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Cincinnati Firsts

  • 1793 First settlement in Ohio to publish a newspaper
  • 1835 First bag of airmail lifted by a hot air balloon.
  • 1849 First city in the U.S. to hold a municipal song festival - Saengerfest.
  • 1850 First city in the U.S. to establish a Jewish hospital.
  • 1850 First city in the U.S. to publish greeting cards - Gibson Greeting Card Company.
  • 1853 First practical steam fire engine. First city to establish a municipal fire department and first firemen's pole.
  • 1869 First city to establish a weather bureau.
  • 1869 First professional baseball team - the Cincinnati Red Stockings, now known as the Cincinnati Reds.
  • 1870 First city in the U.S. to establish a municipal university - University of Cincinnati.
  • 1870 First city to hold annual industrial expositions.
  • 1875 First city to establish a Jewish theological college - Hebrew Union College.
  • 1875 Reuben Springer offered to finance building of Music Hall for May Festival if citizens also contribute; becomes first matching fund-raiser.
  • 1880 First city in which a woman, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, began and operated a large manufacturing operation - Rookwood Pottery.
  • 1880 First and only city to build and own a major railroad.
  • 1902 First concrete skyscraper built in the U.S. - the Ingalls Building.
  • 1905 Daniel Carter Beard founded the Sons of Daniel Boone, later known as the Boy Scouts of America.
  • 1906 First university to offer cooperative education - University of Cincinnati.
  • 1935 First night baseball game played under lights.
  • 1952 First heart-lung machine makes open heart surgery possible. Developed at Children's Hospital Medical Center.
  • 1954 First city to have a licensed Public television station - WCET TV.



 

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