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History of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.

Cincinnati had the first professional city fire department.

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  • 1788 - August 17 - Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded

    historyorb.com

  • 1793 - December 14 - 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati

    historyorb.com

  • News 1827 - August 10 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

    historyorb.com
    August 10, 1827

  • News 1853 - April 1 - Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary

    historyorb.com
    April 1, 1853

  • 1854 - Cincinnati
    Cincinnati is the most populous city of the Western States, and the fifth in site and importance among all the cities of the Union. It is remarkable...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - Happily Pays Fine
    A man in Cincinnati pays $20 fine every Monday morning for selling soda on Sunday. His receipts on that day are something over $80, on which there is ...Read MORE...


  • 1860 - May 21 - A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chillicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH, causing a million dollars damage.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • January 14, 1863 - The greatest snowstorm of record for Cincinnati OH commenced, and a day later twenty inches of snow covered the ground. That total has remained far above the modern day record for Cincinnati of eleven inches of snow in one storm.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1865 - The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.

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

  • 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1867

  • News 1869 - Explosion
    The late explosion at the Cincinnati gas works was caused by striking a match to light a tobacco pipe. The man who did it was the only victim of the...Read MORE...


  • 1869 - Cincinnati Redstockings become the first fully professional baseball team.

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

  • News 1884 - Joseph Bunker, chief of the Cincinnati fire department, died from injuries received last Saturday by a collision between his wagon and a fire-engine.

    The Belleville Telescope
    Belleville, Kansas
    October 9, 1884

  • News 1888 - July 25 – Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly the only person using touch typing at this time, wins a decisive victory over Louis Traub in a typing contest held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    This date can be called the birthday of the touch typing method that is widely used now.
    www.wikipedia.org
    July 25, 1888

  • News 1889 - FATAL TRAIN WRECK Most Appalling Accident of its Kind Ever Known
    Cincinnati, Oct. 15. - Ten persons are reported killed by the breaking loose of a car on the Auburn incline plane. The rope broke just as the car...Read MORE...


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Daily Journal and Tribune
    Tennessee
    August 20, 1892

    Advertisement
  • 1893 - January 6 - The breaking of an ice gorge in the Ohio River, at Cincinnati, caused great damage to shipping.

    The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Volume 1894 Press Publishing Company. 1894

  • 1895 - Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, sin-sin-nah'tee, the metropolis of the state of Ohio, and the county seat of Hamilton co., is on the right or N. bank of the Ohio River,...Read MORE...


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Hardwood Floors
    Smooth as Glass
    "Old English" Floor Wax
    Barron, Boyle & Co., Cincinnati, O.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    January 1898
    Advertisement
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Pease Round Head Venetian Blinds
    The Pease Co.
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Ladies' Home Journal
    September 1898
    Advertisement
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Toy Electric Railway

    The Carlisle & Finch Co.
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Ladies' Home Journal
    December 1898
    Advertisement
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    The Lake and Hot House, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Postcard
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Traction Building
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Postcard
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    German Orphan Home
    Postcard
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Government Square, looking toward the Fountain, Cincinnati, O.
    Postcard
  • 1901 - Cincinnati - Always a Strategic Point by Milton E. Ailes
    On the day before Christmas, 1788, twenty six adventurous men, in deerskin hunting shirts and leggins, with tomahawk, powder horn and scalping knife...Read MORE...


  • 1901 - January 22 - The Grand Opera House in Cincinnati is destroyed in a fire.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 22, 1901

  • News 1907 - CINCINNATI SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS BY FLOOD FIFTEEN THOUSAND PERSONS DRIVEN TO HIGHER LAND.
    CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 19. - With the crest of the flood water in the Ohio river not yet in sight the financial loss in Cincinnati and vicinity, due to ...Read MORE...


  • 1907 - March 12-13 - A storm produced a record 5.22 inches of rain in 24 hours at Cincinnati, OH.

    The Weather Channel

  • News 1908 - March 7 - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"

    historyorb.com
    March 7, 1908

  • News 1914 - September 1 - The last known passenger pigeon "Martha" dies in the Cincinnati Zoo.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 1, 1914

  • News 1915 - July 7 - A severe wind and thunderstorm caused heavy damage and 38 deaths in and near Cincinnati, OH. Many older buildings were demolished. The steamship Dick Fulton was overturned.

    The Weather Channel
    July 7, 1915

  • 1916
    Cincinnati, sin-sin-na'tee, the metropolis of the state of Ohio and the county seat of Hamilton co., is on the right or N. bank of the Ohio River,...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - 3 KILLED, 30 HOUSES WRECKED IN RESIDENCE SUBERB OF CINCINNATI.
    Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11. - Three persons are known to have lost their lives, four others are probably fatally seriously injured as the result of a ...Read MORE...


  • News 1919 - The Baseball World Series won by Cincinnati Reds


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Howland Photographer
    74 Fountain Square
    Cincinnati, O.
    Advertisement
  • 1922 - March 2 - WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com

  • News May 24, 1935: First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    May 24, 1935

  • News 1967 - June 12 - Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)

    historyorb.com
    June 12, 1967

  • 1969 - August 9 - A tornado hit Cincinnati OH killing four persons and causing fifteen million dollars property damage. The tornado moved in a southeasterly direction at 40 to 50 mph.

