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BEGINNERS

1. What ride opened at Disneyland on this date in 1975? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who received a patent for an elevator on this date in 1861? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Nobel Foundation, Dr. Martin Luther King was the leader of what organization? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a children's author or illustrator born on this date:
IOU JOLT BRED
INTERMEDIATE

1. What ballet premiered on this date in 1895? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the University of Toronto, what school system did Ella Flagg Young become the superintendent of in 1909? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees four freedoms. What are they? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1999 title by Robert Silverberg (according to BooksnBytes)
LEG SEND

EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Stanford University, what was the name of the intelligence test developed by Lewis Terman?

2. According to SciFi.com, as a kid, Robert Silverberg wanted to sell a science fiction short story with at least one of which three words in the title?

3. According to Science World, in 1949 Edward Teller was the first to build what type of bomb?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of an 1886 work by Victor Hugo (according to the Authors' Calendar)
I FASTEN A LAND
 
 
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Ella Flagg Young
Born on This Date 1845

[Chicago School of Pragmatism]

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Lewis M. Terman
Born on This Date 1877

[Central Washington University]

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Edward Teller
Born on This Date 1908

[Stanford University]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born on This Date 1929

[Nobel Foundation]

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Robert Silverberg
Born on This Date 1935

[Gale Group]

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1798 Thomas Crofton Croker (Irish Folklorist) Irish Authors & Illustrators Folktales/Storytelling
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1935 Robert Silverberg (New York City-born Science Fiction Writer) Robert Silverberg Young-adult Authors
1945 Bijou Le Tord (French Children's Author, Illustrator) French Authors and Illustrators Artists Primary Authors
1949 Satomi Ichikawa (Japanese Children's Author, Illustrator) Japanese Authors and Illustrators Artists Primary Authors
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1622 Jean-Baptiste Molière (French Writer and Playwright) Parisian Authors and Illustrators Plays Writer's Almanac
1809 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (French Socialist Journalist) French Authors and Illustrators Philosophy Journalism Writer's Almanac
1879 Mazo de la Roche (Canadian Author) Canadian Authors and Illustrators
1891 Osip Mandelstam (Polish-born Russian Poet) Polish Authors and Illustrators Russian Authors and Illustrators Poetry
1933 Ernest J. Gaines (Louisiana-born African-American Author of Miss Jane Pittman) Ernest J. Gaines African-American Authors
1936 Frank Conroy (New York City-born Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators
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1779 Jean Coralli (French Dancer, Ballet Master, Choreographer) Parisian Performing Artists Ballet
1909 Elie Siegmeister (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1960 Aaron Jay Kernis (Philadelphia-born Composer) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers
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1842 Josef Breuer (Austrian Physician, Physiologist) Austrian Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research
1877 Lewis M. Terman (Indiana-born Psychologist: Pioneer in the Identification of Children of High Intelligence) Lewis M. Terman Psychology Educational Testing
1895 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (Finnish Biochemist: 1945 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Finnish Scientists & Mathematicians Biochemistry 1945 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1908 Edward Teller (Hungarian Physicist: "Father of the Hydrogen Bomb") Edward Teller Physics Nuclear Weapons
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1821 Lafayette McLaws (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
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1845 Ella Flagg Young (New York-born First Woman to be Superintendent of a Major Big City School System - Chicago) Ella Flagg Young Educators of Note
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1716 Philip Livingston (New York-born Signer of the Declaration of Independence) New York Political and Social Leaders Declaration of Independence
