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5-Minute Quests

1. On this date in 2007, who were the first two African-Americans to coach a team in the Super Bowl? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. On this date in 1986, who was commemorated on a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to National Baseball Hall of Fame, how many times was Roy Campanella chosen as the National League's MVP? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a country where this date is celebrated as a holiday:

1. Where did Malcolm X make his first civil rights speech on this date in 1965? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the Goddard Space Flight Center, Mae Jemison is fluent in what languages in addition to English? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to PBS, Louis Armstrong's nickname "Satchmo" was short for what? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of another person of note born the same year as Rosa Parks:

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

1. According to The Black Collegian, what was the title of the first short story published by James Baldwin?

2. According to her Gale Group biography, in the 1950's, Rosa Parks was the secretary for the local chapter of what organization?

3. According to Colorado State University, what was Malcolm X's name when he was born in Omaha, Nebraska?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by James Baldwin (according to the University of Illinois-Chicago):
Black History Month
Separation Bar
James Baldwin
James Baldwin


Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison

First African-American Female in Space

Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong

Jazz Trumpeter

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
Born on This Date 1913

Roy Campanella
Roy Campanella

Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

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World Health Organization: World Cancer Day
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Angola: Inicio de Luta Armada (Commencement of the Armed Struggle)

Angola U.S. Department of State
Sri Lanka: National or Independence Day
(Celebration of freedom from British rule: 02/04/1948)
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1925 Russell Hoban (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Russell Hoban Young-adult Authors
1930 Barbara Shook Hazen (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors Primary Authors Houghton Mifflin University of Southern Mississippi
Authors and Poets
1688 Pierre Marivaux (French Dramatist) French Authors Plays
1790 John Bachman (New York-born Clergyman, Naturalist, Author) New York Religious Leaders and Theologians Earth & Environmental Science
1883 E.J. (Ned) Pratt (Canadian Poet) Canadian Authors Poetry Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1900 Jacques Prevert (French Poet, Filmmaker, Songwriter) French Authors and Illustrators Poetry Filmmakers Songwriters
1904 MacKinlay Kantor (Iowa-born Novelist) Iowa Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1932 Robert Coover (Iowa-born Novelist, Short-Story Writer) Iowa Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
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1881 Fernand Leger (French Painter) French Artists Artists
1954 Vincent Baloyi (South African Artist) South African Artists Artists South African History
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1893 Bernard Rogers (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
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1803 William T. Boutwell (New Hampshire-born Missionary to the Ojibwe Indians Who Confirmed Minnesota's Lake Itasca as the Source of the Mississippi River) New Hampshire Explorers, Pioneers Minnesota Explorers, Pioneers Religious Leaders and Theologians Explorers of North America Oiibwe Mississippi River
1902 Charles Lindbergh (Michigan-born Aviator; First Person to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean) Charles Lindbergh Aviation
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1841 Clement Ader (French Engineer, Pioneer of Flight) French Scientists and Inventors Inventors & Inventions Aviation
1875 Ludwig Prandtl (German Physicist, "Father of Aerodynamics") German Scientists and Inventors Physics Aviation
1877 Greenleaf Whittier Pickard (Maine-born Radio Communications Pioneer Who Invented the Crystal Detector) Maine Scientists and Inventors Inventors & Inventions Radio
1893 Raymond Dart (Australian-born South African Physical Anthropologist) Australian Scientists and Mathematicians South Africa Scientists and Mathematicians Antrolopology/Archaeology South African History
1906 Clyde Tombaugh (Illinois-born Astronomer Who Discovered Pluto) Illinois Scientists and Mathematicians Astronomy Pluto
1943 Kenneth Thompson (New Orleans-born Computer Scientist Who co-Developed UNIX) New Orleans Scientists & Mathematicans Inventors and Inventions History of Computer Technology
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1802 Mark Hopkins (Massachusetts-born President of Williams College) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Educators of Notes Williams College
1883 George Kennedy Bell (English Anglican Bishop of Chichester) British Political and Social Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders
1906 Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German Protestant Theologian) German Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians The International Dietrich Bonhoeffer Society
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1844 Owen A. Wells (New York-born Member U.S. Congress From Wisconsin) New York Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1865 Lila (Meade) Valentine (Virginia Champion of Women's Suffrage, Health and Education Reform) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage Health Care Educators of Note Virginia Historical Society
1913 Rosa Parks (Alabama-born African-American Civil Rights Leader) Rosa Parks U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Political and Social Leaders
