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Copyright Law was established in 1790. Children could learn more at: http://www.copyrightkids.org/.

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1868 Boneshaker

First bicycle race was held in Paris, France, in 1868. The 1.2 km race was at the Parc De Saint-Cloud. James Moore, an Englishman, won the race on a wooden bike with iron tires inlaid with ball bearings.

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Flaked cereals were patented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in 1884. He developed the cereals as a healthy alternative to breakfasts of bacon and eggs. Children could poll friends to find out which cereals are most popular.

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amendmentSeventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1913. It provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to the amendment, senators were elected by state legislatures.

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Elizabeth Coatsworth (born Buffalo, New York, 1893; died Nobleboro, Maine, August 31, 1986) wrote over 90 books for children. Her books include the Sally series and The Cat Who Went to Heaven, which received the 1931 Newbery Medal.

Harry Mazer (born New York, New York, 1925; died Montpelier, Vermont, April 7, 2016) wrote at least 22 books for children and young adults. His books include Solid Gold and The Island Keeper. He was married to Norma Fox Mazer, who also wrote books for children and young adults. They co-authored at least two books, Heartbeat and Bright Days, Stupid Nights.

Walt Whitman (born West Hills, Long Island, New York, 1819; died Camden, New Jersey, March 26, 1892) was a poet and reporter. One of his most famous works is Leaves of Grass. Children can read some of his works at: Project Gutenberg.

Jay Williams (born Buffalo, New York, 1914; died London, England, July 12, 1978) was an author of books for both adults and children. He is most known for his Danny Dunn series.

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