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1. What organization was established on this date in 1920? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what year was the first photograph taken from an airplane on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to HarperChildrens, how is Remy Charlip able to continue to understand the sensibilities of children? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1999 work by Remy Charlip (according to Loganberry Books):

1. On this date in 1968, the U.S. landed a spacecraft on the moon near which lunar crater? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Long Island University, what was the title of the comic strip that helped Eldzier Cortor escalate his talent at creating his own comic characters? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Cyber Boxing Zone, who did George Foreman defeat to win the Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medal? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1977 work by Robinson Jeffers (according to the Authors' Calendar)
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1. According to Science World, what did Robert Wilson discover with his partner Arno Penzias?

2. According to the New York Times, in what year did Galina Ulanova make her debut in Leningrad's Maryinsky Ballet?

3. According to Author's Calendar, what was Leon Trotsky's real name?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by Philip Levine (according to Modern American Poetry):
Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova
Born on This Date 1910

[The Ballerina Gallery]


Eldzier Cortor
Eldzier Cortor
Born on This Date 1916

[Brandies University]

American Artists

Remy Charlip
Born on This Date 1929

[Official Website]

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Robert Wilson
Born on This Date 1936


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George Foreman
Born on This Date 1949


International Boxing Hall of Fame

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: last night was excessively Cold the murkery this morning Stood at 40° below 0 which is 72° below the freesing point,

we had one man out last night, who returned about 8 oClock this morning The Indians of the lower Villages turned out to hunt for a man & a boy who had not returnd from the hunt of yesterday, and borrowd a Slay to bring them in
expecting to find them frosed to death about 10 oclock the boy about 13 years of age Came to the fort with his feet frosed and had layen out last night without fire with only a Buffalow Robe to Cover him, the Dress which he wore was a pr of Cabra [Antelope] Legins, which is verry thin and mockersons— we had his feet put in Cold water and they are Comeing too— Soon after the arrival of the Boy, a man Came in who had also Stayed out without fire, and verry thinly Clothed, this man was not the least injured—

Customs & the habits of those people has ancered to bare more Cold than I thought it possible for man to indure—

Send out 3 men to hunt Elk below about 7 miles—

Ordway: a clear cold morning. five men got ready to go to hunt for the man who Stayed out all night, but before they Started he came in & Sd. he had a fire & was tollarable comfortable. directly after a young Indian came in to the fort with his feet froze verry bad. it is the Same Boy that the Indians had left last night & expected that he was froze to death in the praries. we kept him in the fort and our officers took the Greatest care of him possable. three men went
a hunting to Stay out Several days

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: About 10 A. M. I was visited by Tia Shâh-hâr-wâr-cap and eleven of his nation in one large canoe; these are
the Cuth'-lah-mah' nation who reside first above us on the South Side of the Columbia river; this is the first time that I have seen the Chief, he was hunting when we past his vilage on our way to this place. I gave him a medal of the smallest size; he presented me with some indian tobacco and a bacquit of wappetoe, in return for which I gave him some thread for making a skiming net and a small piece of tobacco.

these people speak the same language with the Chinnooks and Catsops whom they also resemble in their dress customs manners &c. they brought some dryed salmon, wappetoe, dogs, and mats made of rushes and flags, to barter; their dogs and a part of their wappetoe they disposed off, an remained all night near the fort.

This morning Drewyer and Collins returned having killed two Elk only, and one of those had died in their view over a small lake which they had not the means of passing it being late in the evening and has of course spoiled, as it laid with the entrals in it all night; as the tide was going out we could not send for the elk today, therefore ordered a party
to go for it early in the morning and George and Collins to continue their hunt; meat has now become scarce with us.—

Capt Clark returned at 10 P. M. this evening with the majority of the party who accompanyed him; having left some men to assist the saltmakers to bring in the meat of two Elk which they had killed, and sent 2 others through by land to hunt.

Capt. Clark found the whale on the Coast about 45 Miles S. E. of Point Adams, and about 35 Miles from Fort Clatsop by the rout he took; The whale was already pillaged of every valuable part by the Killamucks, in the vicinity of one of whose villages it lay on the strand where the waves and tide had driven up and left it. this skelleton measured one hundred and five feet.

