KENTUCKY (8/26/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.
•580 - Chinese invents toilet paper
•1858 - First news dispatch by telegraph
•1873 - 1st free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis Missouri
•1907 - Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
•1910-Birthday/Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)
•1929 - 1st US roller coaster built
•1946 - George Orwell published "Animal Farm"
•1972 - 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
•1996 - Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
•1980 –Birthday/Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich)
Information provided by historyorb.com
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