1921 Betty Friedan (Illinois-born Writer, Feminist, Women's Rights Activist) Illinois Political and Social Leaders Human Rights Women National Organization for Women
1947 Dan Quayle (Indiana-born U.S. Senator; Vice-President of the United States) Indiana Political and Social Leaders President George Bush U.S. Congress
Sanford Bishop (Alabama-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress from Georgia) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1989 Nkosi Johnson (South African AIDS Advocate, Victim) South African Political and Social Leaders AIDS Human Rights/Civil Rights National Public Radio African American Registry
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1851 Ella Sheppard Moore (Tennessee-born African-American Pianist, Vocalist, Music Director) Tennessee Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African American Registry
1879 Jacques Copeau (French Actor, Critic, Director) French Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1914 Ida Lupino (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1920 Norman Wisdom (English Comedic Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1948 Alice Cooper (Detroit-born Popular Musician) Detroit Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1962 Clint Black (New Jersey-born Country Musician) Clint Black Country Musicians
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1912 Byron Nelson (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Byron Nelson World Golf Hall of Fame
1913 Woody Hayes (Ohio-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1959 Lawrence Taylor (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1973 Oscar de la Hoya (California-born Latin-American Boxer) California Sports Figures Boxing Latin-American Sports Figures
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211 Lucius Septimus Severus (Roman Emperor) Roman Empire Chambers Book of Days
1894 Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax (Belgian Inventor of the Saxophone) Adolphe Sax Musical Instruments Inventors and Invention
1911 Stephen Benton Elkins (Ohio-born United States Senator From West Virginia) Ohio Political and Social Leaders West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress West Virginia State Archive
1928 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (Dutch Mathematician) Hendrik Antoon Lorentz Calculus Physics
1962 Fritz Kreisler (Austrian Composer, Violinist) Austrian Composers Classical Musicians Composers
1968 Alfredo Gonzalez (Texas-born Marine Sergeant Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Texas Military Figures Latin-Amrican Military Figures American Military Figures Vietnam War U.S. Marines Texas State Historical Society
1974 Abram Onkgopotse Tiro (South African Student Rights Activist Killed in Botswana) Botswana South African Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights Death South African History
1983 Karen Carpenter (Connecticut-born Popular Singer) Connecticut Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1987 Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (Welsh Broadcaster, Journalist, War Correspondent, Royal Commentator) Welsh Authors Journalism World War II British Monarchy BBC
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2005 Ossie Davis (Georgia-born African-American Actor, Civil Rights Activist) Ossie Davis Actors Film U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Performing Artists
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2006 Betty Friedan (Illinois-born Women's Rights Activist) Illinois Political and Social Leaders Human Rights Women National Organization for Women
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1783 Britain Declares a Formal Cessation of Hostilities with Its Former Colonies, the United States of America Great Britain American Revolution New York Times
The First of Six Earthquakes Occurs Near Calabria, Italy That Will Be Responsible for 50,000 Deaths Over a 2-month Period Italy Earthquakes Death USGS
1789 Electors Unanimously Choose George Washington to be the First President of the United States George Washington The American Presidency Historic Firsts History Channel University of Georgia
1794 French Convention Abolishes Slavery in the Colonies (Napoleon Will Revive Slavery in 1802) France Slavery Human Rights George Mason University African American Registry
1797 Thousands Die as an Earthquake Levels the Ecuadorian Town of Riobamba Ecuador Earthquakes Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Catholic Encyclopedia
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1801 John Marshall Is Sworn in As Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Marshall U.S. Supreme Court Oyez New York Times
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: This morning fair tho' could the thermometer stood at 18° below Naught, wind from N. W.

Capt. Clark set out with a hunting party consisting of sixteen of our command and two frenchmen who together with two others, have established a small hut and resided this winter within the vicinity of Fort Mandane under our protection.

visited by many of the natives today.

our stock of meat which we had procured in the Months of November & December is now nearly exhausted; a supply of this articles is at this moment peculiarly interesting as well for our immediate consumption, as that we may have time before the approach of the warm season to prepare the meat for our voyage in the spring of the year. Capt. Clark therefore deturmined to continue
his rout down the river even as far as the River bullet unless he should find a plenty of game nearer— The men transported their baggage on a couple of
small wooden Slays drawn by themselves, and took with them 3 pack horses which we had agreed should be returned with a load of meat to fort mandane as soon as they could procure it. no buffaloe have made their appearance in our neighbourhood for some weeks; and I am informed that our Indian neighbours
—suffer extreemly at this moment for the article of flesh. Shields killed two deer this evening, both very lean— one a large buck, he had shed his horns.

Gass [with the hunting party]: A fine day. Captain Clarke and 18 more went
down the river to hunt. We proceeded on 20 miles and could see no game.

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04
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Deer Elk

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Sergt. Pryor with a party of five men set out again in quest of the Elk which Drewyer had killed. Drewyer and La Page also returned to continue the chase in the same quarter.

the Elk are in much better order in the point near the praries than they are in the woody country arround us or up the Netul. in the praries they feed on grass and rushes, considerable quantities of which are yet green and succulet. in the woody country their food is huckle berry bushes, fern, and an evergreen shrub which resembles the lorel in the some measure; the last constitutes the greater part of their food and grows abundantly through all the timbered country, particularly the hillsides and more broken parts of it.

There are sveral species of fir in this neighbourhood which I shall discribe as well as my slender botanicall skil will enable me and for the convenience of comparison with each other shal number them. a species which grows to immence size; very commonly 27 feet in the girth six feet above the surface of the earth, and in several instances we have found them as much as 36 feet in the girth or 12 feet diameter perfectly solid and entire. they frequently rise to the hight of 230 feet, and one hundred and twenty or 30 of that hight without a limb.

this timber is white and soft throughout the rives better than any other species which we have tryed. the bark skales off in irregula rounded flakes and is of a redish brown colour particularly of the younger growth. the stem of this tree is simple branching, ascending, not very defuse, and proliferous. the leaf of this tree is acerose, 1/10th of an Inh in width, and ¾ of an Inch in length; is firm, stif and accuminate; they are triangular, a little declining, thickly scattered on all sides of the bough, but rispect the three uppersides only and are also sessile growing from little triangular pedestals of soft spungy elastic bark. at the junction of the boughs, the bud-scales continue to incircle their rispective twigs for several yeas; at least three years is common and I have counted as many as the growth of four years beyond these scales. this tree affords but little rosin. it's cone I have not yet had an opportunity to discover altho' I have sought it frequently; the trees of this kind which we have felled have had no cones on them.—

Gass: This was a fine clear morning. Last night the men, who had gone to carry the meat to the salt works returned, and brought us a bushel of salt. This day continued throughout clear and pleasant; and the 5th was a clear cool day. One of our hunters came in, who had killed 6 elk.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 11/07/05 Clatsop County, Oregon Fort Clatsop Native Americans
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1814 In Wilmington, Delaware, a Dinner Is Given in Honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on His Way from Philadelphia to Baltimore Wilmington, Delaware Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Baltimore, Maryland Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Naval Military History War of 1812 State od Delaware
1826 James Fennimore Cooper Publishes The Last of the Mohicans James Fennimore Cooper American Authors Adult Fiction History Channel
1829 The Mexican Government Changes the Name of La Bahía to Villa de Goliad Mexico Goliad, Texas Texas State Historical Society
1832 Columbia County, the State's 16th County, Is Created by the Florida Legislature Columbia County, Florida Florida Historical Society
1836 Dade County, the State's 19th County, Is Created and Named in Honor of Major Francis Dade Killed This Day in a Seminole Indian Ambush Dade County, Florida Florida Historical Society
Major Francis Langhorne Dade and 106 Men Perish in a Seminole Indian Ambush Near Present-Day Bushnell, Florida Bushnell, Florida Seminole, Indians Death Florida Historical Society
1839 The Durham Report for Unification of Upper & Lower Canada Is Presented to the Colonial Office Canada Canadian Encyclopedia
1841 The Bank of the United States Is Shut Down U.S. Government Economics History Channel
The Republic of Texas Authorizes Ill-Fated Peters Colony Republic of Texas Texas State Historical Society
1846 Henry David Thoreau Delivers a Lecture to the Concord Lyceum Concord, Massachusetts Henry David Thoreau American Collection
1851 The Oregon Territorial Legislature Forms Pacific County in Present-Day Washington Pacific County, Washington HistoryLink
1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln Accepts an Invitation to Pass Through New York en Route to Washington, D.C. for His Inauguration New York Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
In Montgomery, Alabama, Delegates from Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana Convene the Congress of the Confederate States of America Montogomery, Alabama Florida Georgia Louisiana Mississippi South Carolina American Civil War Yale University History Channel Alabama State Archives Florida Historical Society University of Georgia
Indian Chief Cochise Escapes Capture at Apache Pass Arizona The Apache Tribe <I>Albuquerque Journal</i>
1863 A Crew for the U.S.S. Sagamore Captures the Confederate Schooner Pride Near Florida's Indian River Narrows Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 President Lincoln Sends a Copy of the Manuscript of His Remarks at Gettysburg to Edward Everett Edward Everett Abraham Lincoln Gettsyburg Address Lincoln Logs
The Governor of Michigan Signs a Resolution Expressing Support for President Lincoln's Reelection, the Constitution and the Union Michigan Abraham Lincoln American Civil War State of Michigan
A Boat from the Federal Schooner, Beauregard, Captures the Confederate Boat Lydia at Florida's Jupiter Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Wilmington, Delaware's First Horse-Drawn Streetcar Service Is Incorporated Wilmington, Delaware Transportation Horses Historic Firsts State od Delaware
1869 Grant County, Arkansas Is Created Grant County, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1871 The Wisconsin Central Railroad Is Formally Organized in Menasha Menasha, Wisconsin Railroad Wisconsin Historical Society
1876 Harrison, Arkansas Is Incorporated Harrison, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1887 U.S. Congress Creates the Interstate Commerce Commission to Oversee the Railroad Industry U.S. Congress Railroads Law & Legal Resources National Archives
1890 In Oregon, the Willamette River Floods Portland's Front and First Streets Portland, Oregon Flooding
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1901 Giacomo Puccini's Opera Tosca Makes Its U.S. Debut with the New York Metropolitan Opera Giacomo Puccini' New York City' Opera New York Metropolitan Opera' Stanford University
1905 A Tornado Hits Hoix, Arkansas Hoxie, Arkansas Tornado Arkansas History Commission
1906 The Sunday Times Appears as South Africa's First Sunday Newspaper South Africa Media Journalism Historic Firsts The Sunday Times South African History
1915 Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm Proclaims the North Sea a War Zone Germany Naval Military History World War I History Channel
1922 Ford Motor Company Acquires Lincoln Motors for $8M Ford Motor Company Automobiles Business History Channel
1924 Jazz Greats Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin Are Married Lil Hardin Armstrong Louis Armstrong Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database
1926 In Wales, England's Malcolm Campbell Sets a New World Land Speed Record of 174 mph Wales English Sports Figures Transportation Historic UK
1928 Austrian National Socialists Protest the Presence of African-American Actress Josephine Baker on the Vienna Stage Vienna, Austria Josephine Baker Nazi Germany Racism Stage and Theater African-American Performing Artists Theatre History
1931 Malcolm Campbell Sets a Ground Speed Record of 245 mph at Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona Beach, Florida English Sports Figures Transportation Florida Historical Society
1932 Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt Opens the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New York Lake Placid, New York Franklin Roosevelt 1932 Winter Olympics New York Times
1938 Adolph Hitler Seizes Control of the German Army German History Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler League of Nations
Thornton Wilder's Our Town Opens on Broadway Thornton Wilder Plays Internet Broadway Database
1939 In South Africa, the "Ossewabrandwag" Afrikaans Nationalist Organisation Is Founded in Bloemfontein South Africa Civil Rights/Human Rights South African History
1941 The United Service Organizations (The USO) Is Incorporated in New York State State of New York World War II Service Organizations Library of Congress History Channel
The Alaska Defense Command Is Established with General Simon Buckner As Its Commanding Officer Alaska U.S. Government Alaska Historical Society
Roy Plunkett, a Chemist for Du Pont, Is Granted a Patent for Tetrafluoro-Ethylene Polymers" (TEFLON) Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Polymers Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks DuPont National Inventors Hall of Fame USPTO
1945 President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill & Joseph Stalin Begin a 7-day Conference in Yalta Winston Churchill Josef Stalin Franklin Roosevelt World War II Writer's Almanac History Channel Asian History
1948 Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Becomes an Independent Dominion within the British Commonwealth Sri Lanka British Commonwealth New York Times
North Korean National Defense Bureau Is Established Korea Federation of American Scientists
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1952 The Citizens League Is Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Involve Residents in Providing Solutions for Local Issues and Policies Minneapolis, Minnesota Human Rights/Civil Rights Citizens League Minnesota Historical Society
1960 San Francisco Giants Officially Move into Their Offices at Candlestick Park San Francisco Baseball San Francisco Giants Historic Firsts Baseball Library Learn California
1961 USSR Launches Sputnik IV with a 7.1-ton Payload Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
John Huston's The Misfits Is Released by United Artists John Huston Filmmakers The Internet Movie Database History Channel
1962 All Five Naked-Eye Planets, the Sun and Moon Align within a Circle 17° in Diameter The Solar System Space and Astronomy NASA
The First U.S. Helicopter Is Shot Down in Vietnam Vietnam War Helicopter History Channel
1964 U.S. Enacts 24th Amendment Banning Poll Tax U.S. Government 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Taxes Voting and Elections History Channel
1965 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test (Code Name Cashmere) in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
8.7 Magnitude Earthquake Near Alaska's Rat Island Generates a Tsunami with 30-35' Waves Alaska Earthquakes Tsunami USGS
Malcolm X Makes His First Speech in Favor of Civil Rights in Selma, Alabama Alabama Malcolm X U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American History
1967 Nova Scotia Censors the Film Version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nova Scotia Film Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1969 With Yasir Arafat As Its Leader, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Is Founded Palestine Yasir Arafat Middle East History History Channel
1970 U.S. Conducts 20-200 kt Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1971 British Auto Maker Rolls Royce Declares Bankruptcy Great Britain Business & Economics Rolls Royce Television News Archive
1972 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Panic Along Italy's Adriatic Coast, Causing Thousands to Flee to the Countryside Italy Earthquakes USGS
1974 Mail Bomb Kills South African Student Rights Activist Abram Onkgopotse Tiro in Botswana Botswana South African Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights Death Terrorism South African History
A Bomb Explodes Aboard a Bus Carrying British Soldiers and Their Families, Killing 12 Great Britain Crime Death Terrorism BBC
In Berkeley, California, the Symbionese Liberation Army Abducts Patricia Hearst, 19-year-old Granddaughter of Publishing Billionaire William Randolph Hearst Berkeley, California William Randolph Hearst Crime Notorious Americans Terrorism History Channel New York Times
1975 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Causes 10,000 Deaths in China's Yingkou-Haicheng Area China Earthquakes Death USGS
1976 A Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras Guatemala Honduras Earthquakes Death History Channel USGS
President Samora Machel of Mozambique Issues a Decree Ending Private Property Ownership Mozambique Government Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources South African History
1986 U.S. Postal Service Issues a Stamp Honoring Sojourner Truth U.S. Postal Service Sojourner Truth Famous African Americans Smithsonian Institution
1987 Congress Overrides President Reagan's Veto of Clean Water Act U.S. Congress President Ronald Reagan Water Earth and Environmental Sciences Television News Archive
1993 Boston Celtics Retire Larry Bird's Number 33 Massachusetts Sports Figures Larry Bird Basketball Hall of Fame Boston Celtics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1995 ODERACS-2A Is 1 of 6 Spheres Deployed from Space Shuttle STS-63 for the Calibration of Radars and Telescopes Tracking Orbital Debris Space Shuttle Telescopes NASA
1997 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 88 People and Injures 2,000, While Destroying 5,500 Houses in the Bojnurd-Shirvan Area in Northeast Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
1998 A Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Kills 5,000 People in Northeastern Afghanistan Afgahnistan Earthquakes Death BBC USGS
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2000 A Coalition Government That Includes Joerg Haider's Far-Right Freedom Party Comes to Power in Austria Austrian Government New York Times
2003 Yugoslavia Is Formally Dissolved and Replaced with a Loose Union of Its Remaining Two Republics, Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia Serbia-Montenegro New York Times
2004 The Massachusetts High Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Massachusetts Supreme Court Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources New York Times
2007 Tony Dungy (Colts) and Lovie Smith (Bears) Are the First Two African Americans to Coach Teams in the Super Bowl: Colts 29 Bears 17 Football African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts The Super Bowl