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How Pansy Williams Beguiled Cincinnati’s Deaf Saloonist

The partying and quarreling of Cincinnati saloonkeeper William Geiger and Pansy Williams made the couple local celebrities in 1889.

Cincinnati’s Violet Honeymooners and Their Scarlet Divorce

A public divorce between Augustine Ogden and Ernest Drewitz (aka the Violet Honeymooners) aired salacious-for-its-time dirty laundry in the early 1900s.

Cincinnati’s Cure for Sickly Children: Open-Air Schools

In the 1900s, Cincinnati Public Schools implemented open-air classrooms to fight infectious disease like tuberculosis, even during winter.

After Killing Hamilton, Aaron Burr Fled to Cincinnati and Plotted Treason

After Aaron Burr murdered Alexander Hamilton, he passed through Cincinnati several times as he plotted against the United States.

Harry Spindler’s Journey from Wild Drummer to Wild Kingdom

Cincinnati’s first jazz bandleader, Harry Spindler, eventually became the city’s go-to expert on collecting and selling exotic animals.

Remember When the Air Force Practiced Nuclear War Over Cincinnati?

From the mid-1950s into the 1960s, sonic booms were an amazing and annoying regular occurrence in Cincinnati skies.

The 1974 Tornado That Destroyed Xenia and Prompted Changes to Weather Reporting

The 1974 super outbreak of tornadoes forced updates to weather technology, storm warning systems, and federal disaster recovery.

The Last Days of Cincinnati’s Notorious Noodle Factory Saloon

The infamous Noodle Factory saloon brought in a clientele interested in one of two pastimes: fisticuffs or watching fisticuffs.

The 1937 Flood that Wreaked Havoc on Cincinnati

The Ohio River was boss on Black Sunday in 1937, but we’ve never given up trying to tame it.

A Virus Sweeps Through the City in 1918

The Spanish Flu pandemic shut down Cincinnati for three months, with later flare-ups, and killed nearly 1,700 adults and children.

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