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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. Which country celebrates National Youth Day on this date every year? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In which state was General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to her Scholastic biography, how did Virginia Hamilton's grandfather escape to freedom? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a country in which today is celebrated as a holiday or a day of commemoration:
BE I LIAR
INTERMEDIATE

1. How many years had Nelson Mandela served in prison when he was released on this date in 1990? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Johns Hopkins, what position has Benjamin Carson held there since 1984? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Kennedy Center, what Bill Cosby series broke the racial barrier on television by featuring Cosby as the first-ever African-American lead of a weekly dramatic series? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book written by Virginia Hamilton (according to Houghton Mifflin):
HOE FED SHOUT REAR SIDE

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

1. According to his biography provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, how many texts have Henry Louis Gates and his associates amassed for the Black Periodical Literature Project?

2. According to the Professional Football Hall of Fame, what were the most yards Walter Payton rushed for in one game?

3. According to the Nobel Foundation, why was Nelson Mandela awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a magazine in which Henry Louis Gates has been published (according to Harvard University):
YEN WORKER
 
Black History Month
 
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Virginia Hamilton

Young-adult Author

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Benjamin Solomon Carson

Physician

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Bill Cosby

Comedian/Actor

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Scholar

Walter Payton
Walter Payton

Member of the Football Hall of Fame

 
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Cameroon: National Youth Day
(Observed each year on 02/11)
Cameroon Child Advocacy Excite Travel
Iran: Revolution Day
(Commemoration of the founding of the Islam Republic of Iran: 02/11/1979)
1979 Iranian Revolution Islam BBC AME Info
Japan: Kigen-setsu/National Foundation Day
(Commemoration of the enthronement of Emperor Jinmu, the first Japanese emperor: 02/11/1873)
Japan U.S. Department of State
Liberia: Armed Forces Day
Liberia Excite Travel
United States: National Inventors' Day
(Observed in honor of the birth date of Thomas Edison: 02/11/1847)
Inventors and Invention Reagan Library and Museum
Vatican City: Day of Conciliation
(Anniversary of Lateran Treaty Recognizing International Sovereignty of Vatican City: 02/11/1929)
Italy The Vatican Religion European History U.S. Department of State
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1912 Toshi Maruki (Japanese Artist, Illustrator) Japanese Artists Primary Children's Authors Artists
1915 Mabel Esther Allan (English Children's Author) English Authors Young-adult Authors
1939 Jane Yolen (New York City-born Poet, Children's Author) Jane Yolen Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Poetry
Authors and Poets
1657 Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle (French Writer) French Authors
1802 Lydia Maria Child (Massachusetts-born Author, Rights Activist) Massachusetts Authors Civil Rights, Human Rights Slavery Women Native American Heritage Writer's Almanac African American Registry
1813 Otto Ludwig (German Novelist, Playwright, Critic) German Authors Playwright
1908 Philip Dunne (New York-born Screenwriter) New York Authors Filmmakers
1912 Roy Fuller (English Poet, Novelist) English Authors Poetry
1917 Sidney Sheldon (Chicago-born Novelist, Screenwriter, Producer) Chicago Writers Filmmakers Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1934 Maryse Condé (Guadeloupean Author) Guadeloupe
1944 Joy Williams (Massachusetts-born Writer) Massachusetts Authors Writer's Almanac
1957 Pico Iyer (Indian Novelist, Travel Writer) Indian Authors Writer's Almanac
Artists
1800 William Henry Fox Talbot (English Photography Pioneer Who Invented Flash Photography and Photographic Negatives) English Artists & Photographers Photography Inventors and Inventions Biography.com
1902 Arne Jacobsen (Danish Architect, Designer) Danish Artists & Photographers Architecture
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
1805 Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (North Dakota-born Son of Sacagawea) Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Sacagawea History Channel
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
1839 Josiah Willard Gibbs (Connecticut-born Theoretical Physicist, Chemist) Josiah Willard Gibbs Physics Chemistry
1847 Thomas Edison (Ohio-born Inventor, Entrepreneur) Thomas Edison Light Bulb Phonograph
1898 Leo Szilard (Hungarian-American Physicist) Leo Szilard Physics
Military Leaders
1920 Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. (Florida-born Aviator; First African American Four-Star General in the U.S. Air Force) Florida Military Figures Aviation Military History African-American Military Figures U.S. Air Force Biography.com African American Registry
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1888 John Warren Davis (Georgia-born African-American President of West Virginia State College) Georgia Political and Social leaders West Virginia Political and Social leaders Educators of Note African American Political and Social Leaders West Virginia State University West Virginia State Archives
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1774 Hans Jarta (Swedish Politician Who Led Successful Coup d'etat That Overthrew Gustav IV; Helped Draft New Constitution) Swedish Political and Social Leaders
1812 Alexander Hamilton Stephens (Georgia Governor and Member of the U.S. Congress; Namesake of Stevens County, Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress University of Georgia
1833 Melville Weston Fuller (Maine-born Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Maine Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources
1840 Jonathan Wright (Pennsylvania-born Attorney; First African American Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar) Pennsylvania Political and Social leaders South Carolina Political and Social leaders Law and Legal Resources African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1920 Farouk I (King of Egypt: 1936-1952) Egyptian Political and Social Leaders
1962 Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1964 Sarah Palin (Idaho-born Governor of Alaska; Republican Party Candidate for Vice President of the United States) Sarah Palin Alaska Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders 2008 Presidential Campaign
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1909 Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Polish-American Film Director) Poland Filmmakers
1914 Josh White (South Carolina-born African-American Blues & Folk Guitarist, Singer) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1921 Eva Gabor (Hungarian-American Actress) Hungarian Performing Artists Biography.com
1926 Leslie Neilsen (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1934 Tina Louise (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television
1936 Burt Reynolds (Georgia-born Actor) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com University of Georgia
1941 Sergio Mendes (Brazilian Bandleader, Composer, Keyboardist ) Brazil Popular Musicians
1962 Sheryl Crowe (Missouri-born Popular Musician) Missouri Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
1969 Jennifer Aniston (California-born Actress) Jennifer Aniston Actors Television Film
1979 Brandy (Mississippi-born African-American Popular Singer) Missussippi Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
1980 Matthew Lawrence (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Film
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1900 Thomas, Jr. Hitchcock (South Carolina-born Polo Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Polo
1909 Max Baer (Nebraska-born Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
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1503 Elizabeth of York (Mother of King Henry VIII of England) English Political and Social Leaders King Henry VIII Greenwich Guide
1650 René Descartes (French Philosopher, Author, Mathematician) René Descartes Philosophy Authors Math
1848 Thomas Cole (English-American Artist; Founder of the Hudson River School of Romantic American Landscape Painting) Thomas Cole Artists
1882 William McRae (North Carolina-born Confederate General) North Carolina Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
1918 Alexei Maximovitch Kaledin (Russian General, Suicide) Russian Military Figures World War I History Channel
1946 Langalibalele Dube (South African of Zulu Royalty; Founder of the Zulu Newspaper Ilanga lase Natal, First Chairperson of the ANC, First Black Person to Receive a Doctorate Degree from a South African University) South African Political and Social Leaders Journalism South African History
1976 Alexander Martin Lippisch (German Aviation Engineer) German Scientists & Mathematicians Aviation Center for the Study of Technology & Society
1979 Lee J. Cobb (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1986 Frank Herbert (Washington-born Author) Frank Herbert American Authors
2006 Peter Benchley (New York City-born Author) Peter Benchley American Authors
2008 Tom Lantos (Hungarian-American Member of the U.S. Congress from California; Holocaust Survivor) Hungarian Political and Social Leaders California Political and Social Leaders The Holocaust World War II U.S. Congress National Public Radio
2012 Whitney Houston (New Jersey-born Grammy Award-Winning African-American Popular Singer) Whitney Houston Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
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660 B.C. Traditional Founding of Japan By Emperor Jimmu Tenno Japan Nationmaster
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1531 Henry VIII Is Recognized as Supreme Head of the Church in England British History Henry VIII Religion St. Patrick's Episcopal
1573 Francis Drake Is the First Englishman to See Pacific Ocean (from Panamá) Great Britain Panamá Historic Firsts American Heritage
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1699 In South Africa, Willem Adriaan van der Stel Succeeds His Father, Simon van der Stel, as Governor South African Political and Social Leaders South African History
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1733 James Oglethorpe Musters Georgia's Male Colonists for Their First Military Formation Georgia Colonial Georgia Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1752 First American Hospital Opens in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Health Care Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology & Society
1776 Georgia's English Governor Escapes from House Arrest to British Ships on the Savannah River British Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders Colonial Georgia History Channel University of Georgia
1778 300 People Greet Voltaire's Return From a 28-year Self-Imposed Exile in Protest Against France's Religious Fanaticism Voltaire Religion Writer's Almanac History Channel
1796 Jackson County Is Created as Georgia's 22nd County Jackson County, Georgia University of Georgia
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1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: The party that were ordered last evening set out early this morning. the weather was fair and could wind N. W. about five oclock this evening one of the wives of Charbono was delivered of a fine boy.

