This is a great one for kids.
Do you know that on this day in history:
3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1968 – The last steam hauled train runs on British railways
Famous People Born Today:
1467 – Mary of York (d. 1482)
1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor
Famous People who Died Today:
353 – Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)
449 – Archbishop Flavian of Constantinople
1596 – Hamnet Shakespeare, English son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
1919 – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist, founded Carnegie Steel Company and Carnegie Hall (b. 1835)
1939 – Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer and engineer (b. 1909)
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Personally I’m horrible at dates but these are some great conversation starters to help children learn about history!