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Akron - Notable Historical Events

Sojourner TruthMay 29, 1851

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Akron - Historical Events
Date Event
1851-05-29

Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

1920-08-20

Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League

1920-12-05

Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided

1921-04-30

American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron

1933-04-04

US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die

1935-06-10

Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous

1940-06-05

A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

1947-05-11

BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)

1948-09-07

1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh

1953-07-19

WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1960-07-24

42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron

1966-07-24

48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron

1973-12-28

Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby

1975-08-10

57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron

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Akron - Notable Birthdays

Nate ThurmondJul 25, 1941

Akron - Birthdays
Date Event
1901-10-04

[Robert] Carroll Nye, Akron Ohio, actor (Gone with the Wind)

1910-05-01

Cliff Battles, Akron Oh, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins)

1911-10-07

Vaughn Monroe, Akron Oh, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)

1918-11-10

Jack McCoy, Akron Ohio, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire)

1921-02-14

Hugh Downs, Akron Oh, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration)

1922-05-19

David McLean, Akron Oh, actor (Tate-Tate)

1923-05-21

Ara Parseghian, Akron, Ohio, American football player and coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame)

1924-07-20

Lola Albright, Akron Ohio, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad)

1929-06-29

Peter George, Akron Ohio, weightlifter (Oly-gold/2 silver-48, 52)

1934-06-15

Ruby Nash Cutis, Akron Oh, rocker (Ruby & The Romantics)

1935-11-26

Marian Mercer, Akron Ohio, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show)

1941-07-25

Nate Thurmond, Akron Ohio, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)

1949-04-05

Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Ohio, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)

1950-03-04

Judy Dickinson, Akron OH, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic)

1950-06-30

Donna Jean Willmott, Akron Ohio, FALN member (FBI most wanted)

1951-09-07

Chrissie Hynde, Akron Oh, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)

1952-02-16

James Ingram, Akron, Ohio, American vocalist (Just Once)

1955-10-01

Howard Hewett, Akron Oh, rock vocalist (Shalamar)

1957-01-03

Frank Dicopoulos, Akron OH, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light)

1964-02-18

Lisa Elaine Comshaw, Akron Ohio, actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child)

1964-06-08

Butch [Harry Lee] Reynolds Jr, Akron, Ohio, 4X400m runner

1965-05-01

Jon Warren, Akron Ohio, 1.5k runner

1966-09-06

Joan Guetschow, Akron Ohio, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1966-11-11

Gina Pillitiere, Akron Oh, WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994)

1967-04-23

Melina Kanakaredes, Akron Ohio, actress (Eleni Andros-Guiding Light)

1968-01-08

Mark Duane Croghan, Akron Ohio, 3k steeplechase (Olympics-5th-96)

1969-09-07

Angie Everhart, Akron Ohio, model/actress (Jade, Last Action Hero)

1976-05-04

Heather Kozar, Akron OH, playmate (Jan, 1998)

1982-04-15

Mark Mizzark, [Marlis Pugh], Akron Ohio, rapper (Another Bad Creation)

Akron - Notable Weddings

Thomas EdisonFeb 24, 1886

Akron - Weddings
Date Event
1886-02-24

Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.

Akron - Deaths
Date Event
1979-08-02

Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32

1986-01-28

Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster


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