Capt C. found the naives busily engaged in boiling the blubber, which they performed in a large wooden trought by means of hot stones; the oil when extracted was secured in bladders and the guts of the whale; the blubber, from which the oil was only partially extracted by this process, was laid by in their lodges in large fliches for uce; this they usually expose to the fire on a wooden spit untill it is pretty well warmed through and then eat it either alone or with the roots of the rush, squawmash, fern wappetoe &c.

The natives although they possessed large quantities of this blubber and oil were so penurious that they disposed of
it with great reluctance and in small quantities only; insomuch that the utmost exertions of Capt C. and the whole
party aided by the little stock of merchandize he had taken with him and some small articles which the men had, were not able to procure more blubber than about 300 lb. and a few gallons of the oil; this they have brought with them,
and small as the store is, we prize it highly, and thank providence for directing the whale to us, and think him much more kind to us than he was jonah, having sent this monster to be swallowed by us in stead of swallowing of us as jona's did.

Capt C. found the road along the coast extreemly difficult of axcess, lying over some high rough and stoney hills, one of which he discribes as being much higher than the others, having it's base washed by the Ocean over which it rares it's towering summit perpendicularly to the hight of 1500 feet; from this summit Capt C. informed me that there was a delightfull and most extensive view of the Ocean, the coast and adjacent country; this Mout. I have taken the liberty
of naming Clark's Mountain

in the face of this tremendious precepice there is a stra of white earth which the neighbouring Indians use to paint themselves, and which appears to me to resemble the earth of which the French Porcelain is made; I am confident this earth contains Argill, but wether it also contains Silex or magnesia, or either of those earths in a proper proportion I am unable to determine.—

Shannon and Gass were found with the Salt makers and ordered to return

McNeal was near being assassinated by a Killamuck Indian, but fortunately escaped in consequence of a Chinnook woman giving information to Capt C., the party and Indians with them before the villain had prepaired himself to execute his purposes.

The party returned excessively fortiegued and tired of their jaunt. Killamucks river is 85 yards wide, rappid and 3 feet deep in the shallowest part.

The Killamucks in their habits customs manners dress and language differ but little from the Clatsops & Chinnooks. they place their dead in canoes resting on the ground uncovered, having previously secured the dead bodies in an oblong box of plank.

The coast in the neighbourhood of Clarks Mountain is sliping off & falling into the Ocean in immence masses; fifty or a hundred Acres at a time give way and a great proportion in an instant precipitated into the Ocean. these hills and mountains are principally composed of a yellow clay; there sliping off or spliting assunder at this time is no doubt caused by the incessant rains which have fallen within the last two months.

the country in general as about Fort Clatsop is covered with a very heavy growth of severalspecies of pine & furr, also the arbor vita or white cedar and a small proportion of the black Alder which last sometimes grows to the hight of sixty or seventy feet, and from two to four feet in diameter. some species of the pine rise to the immence hight of 210 feet and are from 7 to 12 feet in diameter, and are perfectly sound and solid.—

Clark: I derected Serjt. Gass to Continue with the Salt makers untill Shannon return from hunting, and then himself and Shannon to return to the Fort,

I Set out at Sunrise with the party waded the Clat Sop river which I found to be 85 Steps across and 3 feet deep, on the opposite Side a Kil a mox Indian Came to and offered to Sell Some roots of which I did not want, he had a robe made of 2 large Sea otter Skins which I offered to purchase, but he would not part with them,

we returned by nearly the Same rout which I had Come out, at four miles, I met Gibson & Shannon each with a load
of meat, they informed me that they had killed Elk about 2 miles off, I directed 3 men to go with the hunters and help them pack the meat to the place they were makeing Salt, and return to the fort with Serjt. Gass, the balance of the party took the load of the 3 men,

after crossing the 2d Creek frasure informed me that he had lost his big knife, here we Dined, I put frasurs load on
my guide who is yet with me, and Sent him back in Serch of his knife with directions to join the other men who were out packing meat & return to the fort all together.

