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  • 1812 - Columbus, Ohio founded

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  • 1816 - Columbus named state capital.


  • 1854 - Columbus
    Columbus city, capital of the state of Ohio, and seat of justice of Franklin county, is pleasantly situated on the E. bank of the Scioto river, 90...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - THE BURNING OF THE OHIO LUNATIC ASYLUM.
    A Columbus dispatch of the 18th inst., to the Cincinnati Gazette, gives the following additional particulars of the burning of the Central Lunatic...Read MORE...


  • 1872 - February 22 - 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)

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  • News 1880 - April 2 - A mother propped up her baby in a chair in a photograph gallery in Columbus, Ohio, to have its picture taken, and then excused herself for a moment. She has not yet returned.

    The Cambria Freemen
    Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
    April 2, 1880

  • News 1888 - The factory of the Buckeye Buggy Company at Columbus, O., was burned on the 13th, causing a loss of $150,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888

  • 1895 - Columbus
    Columbus, the capital city of Ohio and the county seat of Franklin co., is situated on the Scioto River, by rail 120 miles N.E. of Cincinnati, 138...Read MORE...


  • Columbus, Ohio, USA
    A New Idea in Trunks
    The Stallman Dresser Trunk
    F. A. Stallman, Columbus O.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898
    Advertisement
  • News 1899 - ENGINE KILLS SIX. SEVEN MEMBERS OF AN OHIO FAMILY RUN DOWN BY TRAIN.
    At Columbus, Ohio, six members of a family of seven were killed at the Woodward Avenue crossing of the Big Four Railroad. The seventh lies in a...Read MORE...


  • Columbus, Ohio, USA
    McKinley Monument and State House, Columbus, Ohio.
    Postcard
  • 1901 - July 24 – O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from the First National Bank in Austin, Texas.

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    July 24, 1901

  • News 1907 - BIG FOUR TRAIN WRECK. ONE OF THE FASTEST TRAINS ON NEW YORK CENTRAL WENT THRU OPEN SWITCH AT COLUMBUS, O. MANY PASSENGERS ARE INJURED.
    Columbus, O., June 18 - Big Four passenger train No. 19, one of the fastest trains on the New York Central lines, went thru an open switch today in...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - $200,000 FIRE IN COLUMBUS. Blaze Destroys Five-Story Building Opposite the One in Which It Started.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 26. - Fire which started by a gas explosion early to-day in the four-story building occupied by the Brunswick Bowling Company,...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - November 7 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

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    November 7, 1910

  • Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Masonic Temple
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Columbus, the capital city of Ohio and the county- seat of Franklin co., is situated on the Scioto River and on the Baltimore and Ohio, the...Read MORE...


  • Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Citizens' Trust and Savings Bldg., Columbus, Ohio.
    Postcard
  • News 1947 - September 15 - First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio

    historyorb.com
    September 15, 1947



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A New Idea in Trunks
The Stallman Dresser Trunk
F. A. Stallman, Columbus O.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Advertisement

Columbus, Ohio, USA
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McKinley Monument and State House, Columbus, Ohio.
Postcard

Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Masonic Temple
Postcard

Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Citizens' Trust and Savings Bldg., Columbus, Ohio.
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  • 1812 - Columbus, Ohio founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1816 - Columbus named state capital.
  • 1854 - Columbus
    Columbus city, capital of the state of Ohio, and seat of justice of Franklin county, is pleasantly situated on the E. bank of the Scioto river, 90... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - THE BURNING OF THE OHIO LUNATIC ASYLUM.
    A Columbus dispatch of the 18th inst., to the Cincinnati Gazette, gives the following additional particulars of the burning of the Central Lunatic... Read MORE...

  • 1872 - February 22 - 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)

    historyorb.com
  • News  1880 - April 2 - A mother propped up her baby in a chair in a photograph gallery in Columbus, Ohio, to have its picture taken, and then excused herself for a moment. She has not yet returned.
    The Cambria Freemen
    Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
    April 2, 1880
  • News  1888 - The factory of the Buckeye Buggy Company at Columbus, O., was burned on the 13th, causing a loss of $150,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888
  • 1895 - Columbus
    Columbus, the capital city of Ohio and the county seat of Franklin co., is situated on the Scioto River, by rail 120 miles N.E. of Cincinnati, 138... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - ENGINE KILLS SIX. SEVEN MEMBERS OF AN OHIO FAMILY RUN DOWN BY TRAIN.
    At Columbus, Ohio, six members of a family of seven were killed at the Woodward Avenue crossing of the Big Four Railroad. The seventh lies in a... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - July 24 – O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from the First National Bank in Austin, Texas.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 24, 1901
  • News  1907 - BIG FOUR TRAIN WRECK. ONE OF THE FASTEST TRAINS ON NEW YORK CENTRAL WENT THRU OPEN SWITCH AT COLUMBUS, O. MANY PASSENGERS ARE INJURED.
    Columbus, O., June 18 - Big Four passenger train No. 19, one of the fastest trains on the New York Central lines, went thru an open switch today in... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - $200,000 FIRE IN COLUMBUS. Blaze Destroys Five-Story Building Opposite the One in Which It Started.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 26. - Fire which started by a gas explosion early to-day in the four-story building occupied by the Brunswick Bowling Company,... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - November 7 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

    historyorb.com
    November 7, 1910
  • 1916
    Columbus, the capital city of Ohio and the county- seat of Franklin co., is situated on the Scioto River and on the Baltimore and Ohio, the... Read MORE...

  • News  1947 - September 15 - First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio

    historyorb.com
    September 15, 1947

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