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Armed Forces Day

May 15, 2012
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Armed Forces Day

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. The day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S....
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Mother’s Day

May 8, 2012
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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May. It complements Father’s Day, the celebration honoring fathers. The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on...
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Woodland Cemetery

May 1, 2012
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Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the oldest “garden” cemeteries in the United States. Woodland was founded in 1841 by John Van Cleve, the first male child born in Dayton. The cemetery began with 40 acres southeast of Dayton and has been enlarged to its present size of 200 acres. Over 3,000 trees...
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Titanic

April 13, 2012
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Titanic

April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The sinking of Titanic caused the...
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Opening Day

April 3, 2012
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The original Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball’s first openly all-professional team, were founded as an amateur club in 1866, and became fully professional in 1869. The Red Stockings won 130 straight games throughout 1869 and 1870. Star players included brothers Harry and George Wright, Fred Walterman, and pitcher Asa Brainard. The Cincinnati Red Stockings left...
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Virginia Kettering

March 29, 2012
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Virginia Kettering

Born July 14, 1907 in Bellevue, Kentucky, Virginia Weiffenbach was the only child of architect Norman Weiffenbach and his wife Clara. Virginia moved to Dayton with her parents when she was a small child, where she first met Eugene Kettering at the experimental Moraine Park School on Southern Boulevard. As their friendship grew, Virginia...
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Erma Bombeck

March 22, 2012
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Erma Bombeck

Erma Louise Bombeck was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books in her life. From 1965 to 1996, Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns chronicling the ordinary life of a Midwestern suburban housewife...
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St Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2012
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St Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. The celebration was originally a religious festival to commemorate St Patrick, who is the Catholic patron saint of Ireland. Today, the holiday is associated less with its religious origins but more as a time to celebrate all things related to Irish culture. The DDN...
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Central State University

February 29, 2012
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Central State University’s history began when Wilberforce College was established in 1856. This was founded as a partnership between the Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1887, the Ohio General Assembly enacted legislation to create the Industrial Department at Wilberforce College, to provide training for teachers...
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Wilberforce University

February 22, 2012
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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University is a liberal arts African- American University located in southern Ohio. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, it was the first college to be owned and operated by African- Americans. The college was founded in 1856 by the Cincinnati, Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal...
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