From Ohio History Central
→The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement: 1946-1975
*1953: Correcting an oversight, Congress passed a resolution officially recognizing [[Ohio statehood]] and declaring Ohio's date of entry into the Union as March 1, 1803.
*1955: The [[Ohio Turnpike]] completed.
*1958: Completion of the [[St. Lawrence Seaway]] connected Ohio cities on [[Lake Erie]] to international trade opportunities.
*1959: The [[General Assembly]] created the [[Ohio Civil Rights Commission]].
*1962: Ohioan [[John Glenn]] became the first
American to orbit the earth.
*1963: [[William O. Walker]] became Ohio's first African-American cabinet member.
*1963: The [[
Professional Football Hall of Fame]] opened in [[Canton]].
*1964-1974: [[Vietnam War]]
*1967: [[Carl Stokes]] became the first [[African-American]] mayor of a major city ([[Cleveland]]).
*1969: Ohioan [[Neil Armstrong]] became the first person to walk on the moon.
*1970: [[Kent State
Riot]] - Four students killed by [[Ohio National Guard]] during anti-war protests.
*1972: The [[General Assembly]] enacted the [[Ohio Income Tax]].
*1973: Ohio voters approved the [[Ohio Lottery]].
*1974: The deadly [[Xenia Tornado]] killed 33 people.