I arrived at the Canoes about Sunset, the tides was Comeing in I thought it a favourable time to go on to the fort at which place we arrived at 10 oClock P M,

found Several inidians of the Cath'-lâh-mâh nation the great Chief Shâh-hâr-wâh cop who reside not far above us on the South Side of the Columbia river, this is the first time I have Seen the Chief, he was hunting when we passed his village on our way to this place, we gave him a medal of the Smallest Size, he presented me with a basquet of Wappato, in return for which I gave him a fish hook of a large Size and Some wire, those people Speak the Same language with the ChinnookS and Clatsops, whome they all resemble in Dress, Custom, manners &c. they brought Some Dried Salmon, Wappato, Dogs, and mats made of rushes & flags to barter; their Dogs and part of their
wappato they disposed of, and remained in their Camp near the fort all night.

In my absence the hunters from the fort killed only two Elk which is yet out in the woods.

Capt. Lewis examined our Small Stock of merchendize found Some of it wet and Dried it by the fire. Our merchindize is reduced to a mear handfull, and our Comfort, dureing our return next year, much depends on it, it is therefore
almost unnecessary to add that it is much reduced

The nativs in this neighbourhood are excessively fond of Smokeing tobacco. in the act of Smokeing they appear to Swallow it as they draw it from the pipe, and for maney draughts together you will not perceive the Smoke they take from the pipe, in the Same manner they inhale it in their longs untill they become Surcharged with the vapour when they puff it out to a great distance through their norstils and mouth; I have no doubt that tobacco Smoked in this manner becomes much more intoxicating, and that they do possess themselves of all its virtues to the fullest extent;

they frequently give us Sounding proofs of its createing a dismorallity of order in the abdomen, nor are those light matters thought indelicate in either Sex, but all take the liberty of obeying the dicktates of nature without reserve. Those people do not appear to know the use of Speritious licquors, they never haveing once asked us for it; I prosume therefore that the traders who visit them have never indulged them with the use of it; of whatever Cause this may proceed, it is a verry fortunate occurrence, as well for the nativs themselves, as for the quiet and Safty of those whites who visit them.

George Drewyer visited this traps in my absence and caught a Beaver & a otter; the beaver was large and fat, and Capt. L. has feested Sumptiously on it yesterday; this we Consider as a great prize, it being a full grown beaver was well Supplyed with the materials for makeing bate with which to Catch others. this bate when properly prepared will entice the beaver to visit it as far as he can Smell it, and this I think may be Safely Stated at ½ a mile, their Sence
of Smelling being verry acute.

