August 23, 2019
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The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
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BIRTHDAY FINDER

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS
 

TIME CAPSULES

Crypt of Civilization, in Atlanta, Georgia, is to be opened in the year 8113! See the entire inventory of this HUGE time capsule. arrow

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS

arrow August 11

In the Hot Seat

Although summer's "Dog Days" traditionally end on August 11, some dalmation dogs are in the hot seat every day. Years ago, fire equipment was pulled by horses. Each firehouse had a dog that ran ahead of the horses to warn people that a fire wagon was coming. Dalmations were used because they got along well with the horses.

arrow August 17, 1978

Up, Up, and Away

On August 17, 1978, Max Anderson, Ben Abruzzo, and Larry Newman became the first men to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon. The 3,200-mile trip in their balloon, the Double Eagle II, started at Presque Isle, Maine, and ended at Miserey, France, and took 137 hours.

In the past, sheep trimmed the White House lawn!


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