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Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first African-American to gain national eminence as a poet. Born in 1872 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of ex-slaves and classmate to Orville Wright of aviation fame.

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron chat during one of the NCAA basketball tourney games at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio 3/13/12. Photo by Ty Greenless/Dayton Daily News.

"The Dayton-based McCoys' 1965 hit song Hang On Sloopy was named the official state rock song 20 years later." ~ The American Profile 3/20/04, on Ohio

The Cygnet Cycle, ca. 1898 Stoddard Manufacturing Co. Dayton, Ohio United States The Cygnet's curved frame was designed to absorb all shocks; a beautiful and rare feature was its celluloid fender.

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903

Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1905. "Up the hill by trolley." On one of the city's famous incline railways. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative.