August 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 1617, the first one-way streets open in London, England.
- In 1821, Mexico declares independence.
- In 1889, the first ship-to-shore wireless message was received in the US.
- On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston.
- In 1960 , the world's largest frog (3.3 kg) was caught in Equatorial Guinea.
- Famous Birthdays: Robert Curl (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Lee Majors (actor), Gloria Ehret (LPGA golfer), Nelson DeMille (American novelist), Barbara Eden (actress)
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