Category Archives: Local History

Happy Birthday, Orville (and Katharine)!

Did you know that Orville Wright and his younger sister Katharine share the same birthday? They were both born in Dayton, Ohio, on August 19th: Orville in 1871 and Katharine in 1874. Orville and Katharine would have shared many birthday … Continue reading






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“Eat baked potatoes freely” & other Dietary Advice from 1917

We have many extraordinary, unique items here in Special Collections & Archives, some of which are widely and universally recognized as great treasures for researchers. But we also have many interesting items that, while they may not document the great achievements of mankind, … Continue reading






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Star Wars in the Archives

May the 4th is widely recognized — by Star Wars fans, at least — as “Star Wars Day.” This is due to a glorious pun: the phrase “May the 4th be with you” sounds very similar to the greeting “May the Force … Continue reading






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