Around 2,000 B.C., the Sumerian city-states were conquered and united by a succession of rulers and empire builders. The first of these was a man by the name of Sargon.
Legend suggests that Sargon was abandoned by his mother. Placed in a reed basket, he was pushed into the Euphrates River where he was found by a farmer in the kingdom of Akkad.
Eventually Sargon grew up and became the ruler of Akkad. He immediately began a military campaign in which he united all the Sumerian city-states. Following the death of Sargon’s grandson, the empire that he had built collapsed.
We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.