While providing janitorial and office
cleaning services in Dayton and it's many surrounding communities for more than 20 years here at Clean Environment Janitorial Services, we have watched our Gem City go through many changes.
We are proud of Dayton and it's communities. With that in mind,
we thought it only appropriate to bring forth a little history and some interesting facts about our great city. Let's take
Dayton was named for John Dayton, a congressman from New Jersey who, along
with several partners, owned the land when the original settlers arrived.
The region was referred to as the
" Dayton Purchase",
then just Dayton. It is said that John Dayton never visited
Dayton is well known as an aviation center.
The Wright Brothers built the
world's first successful engine-powered aircraft here and today the community hosts the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, one
of the nation's largest military bases.
Over 22,000 people are employed at Wright-Patterson, which occupies
a site where the Wright Brothers tested their fledgling airplane about a century ago.
there's more to this city than just airplanes. Did you know that Dayton claims one of the highest patent rates per capita
in the nation?
There have been more inventions here that have changed our everyday lives than just about anywhere
else, such as...
The automobile self-starter ( developed by Charles Kettering)
Carbon-less carbon paper
The photoelectric cell
The gas mask
The LCD liquid crystal display
The movie projector
The black light
The world's first aerial photograph
from an airplane
The ice cube tray
The pop top beverage can
The parking meter
These are just some of what Dayton
inventors have created, but certainly not all.
Below are a few other interesting things Dayton is known
The first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton, Aug.19,1934
The Dayton Hamvention,
the world's largest amateur radio trade show
Home of the UD Flyers basketball team
Home of the Dayton
Dragons ( baseball team)
Home of the Dayton Bombers (ice hockey team)
And where would we be without
the song," Hang on Sloopy", recorded by a Dayton band, the McCoys, and later named the official rock song of the
State of Ohio, as well as Ohio State University.
We certianly have our share of great entertainment
The Fraze Pavilion
The Nutter Center
The Victoria Theater
The Schuester Center
Fifth Third Field
also have some great local colleges ...
The University on Dayton
Wright State University
Sinclair Community College
Dayton has also had it's fair share of notable people ...
Erma Bombeck, Nationally-known columnist and author
Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson
Marco Coleman, NFL defensive tackle
James Middletown Cox, Congressman, Ohio governor,
founder of Cox Enterprises
Edward A. Deeds, engineer, inventor, industrialist
Rick Derringer, Rock musician
Phil Donahue, Talk show host
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Noted early African-American poet
Joe Eszterhas, Screenwriter - Showgirls, Basic Instinct
Drew Hastings, Comedian
Cathy Guisewite, National Cartoonist
Dorian Harewood, Actor
Darrell Jackson, NFL wide receiver
Gordon Jump, Actor
Charles Kettering, Inventor
Chad Lowe, Actor
Rob Lowe, Actor
Edwin C. Moses, Olympic Athlete
The Ohio Players, Funk Group
Guided by Voices, Rock group
John H. Patterson, Founder - National Cash Register (NCR)
Mike Peters, Nationally-syndicated opinion cartoonist
Peerless Price, NFL wide receiver
Kim Richey, Singer/Songwriter
James Ritty, Inventor - Cash
Gary Sandy, Actor
Mike Schmidt, Baseball player
Mike Jackson, Author, TV personality,
Martin Sheen, Actor
Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson, NFL defensive tackle
Tamika Williams, Basketball player in the WNBA
Jonathon Winters, Actor/Comedian
The Wright Brothers,
Inventors - Airplane, Bicycle
To conclude, I would like to say that you can see
why we have a lot to be proud of as Daytonians.
We have enjoyed sharing these facts and serving
Dayton during our 20 years.
We are here to help should you ever find yourself in need of office cleaning
services or janitorial services.
After all, we are... "
The Office Cleaning company Dayton turns to for cleaning solutions".
Below are some links about Dayton that you may find helpful.