LITTLE KNOWN FACTS TO DAZE AND AMAZE YOU
Ø Home of the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Redstockings, formed in 1869.
Ø Hosted the first night baseball game played under the lights in 1935 (Crosley Field).
Ø Founding site of the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, later known as the Boy Scouts of America.
Ø Home of the first concrete skyscraper built in the United States (1902), the Ingals Building.
Ø Home to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Ø 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.
Ø Birthplace of Doris Day, born Doris Von Kappelhoff in 1924.
Ø Birthplace of Leonard Franklin Slye, later known as Roy Rogers, in 1911.
Ø Birthplace of Steven Spielberg.
Ø Birthplace of Ted Turner.
Ø Birthplace of Eddie Arcaro.
Ø Previously governed by Mayor Jerry Springer, who later was the anchor on WLWT-TV News, and soon to be United States Senator from Ohio.
Ø Birthplace of Pete Rose.
Ø Home to Roger Staubach, who played football at Purcell High School in Cincinnati.
Ø 23rd most populated city in the country.
Ø Birthplace of Cassius Clay in 1942.
Ø Origin of the cheeseburger (1934).
Ø Birthplace of gonzo journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson.
Ø Home to the world’s tallest baseball bat (120 feet), outside the Louisville Slugger Museum in downtown Louisville.
Ø Home to Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats, AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.