August 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 580, the Chinese invent toilet paper.
- In 1839, the ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.
- In 1843, Charles Thurber patents a typewriter.
- In 1961, the official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto.
- In 1973, 10-year-old Mary Boitano is the first woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners.
- Famous Birthdays: Alex Trevino (catcher for LA Dodgers), Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On), Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl,) Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) first female Democratic VP candidate (1984)
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