National Toilet Paper Day
Isn't every day toilet paper day? That seems accurate in the U.S. where the average consumer uses more than 20,805 sheets annually, according to Earth411. The first documented use of toilet paper can be traced to the 6th century, in early medieval China, according to the Shanghai News and Press Bureau. Paper is one of China's greatest inventions, and the Chinese had been using paper as wrapping and padding material in China since the 2nd century BC.
The first time toilet paper sold on a roll was on Aug. 26, 1871, according to Dickinson College. Charmin is celebrating by breaking the Guinness World Record for the "World's LargestToilet Roll."
First Televised Baseball Game
Take me out to the... couch? For the first time, baseball fans could watch a major league baseball game from home. On Aug. 26, 1939, WXBS (New York, NY) broadcast a double header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds. According to authors James Walker and Robert Bellamy, baseball attendance is high because of the sport's "constant presence on television."
National Dog Day
* Take your dog for an extra-long walk or to the local dog-friendly park.
* Buy a new toy for your favorite canine.
* Volunteer your time to a local dog shelter or help find homes for adoptable dogs.
National Cherry Popsicle Day
Summer has melted away as fast as an ice pop on a hot day. Savor the last days of summer be celebrating National Cherry Popsicle Day on Aug. 26. According to Popsicle, cherry is their most popular flavor.
Women's Equality Day
* Was passed by Congress June 4, 1919
* Was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920
* Was ratified as part of the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920.
Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Charmin would be celebrating National Toilet Paper Day by giving away coupons on August 26 on its Facebook page. The coupon giveaway was on August 23.
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