LITTLE KNOWN FACTS TO DAZE AND AMAZE YOU

 

CINCINNATI

 

             Home of the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Redstockings, formed in 1869.

 

             Hosted the first night baseball game played under the lights in 1935 (Crosley Field).

 

             Founding site of the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, later known as the Boy Scouts of America.

 

             Home of the first concrete skyscraper built in the United States (1902), the Ingals Building.

 

             Home to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Toms Cabin.

 

             Home to Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, who served as a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati from 1971 to 1979.

 

             Birthplace of Doris Day, born Doris Von Kappelhoff in 1924. 

 

             Birthplace of Leonard Franklin Slye, later known as Roy Rogers, in 1911.

 

             Birthplace of Steven Spielberg.

 

             Birthplace of Ted Turner.

 

             Birthplace of Eddie Arcaro.

 

             Previously governed by Mayor Jerry Springer, who later was the anchor on WLWT-TV News, and soon to be United States Senator from Ohio.

 

             Birthplace of Pete Rose.

 

             Home to Roger Staubach, who played football at Purcell High School in Cincinnati.

 

             23rd most populated city in the country.

 

 

LOUISVILLE

(pronounced LOUAHVUL)

 

             Birthplace of Cassius Clay in 1942.

 

             Origin of the cheeseburger (1934).

 

             Birthplace of gonzo journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson.

 

             Home to the worlds tallest baseball bat (120 feet), outside the Louisville Slugger Museum in downtown Louisville.

 

             Home to Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats, AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.