its operation was Louis Spronze.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html

  • 1995 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland.
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in 1995 on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Its mission is to educate ...Read MORE...


  • 2003 - Electric faults in Cleveland caused power outages to 50 million

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html



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Mouth of Cuyahoga River, Cleveland

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C.... Read MORE...



Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Superior Street, Cleveland, From Presbyterian Church

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William... Read MORE...

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Cleveland From Scranton's Hill

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton,... Read MORE...

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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City of Cleveland from Reservoir Walk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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1890s
White Sewing Machine Co.
Cleveland, O.

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Street Scene - Euclid Ave. Shopping District, Cleveland O.

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Public Square and Union Terminal Tower, Cleveland, Ohio

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Horticultural Gardens Stadium and Boat Docks, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Lake Shore Drive, Gordon Park

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Euclid Beach, Cleveland, O.

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New West Side Market

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City Hall, 1908

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Lake Side Hospital, 1909

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The Arcade, 1909

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Garfield Memorial

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Central Viaduct

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Y.M.C.A. and The Born Steel Range Co.

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Wade Park

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Standard Oil Works

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Rocky River Camping Grounds

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North Randall Driving Park

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Spencerian College

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Rockefellers Residence

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Tent City, Euclid Beach, 1916

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Hanna Building and Annex

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Southwest corner of Euclid and East 9th Street

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Playhouse Square, 1923

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Municipal Stadium

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Board of Education Building and Cleveland Public Auditorium
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  • 1796 - July 22 - Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland

    historyorb.com
  • Cleveland Ohio


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  • News  1812 - June 1 - Snow whitened the ground in Cleveland OH .

    WeatherForYou.com
    June 1, 1812
  • 1832 - Cleveland is spelled differently than its founder's name Moses Cleaveland. In 1832, the editor of the Cleaveland Gazette newspaper dropped the first "a" to fit the title on one line. The new spelling caught on.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html
  • 1854 - Cleveland
    Cleveland, city and port of entry of Ohio, and capital of Cuyahoga county, on the S. shore of Lake Erie, at the mouth of Cuyahoga river, 135 miles by ... Read MORE...

  • News  1874 - 3 Votes Not Enough
    An enterprising voter of Cleveland, Ohio, voted three times for a sheriff of Cuyahoga county in the late election. Of course, a candidate so ably... Read MORE...

  • 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html


    ...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - Children Under 14 Working During School Hours
    Arrests are being made in Cleveland, Ohio, under the school laws prohibiting employers from having children under fourteen years of age in their... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - They are having a cholera scare in Cleveland, Ohio. Two members of the same family died after an illness of twelve hours duration.
    The disease certainly resembled cholera. Three other members of the same family were stricken, with every prospect of a fatal termination in their... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - May 31 – The 5-story skylight Arcade opens in Cleveland, Ohio.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 31, 1890
  • News  1893 - DEATH IN A STORM. Loss of Life and Property in a Hurricane.
    FOUR KILLED IN CLEVELAND.

    Number of Others Injured, Some of Whom May Die - Many Buildings Destroyed and Crops Damaged -

    CLEVELAND, May 24. - A... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - The May Day Riots (against unemployment) break out in Cleveland, Ohio.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 1, 1894
  • 1895 - Cleveland
    Cleveland, a port of entry, the second city of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga co., is delightfully situated on the south shore of Lake Erie,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Cold In Cleveland.
    Cleveland, Feb. 9. -- The blizzard raged with unabated fury throughout the day, causing more or less delay to railroad traffic ... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - Struck by a Motor.
    Had it not been for the rude action of a horrid, old, Big Consolidated motor Martin Wing of Rhodes avenue would not have been carried to Charity... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - CALL OUT TROOPS. The Strike Situation in Cleveland is Becoming Quite Serious. POLICE CANNOT CONTROL. Cars Are Stoned and Dynamite Bombs Placed on the Tracks.
    Cleveland, O., July 22 - Orders were issued today for the assembling of four companies of the Fifth regiment, O. N. G., located at Cleveland, to do... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Cleveland - The Pleasant City by Charles F. Thwing
    The first thing to be said about Cleveland is what, with the change of a pronoun, a Cambridge poet said about one of whom he wrote: "It is so... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - Bath Tub Famine is the Latest. Plumbers Are Entirely Unable to Supply the Demand. Extensive Building Operations Cause the Scarcity.
    There is a crying need of bath tubs in Cleveland. In fact a bath tub famine has been in progress in this city for some time and also in almost every ... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - TURNED HOSE ON STRIKER. This Was the Revenge Non-Union Men Took Upon a Former Comrade.
    CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 26 - Because Thomas Oldecker, a non-union workman in the Crescent Tin Plate Mill, deserted twenty-five of his non-union... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.
    The Times Special Service.
    WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - March 4 – The Collinwood School Fire, near Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., kills 174.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 4, 1908
  • News  July 18, 1908: Fireworks banned in Cleveland, Ohio

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    July 18, 1908
  • 1912 - Clarence Crane in Cleveland invented Life Savers.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html
  • 1914 - Cleveland boasts America's first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html
  • 1916
    Cleveland, a port of entry, the largest city of Ohio, and the county-seat of Cuyahoga co., is delightfully situated on the south shore of Lake Erie,... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - October 8 – The first Sweetest Day is staged in Cleveland, Ohio.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 8, 1921
  • News  1923 - Garrett Morgan of Cleveland invented the first three-position traffic light.
    November 20, 1923:

    On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan ... Read MORE...

  • News  1929 - Is Blamed For Clinic Tragedy at Cleveland
    City Investigating Commission and State Fire Wardens Indicate Disaster Might Have Been Averted if the X-Ray Room Had Been Closed Off

    Cleveland, O. ... Read MORE...

  • 1948 - East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland was the site of the first pedestrian button for the control of a traffic light. The boy chosen for the 1948 newsreel to demonstrate its operation was Louis Spronze.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html
  • 1995 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland.
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in 1995 on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Its mission is to educate ... Read MORE...

  • 2003 - Electric faults in Cleveland caused power outages to 50 million

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html

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