1810 Abigail Kelley Foster (Massachusetts-born Abolitionist and Women's Suffragist) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Abolition Female American Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage
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1918 Gamal Nasser (Prime Minister of Egypt) Egyptian Political and Social Leaders
1929 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Georgia-born Leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. American Civil Rights Movement Famous African-Americans 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
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1893 Ivor Novello (Welsh Actor, Songwriter) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film Composers Internet Movie Database
1899 Goodman Ace (Kansas City-born Humorist, Radio Personality, Television Writer) Kansas City Performing Artists Radio Television Internet Movie Database
1909 Gene Krupa (Chicago-born Jazz Drummer) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians Jazz Biography.com
1913 Lloyd Bridges (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography.com
1949 Ronnie Van Zant (Florida-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Florida Performing Artists American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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1975 Mary Pierce (Canadian Professional Tennis Player) Canadian Sports Figures Tennis
1943 Mike Marshall (Pennsylvania-born Professional Baseball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball
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69 Servius Sulpicius Galba (Emperor of Roman: Assassination) The Roman Empire Illustrated history of the Roman Empire
1893 Fanny Kemble (English Author, Actress) Fanny Kemble Actors
1896 Matthew Brady (New York-born Photographer) Matthew Brady Photography American Civil War
1964 Jack Teagarden (Texas-born Jazz Trombonist) Jack Teagarden Jazz
1982 Red Smith (Wisconsin-born Sports Journalist Awarded the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary) Wisconsin Authors & Journalists Journalism Sports 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
1983 Meyer Lansky (Belarus-born American Gangster) Belarus Crime Notorious Americans
1987 Ray Bolger (Massachusetts-born Actor: "The Scarecrow" in The Wizard of Oz) Ray Bolger Actors Film The Wizard of Oz
1993 Hank Iba (Missouri-born Basketball Coach: Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
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69 Emperor of the Roman Empire, Servius Sulpicius Galba, Is Assassinated by Praetorian Guard The Roman Empire Death Illustrated history of the Roman Empire
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1535 By Act of Supremacy Henry VIII Declares Himself Head of Church in England English Political and Social Leaders Henry VIII Concordia
1566 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Resigns His Crown Belgian Political and Social Leaders Catholicism Concordia
1559 Queen Elizabeth I of England Is Crowned in Westminster Abbey English Political and Social Leaders Queen Elizabeth I Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey Historic UK The History Channel
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1751 Georgia's Provincial Assembly Convenes in Savannah Savannah, Georgia Colonial Georgia University of Georgia
1759 The British Museum Opens British History Museums
1777 Vermont Breaks from Connecticut Vermont Connecticut The History Channel
1782 Robert Morris Recommends U.S. Mint & Decimal Coinage U.S. Government Currency U.S. Treasury The History Channel
1790 British Mutineers Reach Pitcairn Island Aboard the HMS Bounty Mutiny on the Bounty Pitcairn Island Naval History Royal Naval Museum
1796 Jared Irwin Is Inaugurated as the Governor of Georgia for the First of Two Terms Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
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1803
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Letter from Clark to William Croghan (brother-in-law to Clark): I think the U'States will take possession of the other side of the Mississippi an the people of Louisiana are anxious to move, but not the Indian people. The Indians in St. Louis are fearful of being divided. Where we are staying is butiful (beautiful) beyond description. We are staying directly parallel to the mouth of the Missouri River. The river is presently carrying large, muddy sheets of ice.
Missouri Illinois Native Americans Camp DuBois
1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Had a large coat completed out of the skins of the Tiger Cat and those also of a small anima about the size of a squirrel not known to me; these skins I procured from the Indians who had previously dressed them and formed them into robes; it took seven of these robes to complete the coat. we had determined to send out two hunting parties today but it rained so incessantly that we posponed it. no occurrence worthy of relation took place today.—

The implyments used by the Chinnooks Clatsops Cuth-lah-mahs &c in hunting are the gun the bow & arrow, deadfalls, pitts, snares, and spears or gigs; their guns are usually of an inferior quality being oald refuse American & brittish Musquits which have been repared for this trade. there are some very good peices among them, but they are invariably in bad order; they apear not to have been long enouh accustomed to fire arms to understand the management of them. they have no rifles. Their guns and amunition they reserve for the Elk, deer and bear, of the two last however there are but few in their neighbourhood. they keep their powder in small japaned tin flasks which they obtain with their amunition from the traders; when they happen to have no ball or shot, they substitute gravel or peices of potmettal, and are insensible of the damage done thereby to their guns. The bow and arrow is the most common instrument among them, every man being furnished with them whether he has a gun or not; this instrument is imployed indiscriminately in hunting every species of anamal on which they subsist. Their bows are extreamly neat and very elastic, they are about two and a half feet in length, and two inches in width in the center, thence tapering graduly to the extremities where they are half an inch wide they are very flat and thin, formed of the heart of the arbor vita or white cedar, the back of the bow being thickly covered with sinews of the Elk laid on with a gleue which they make from the sturgeon; the string is made of sinues of the Elk also. the arrow is formed of two parts usually tho' sometime entire; those formed of two parts are unequally divided that part on which the feathers are placed occupyes four fifths of it's length and is formed of light white pine reather larger than a swan's quill, in the lower extremity of this is a circular mortice secured by sinues roled arround it; this mortice receives the one end of the 2nd part which is of a smaller size than the first and about five inches long, in the end of this the barb is fixed and confined with sinue, this barb is either stone, iron or copper, if metal in this form forming at it's point a greater angle than those of any other Indians I have observed. the shorter part of the arrow is of hearder woods as are also the whole of the arrow when it is of one piece only. as these people live in a country abounding in ponds lakes &c and frequently hunt in their canoes and shoot at fowl and other anamals where the arrow missing its object would be lost in the water they are constructed in the manner just discribed in order to make them float should they fall in the water, and consequently can again be recovered by the hunter; the quiver is usually the skin of a young bear or that of a wolf invariably open at the side in stead of the end as the quivers of other Indians generally are; this construction appears to answer better for the canoe than if they were open at the end only. maney of the Elk we have killed since we have been here, hae been wounded with these arrows, the short piece with the barb remaining in the animal and grown up in the flesh.— the deadfalls and snares are employed in taking the wolf the raccoon and fox of which there are a few only. the spear or gig is used to take the sea otter, the common otter, spuck, and beaver. their gig consists of two points or barbs and are the same in their construction as those discribed before as being common among the Indians on the upper part of this river. their pits are employed in taking the Elk, and of course are large and deep, some of them a cube of 12 or 14 feet. these are usually placed by the side of a large fallen tree which as well as the pit lye across the roads frequented by the Elk. these pitts are disguised with the slender boughs of trees and moss; the unwary Elk in passing the tree precipitates himself into the pitt which is sufficiently deep to prevent his escape, and is thus taken.—

