DDN and Dayton

Parks, Fairs and Festivals

August 26, 2011
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Summer is the time for outdoor activities. Dayton and its metropolitan area boast an impressive array of parks, gardens and reserves for public enjoyment in warm weather. Dayton’s parks have provided much-appreciated sites for recreation and relaxation for over a century. They are managed by a diverse array of organizations – Five Rivers MetroParks,...
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Dayton Air Show

July 27, 2011
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Dayton Air Show

In keeping with its history as the birthplace of aviation, each year, Dayton hosts a spectacular air show. The Dayton Air Show, first held in 1974, is recognized as one of the country’s premier aviation events. The Air Show takes place in mid-July each year at the Dayton International Airport. This celebration of Dayton’s...
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Graduation in Dayton

June 14, 2011
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It’s that time of the year! May and June are known as the season of graduation – when most students leave high school or college and move on to another stage in their lives. Here’s a quick history of graduation ceremonies to ponder while you listen to “Pomp and Circumstance” at your next graduation...
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Baseball in Dayton

May 24, 2011
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Baseball is called America’s pastime, and Dayton is not an exception to the rule. The onset of spring brings families to the diamond all across the Miami Valley. Dayton is home to the Dayton Dragons, and before them, the Ducks. The region is also home to many Major league all-stars; including Roger Clemens, Mike...
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Dayton Industries and Inventors

May 17, 2011
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Delco Delco was the automotive electronics design and manufacturing subsidiary of General Motors. The company was founded in Dayton by Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958) and Colonel Edward A. Deeds (1874-1960) in 1909 (originally with NCR, in 1915 Deeds left that company to devote himself fulltime to the new enterprise). Delco’s name was formed from...
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Xenia Tornado of 1974

April 19, 2011
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On April 3, 1974 an F-5 tornado tore through the heart of Xenia, killing 33 people and injuring more than 1,300 others. It bulldozed a path more than a half-mile wide, destroying or damaging more than 1,400 buildings, including 1,200 homes, dozens of businesses, 10 churches, and several schools. By the time it lifted...
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Theater in Dayton

March 24, 2011
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Winter in Dayton has never been a time to stay at home. The thriving theater venues in town are a great place to escape the winter blues and enjoy first-rate performing arts. Dayton is fortunate to have a strong tradition of support for the arts. For instance, many of the city’s suburbs and small...
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The Blizzard of 1978

March 3, 2011
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The snow is melting and it appears that the worst of winter’s wrath is behind us.  Though this winter season was not too daunting, Dayton is no stranger to severe weather. The most notable is perhaps the Blizzard of 1978. In January and February of 1978, a series of three storms hit the Miami...
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Basketball in Dayton

February 3, 2011
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The onset of winter marks the return of one of Dayton’s favorite pastimes, basketball.  Dayton is home to two storied Division I college basketball teams, the Raiders of Wright State University and the University of Dayton Flyers. Combined, the men’s teams  have more than forty postseason appearances and four national championships (the Raiders won...
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Dayton Daily News Archive at Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives

January 7, 2011
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DDN Archive move to Wright State

EXTRA! EXTRA! WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES RECEIVE ARCHIVES OF DAYTON DAILY NEWS… WILL UNDERGO BASIC PROCESSING WITH A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION… The story of a city is drafted in the myriad experiences of its citizens; it is forged on the face of its architecture and geography. It is...
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