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1840 Britain Begins the First System of Pre-paid Postage British History Stamps Greenwich Guide
1842 Peter V. Daniel Is Sworn In As Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Virginia Political and Social Leaders President Martin van Buren U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1849 Lincoln Proposes Amendment to Bill to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia District of Columbia U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Slavery Lincoln Logs
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1853 The Memphis & Little Rock Railroad Is Chartered Little Rock, Arkansas Memphis, Tennessee Railroad Business Arkansas History Commission
1859 President James Buchanan Appoints West Virginia Democrat Charles Faulkner Minister to France France West Virginia Political and Social Leaders President James Buchanan West Virginia Archives
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1863 World's First Subway Line Opens in London London London Historic Firsts New York Times
1864 U.S.S. Roebuck Captures Confederate Blockade-runner Maria Louise Near Jupiter, Florida Florida The American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
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1870 John D. Rockefeller Incorporates Standard Oil John D. Rockefeller Businesses and Corporations New York Times
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1878 An Amendment to Extend Voting Rights to Women Is First Introduced in U.S. Congress U.S. Congress Women Women's Suffrage U.S. Constitution Historic Firsts Virginia State Board of Elections
1880 Billy the Kid Kills Joe Grant in a Fort Sumner, New Mexico Saloon Fort Sumner, New Mexico Billy the Kid Gun Control Crime Death Notorious Americans New Mexico Magazine
1882 The Name of the First Post Office on Alaska's Gastineau Channel Is Changed from Harrisburgh to Juneau Juneau, Alaska USPS Alaska Historical Society
1885 Voters in Plant City, Florida Approve the City's Incorporation Plant City Florida Florida Historical Society
1887 Middle Georgia College Opens as the New Ebenezer Association Georgia Education Middle Georgia College University of Georgia
1888 A.B. Blackburn Receives U.S. Patent #375,362 for a Railway Signal Patents and Trademarks Railroad Inventors and Inventions African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors Assistance League African American Registry
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1910 Thousands Attend the First Los Angeles International Air Meet Los Angeles, California Aviation Historic Firsts Learn California
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1911 The First Photograph Is Taken from an Airplane Aviation History Photography Historic Firsts NASA
1920 The League of Nations Is Established as per the Treaty of Versailles League of Nations The Treaty of Versailles Northwestern University History Channel
1922 Arthur Griffith Elected President of New Irish Free State Ireland Elections History Channel
1923 President Warren G. Harding Orders Return of U.S. Troops Occupying Germany Germany Warren G. Harding World War I History Channel
1928 Soviet Union Orders Leon Trotsky into Exile Leon Trotsky New York Times
1939 In Delaware, the 395-ton Freighter SS Waukegan Rams and Destroys the St. Georges Bridge on the C&D Canal Delaware Naval History Bridges Canals State of Delaware
1941 FDR Proposes Lend-Lease Program to Congress Franklin Roosevelt World War II History Channel
1946 U.N. General Assembly Holds First Meeting in London London The United Nations Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
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1947 Finian's Rainbow Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
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1951 Edward G. Robinson Cleared of Communist Ties Edward G. Robinson Actors McCarthyism/Red Scare History Channel
1954 Two Aviation Pioneers Die in Louisiana Plane Crash Louisiana Aviation Disasters Death Texas State Historical Association
1956 Georgia's Governor Tells the General Assembly to Uphold Segregation in Schools Georgia Education Racism Brown v. Board of Education University of Georgia
Elvis Records "Heartbreak Hotel" At His First Studio Session with RCA Elvis Presley RCA Popular Music Official Website
First U.S.-built Liquid-rocket Engine Is Fired at Santa Susana, California California Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1957 Harold Macmillan Becomes Prime Minister of England Harold Macmillan BBC
President Eisenhower Declares U.S. Interest in Agreements for Missile & Satellite Development President Eisenhower Space Exploration Nuclear Weapons Cold War NASA
Six Pre-dawn Bombings Damage African-American Churches and Homes in Montgomery, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Racism Terrorism Alabama Archives
1958 Bobby Fischer Wins His First U.S. Chess Championship Bobby Fischer Chess
1959 Federal Judge Orders Georgia State College to Stop Refusing to Admit African-American Students Georgia Education Racism Georgia State University University of Georgia
To Avoid Integration Georgia's Colleges Are Advised to Quit Accepting New Student Applications Georgia Education Racism University of Georgia
1961 The First Two African-American Students Enroll at the University of Georgia Georgia Education Racism University of Georgia University of Georgia
U.S. Conducts Successful Test of Its Polaris Missile System Nuclear Weapons Cold War NASA
1964 William Clay Ford (Grandson of Henry Ford) Purchases the Detroit Lions for $6 Million Detroit National Football League Business & Economics State of Michigan
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1966 Georgia House of Representatives Votes Not to Seat Julian Bond Georgia Julian Bond Racism African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1967 Lyndon Johnson Asks for Vietnam War Tax Surcharge in State of the Union Address to Congress President Lyndon Johnson United States Congress Vietnam War Taxes Johnson Presidential Library
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Edward Brooke (MA) Seated as First African-American Elected to U.S. Senate by Popular Vote Edward Brooke U.S. Senate Elections African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New York Times
1968 U.S. Surveyor 7 Lands Near Lunar Crater Tycho Lunar Exploration NASA
Saturday Evening Post Ceases Publication after 141 Years Journalism Florida Historical Society
1971 Masterpiece Theater Debuts on PBS Television PBS New York Times
1975 A 3-day Blizzard Begins in Minnesota That Will Close Most Roads, Killing 35 People and 15,000 Cattle Minnesota Snow Wind Transportation Death Minnesota Historical Society
1976 A Heavy Snowstorm Causes a 325-car Pileup on a Minneapolis Freeway Minnesota Snow Transportation Minnesota Historical Society
1977 President Gerald Ford Presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Norman Rockwell Norman Rockwell President Gerald Ford American Artists Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1984 U.S. & Vatican Re-establish Relations after 116 Years Catholicism New York Times
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1990 Time Inc. Merges with Warner Communications to Form Time Warner Businesses and Corporations Time-Warner
1996 King Hussein of Jordan Makes First Public Visit to Israel King Hussein Israel BBC
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