    The Weather Channel



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


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Daily Journal and Tribune
Tennessee
August 20, 1892

Advertisement

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Hardwood Floors
Smooth as Glass
"Old English" Floor Wax
Barron, Boyle & Co., Cincinnati, O.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Advertisement

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Pease Round Head Venetian Blinds
The Pease Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Advertisement

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Toy Electric Railway

The Carlisle & Finch Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Advertisement

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
The Lake and Hot House, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Postcard

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Traction Building
Cincinnati, Ohio
Postcard

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
German Orphan Home
Postcard



Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Government Square, looking toward the Fountain, Cincinnati, O.
Postcard

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Howland Photographer
74 Fountain Square
Cincinnati, O.
Advertisement
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History and News of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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  • 1788 - August 17 - Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded

    historyorb.com
  • 1793 - December 14 - 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati

    historyorb.com
  • News  1827 - August 10 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

    historyorb.com
    August 10, 1827
  • News  1853 - April 1 - Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary

    historyorb.com
    April 1, 1853
  • 1854 - Cincinnati
    Cincinnati is the most populous city of the Western States, and the fifth in site and importance among all the cities of the Union. It is remarkable... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - Happily Pays Fine
    A man in Cincinnati pays $20 fine every Monday morning for selling soda on Sunday. His receipts on that day are something over $80, on which there is ... Read MORE...

  • 1860 - May 21 - A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chillicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH, causing a million dollars damage.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • January 14, 1863 - The greatest snowstorm of record for Cincinnati OH commenced, and a day later twenty inches of snow covered the ground. That total has remained far above the modern day record for Cincinnati of eleven inches of snow in one storm.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1865 - The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ ohio.html
  • 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1867
  • 1869 - Cincinnati Redstockings become the first fully professional baseball team.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html
  • News  1869 - Explosion
    The late explosion at the Cincinnati gas works was caused by striking a match to light a tobacco pipe. The man who did it was the only victim of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - Joseph Bunker, chief of the Cincinnati fire department, died from injuries received last Saturday by a collision between his wagon and a fire-engine.
    The Belleville Telescope
    Belleville, Kansas
    October 9, 1884
  • News  1888 - July 25 – Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly the only person using touch typing at this time, wins a decisive victory over Louis Traub in a typing contest held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    This date can be called the birthday of the touch typing method that is widely used now.
    www.wikipedia.org
    July 25, 1888
  • News  1889 - FATAL TRAIN WRECK Most Appalling Accident of its Kind Ever Known
    Cincinnati, Oct. 15. - Ten persons are reported killed by the breaking loose of a car on the Auburn incline plane. The rope broke just as the car... Read MORE...

  • 1893 - January 6 - The breaking of an ice gorge in the Ohio River, at Cincinnati, caused great damage to shipping.

    The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Volume 1894 Press Publishing Company. 1894
  • 1895 - Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, sin-sin-nah'tee, the metropolis of the state of Ohio, and the county seat of Hamilton co., is on the right or N. bank of the Ohio River,... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Cincinnati - Always a Strategic Point by Milton E. Ailes
    On the day before Christmas, 1788, twenty six adventurous men, in deerskin hunting shirts and leggins, with tomahawk, powder horn and scalping knife... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - January 22 - The Grand Opera House in Cincinnati is destroyed in a fire.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 22, 1901
  • News  1907 - CINCINNATI SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS BY FLOOD FIFTEEN THOUSAND PERSONS DRIVEN TO HIGHER LAND.
    CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 19. - With the crest of the flood water in the Ohio river not yet in sight the financial loss in Cincinnati and vicinity, due to ... Read MORE...

  • 1907 - March 12-13 - A storm produced a record 5.22 inches of rain in 24 hours at Cincinnati, OH.

    The Weather Channel
  • News  1908 - March 7 - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"

    historyorb.com
    March 7, 1908
  • News  1914 - September 1 - The last known passenger pigeon "Martha" dies in the Cincinnati Zoo.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 1, 1914
  • News  1915 - July 7 - A severe wind and thunderstorm caused heavy damage and 38 deaths in and near Cincinnati, OH. Many older buildings were demolished. The steamship Dick Fulton was overturned.

    The Weather Channel
    July 7, 1915
  • 1916
    Cincinnati, sin-sin-na'tee, the metropolis of the state of Ohio and the county seat of Hamilton co., is on the right or N. bank of the Ohio River,... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - 3 KILLED, 30 HOUSES WRECKED IN RESIDENCE SUBERB OF CINCINNATI.
    Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11. - Three persons are known to have lost their lives, four others are probably fatally seriously injured as the result of a ... Read MORE...

  • News  1919 - The Baseball World Series won by Cincinnati Reds
  • 1922 - March 2 - WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • News  May 24, 1935: First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    May 24, 1935
  • News  1967 - June 12 - Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)

    historyorb.com
    June 12, 1967
  • 1969 - August 9 - A tornado hit Cincinnati OH killing four persons and causing fifteen million dollars property damage. The tornado moved in a southeasterly direction at 40 to 50 mph.

    The Weather Channel

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