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1811 The United States Congress Authorizes the U.S. Army to Occupy Florida Florida U.S. Congress U.S. Army Florida Historical Society
1815 Lawrence County, Arkansas Is Created Lawrence County, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1831 Victor Hugo Finishes Writing The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo French Authors Writer's Almanac The History Channel
1836 The Token Publishes "The Maypole of Merry Mount: A Parable" and "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors Journalism American Collection
1837 The Token Publishes "The Prophetic Pictures" by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors Journalism American Collection
1841 The Republic of Texas Charters Construction of a Road Between Houston and Austin Republic of Texas Economics Texas State Historical Association
1844 University of Notre Dame Is Chartered in South Bend, Indiana South Bend, Indiana Education Catholicism University of Notre Dame Concordia
St. Mary's Seminary, Indianapolis, Is Chartered by the Indiana General Assembly as an Episcopal Seminary for Women Indianapolis, Indiana Education Religion Indiana Historical Society
1849 Henry H. Sibley Is Admitted to the U.S. Congress as the Delegate of Wisconsin Territory Detroit Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Minnesota Historical Society
1851 State of Iowa Establishes 43 New Counties Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa
1852 New York City's Mt Sinai Hospital Is Incorporated as the First Jewish Hospital in the United States New York City Medicine Historic Firsts Mt. Sinai Hospital Concordia
Taylor County, Georgia Is Created as the State's 99th County and Named in Honor of President Zachary Taylor Taylor County, Georgia President Zachary Taylor University of Georgia
1859 Lake City, Florida Is Incorporated Lake City, Florida Florida Historical Society
1861 Elisha Otis Is Issued a Patent for an Elevator Elisha Otis Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Technology and Society
1862 The Atlantic Monthly Begins a Series Entitled, "The Bigelow Papers, Second Series," by James Russell Lowell James Russell Lowell American Authors The Atlantic American Collection
1864 The Federal Schooner USS Beauregard Captures the British Schooner Minnie Near Florida's Mosquito Inlet Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1865 Union Captures Fort Fisher in North Carolina North Carolina Fall of Fort Fisher Forts The History Channel
1867 The Bayland Orphans' Home for Boys Is Organized in Houston, Texas by Confederate Veterans Houston, Texas American Civil War Child Advocacy Community and Human Resources Texas State Historical Association
1868 The Ohio Legislature Reverses Its Earlier Approval of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Ohio Government Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Ohio Historical Society
1870 Thomas Nast Cartoon First Uses Donkey as Symbol of Democratic Party Thomas Nast Political Cartoons Politics Historic Firsts Ohio State University The History Channel
1874 Former Governor of Texas Refuses to Vacate His Office for the New Governor Texas Government Elections Politics Texas State Historical Association
1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore Is First Performed in New York New York City Musical Theater Historic Firsts Boise State University Writer's Almanac
The Governor of Alabama Presides Over the First Meeting of the State Bar Association Alabama Government Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Alabama Bar Association Alabama State Archives
1890 Tchaikovsky's Ballet, "Sleeping Beauty," Is First Performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia Igor Tchaikovsky Ballet Historic Firsts American Public Media
An Extra Session of the West Virginia Legislature Is Convened to Determine the Winner of the Disputed 1888 Gubernatorial Election West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Elections Politics West Virginia State Archive
1892 In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Rules of Basketball Are First Published Springfield, Massachusetts Basketball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts The New York Times
1895 Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Premieres in St Petersburg Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Ballet Thinkquest
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1907 City of Seattle Annexes the Town of Ravenna Seattle, Washington History Link
1908 Alpha Kappa Alpha Is Founded at Howard University as the First African-American Greek Sorority Education African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Howard University African American Registry
1909 A Motorized Hearse First Used in a Funeral Procession Automobile Death Historic Firsts The History Channel
1918 Stan Laurel Begins Work at the Hal Roach Studio Stan Laurel American Performing Artists Film The History Channel
1919 Pianist and Statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski Is the First Premier of the Newly Created Republic of Poland Polish Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts The New York Times
Paramilitary Units Stop Coup Attempt by Radical Socialist Revolutionaries in Berlin Berlin, Germany Revolts and Revolutionaries The History Channel
