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20 Fun Facts About Cincinnati

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    1. The Roebling Suspension Bridge was the longest worldwide and was later the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge after it was completed in 1867. Credit: Shutterstock
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    2. Cincinnati hosted the first night baseball game played under lights in 1935. Credit: GettyImages
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    3. Carmen Electra was born in Cincinnati and attended Princeton High School. Credit: GettyImages
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    4. Nick Lachey was born in Cincinnati and graduated from School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Credit: GettyImages
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    5. Cincinnati’s own Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Credit: GettyImages
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    6. Cincinnati was the first city to deliver airmail July 4, 1835 (by hot air balloon). Credit: GettyImages
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    7. Cincinnati was the first city in America to hold a songfest(1849). Credit: GettyImages
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    8. Cincinnati is the first and only city to own their own Railroad (Cincinnati Southern 1880). Credit: GettyImages
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    9. Paul Brown Stadium is the only football stadium that made the list of "America’s favorite 150 buildings and structures." Credit: GettyImages
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    10. The second tallest building in Cincinnati and a National Historic Landmark is the Carew Tower. It was also the basis for the Empire State Building. Credit: Shutterstock
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    11.The Cincinnati Red Stockings, now known as the Cincinnati Reds, were the first professional baseball team started in 1869. Credit: GettyImages
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    12. There are more than 140 chili restaurants in Cincinnati. Cincinnati-ans consume more than 2,000,000 pounds of chili each year and 850,000 pounds of shredded cheese. Credit: Shutterstock
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    13. The famous Oktoberfest-Zincinnati USA is found to be the largest Oktoberfest in the country and second largest in the world. Credit: GettyImages
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    14. Local Cincinnatian’s developed the American Cornhole Organization and Cincinnati is also the capital of the game. Credit: Shutterstock
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    15. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in the U.S. after opening in 1875. Credit: Shutterstock
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    16. For the past 8 elections, Cincinnati's Busken Bakery has sold cookies featuring the candidates, and the sales have been very accurate in predicting the elections. Credit: GettyImages
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    17. Rock musician Peter Frampton married his third wife, Tina Elfers, in Cincinnati in 1996, and lived in an Indian Hill mansion from 2000 to 2012. Credit: GettyImages
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    18. William Howard Taft was one of 5 Cincinnati natives to be elected president, and in 1910, became the first president to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. Credit: Library of Congress
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    19. The University of Cincinnati was the first school in the United States to introduce a co-op program. Credit: Shutterstock
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    20. Cincinnati was originally named Losantville, meaning "opposite of the mouth of the river," due to its proximity to the Licking River, a tributary of the Ohio River. Credit: Shutterstock