1923 Delaware Is the Last State to Provide Women Membership to the State Bar Delaware Women Law and Legal Resources Delaware State Bar Association State of Delaware
1925 Florida's Hialeah Race Track Opens Florida Horse Racing National Park Service Florida Historical Society
1927 The First Automobile Traffic Crosses San Francisco Bay's Dumbarton Bridge San Francisco Bridges Automobile Historic Firsts Dumbarton Bridge The History Channel
1932 2" of Snow Fall in Los Angeles Los Angeles Snow Learn California
1933 In Iowa, the Utopian Amana Colonies Begin Using U.S. Currency for the First Time Amana Colonies Economics The History Channel
1934 8.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 10,700 in Bihar-Nepal, India India Earthquakes Death USGS
1936 The Ford Foundation is Chartered Ford Motor Company Philanthropy Ford Foundation The History Channel
1939 The Texas Memorial Museum Opens on the University of Texas Campus in Austin Austin, Texas Museums University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1942 President Roosevelt Tells Baseball to Keep Going During World War II to Help Maintain Morale President Franklin Roosevelt Baseball Major League Baseball World War II The New York Times
1943 Construction of the Pentagon Is Completed in Arlington County, Virginia Arlington County, Virginia The Pentagon The New York Times Virginia Historical Society
Snowstorm Paralyzes Puget Sound War Industries Washington Snow Economics World War II History Link
1944 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,000 in Argentina Argentina Earthquakes Death USGS
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 "The Witch of Buchenwald" Is Sentenced to Life in Prison War Crimes World War II The Holocaust The History Channel
In Feiner v. New York, U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Limits of First Amendment Rights to Free Speech The U.S. Supreme Court Religion The First Amendment Law and Legal Resources First Amendment Center
1958 Anti-Nuclear Testing Petition Signed by 9,235 Scientists Is Presented to U.N. Linus Pauling United Nations Nuclear Weapons Nobel Foundation
1959 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Is Incorporated in Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona Beach, Florida Education Aviation History Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida Historical Society
1961 The Supremes Sign with Motown Records The Supremes African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1967 Green Bay Beats Kansas City 35-10 to Win the First Super Bowl Football The Super Bowl Historic Firsts The New York Times Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 216 and Destroys Several Villages in Western Sicily Sicily Earthquakes Death USGS
Sgt. Dwight Johnson Is first Serviceman from Michigan to Earn the Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War Detroit Military Figures Vietnam War American Military Figures State of Michigan
1969 The First Pulsar Is Identified by University of Arizona Astronomers Arizona Pulsars Historic Firsts American Institute of Physics
Soviets Launch Soyuz 5 to Dock with Soyuz 4 Launched the Previous Day Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1970 Muammar al-Qaddafi Is Proclaimed Premier of Libya Muammar al-Qaddafi The History Channel
The Republic of Biafra Surrenders to Nigeria After Three Years of Fighting Nigeria The History Channel
1971 Egypt's Aswan Dam Is Dedicated Egypt The Television News Archive
5 Dover, Delaware Business and Civic Leaders Die in a Plane Crash in Rutland, Vermont Dover, Delaware Rutland, Vermont Air Disasters Death State of Delaware
1972 The Temperature Near International Falls, Minnesota Is -53° F International Falls, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
1973 President Nixon Suspends Military Attacks into North Vietnam Presient Richard Nixon Vietnam War The History Channel BBC
Golda Meir Is First Israeli Prime Minister to Visit the Pope Israel Golda Meir Catholicism
1974 Expert Declares 18-Minute Gap in Nixon White House Tapes Was a Deliberate Erasure President Richard Nixon Watergate Affair Court TV
"Happy Days" Debuts on ABC Television ABC Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1975 President Ford Delivers His First State of the Union Address President Gerald Ford C-SPAN
1976 NASA Launches US-German Helios-B Deep Space Probe Germany Space Exploration Solar System NASA
1981 Hill Street Blues Premieres on NBC Television NBC Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database The History Channel
Bob Gibson Is Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures The Television News Archive
1986 Head of the Lesotho Army Ousts Prime Minister Chief Leabua Jonathan in a Military Coup Lesotho Political and Social Leaders South African History
1991 Iraq Ignores U.N. Deadline for Troop Withdrawal from Kuwait Iraq Kuwait United Nations The Gulf War
Three High-ranking Officers of the PLO Are Assassinated in Tunisia Palestine Tunisia Death
1992 The Yugoslav Federation Collapses as the European Community Recognizes the Republics of Croatia and Slovenia Yugoslavia Croatia Slovenia European History The New York Times
1993 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2 and Injures 614 in Japan's Hokkaido Region Japan Earthquakes Death USGS
1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis Completes Docking Procedure with Mir Space Station Russia Space Shuttle NASA