it is worthy of remark that this was the first child which this woman had boarn and as is common in such cases her labour was tedious and the pain violent; Mr. Jessome informed me that he had freequently adminstered a small portion
of the rattle of the rattle-snake, which he assured me had never failed to
produce the desired effect, that of hastening the birth of the child; having the rattle of a snake by me I gave it to him and he administered two rings of it to
the woman broken in small pieces with the fingers and added to a small quantity of water. Whether this medicine was truly the cause or not I shall not undertake to determine, but I was informed that she had not taken it more than ten
minutes before she brought forth perhaps this remedy may be worthy of future experiments, but I must confess that I want faith as to it's efficacy.—

[Jean Baptiste Charbonneau would have a varied and lengthy career on the frontier, starting with his role as the youngest member of the Corps of Discovery. Clark nicknamed him "Pomp" or "Pompy," and named Pompey's Pillar (more properly Clark's "Pompy's Tower") on the Yellowstone after him in 1806. Clark offered to educate the boy as if he were his own son, and apparently took him into his own home in St. Louis when the child was about six. In 1823 he attracted the notice of the traveling Prince Paul of Wurttemburg, who took him to Europe for six years. On his return to the United States he became a mountain man and fur trader, and later a guide for such explorers and soldiers as John C. Frémont, Philip St. George Cooke, W. H. Emory, and James Abert. He eventually settled in California and died in Oregon while traveling to Montana in 1866.]

Ordway: 6 men Sent down the River with 2 hand Sleds to bring up the 3 horse loads of meat, So that the horses might come by land to be Shod. the day clear but cold.—

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04
Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Fort Mandan Map

Native American Tribes Parenting Horses

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska History Channel

1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: This morning Sergt. Gass Reubin Fields and Thompson passed the Netul opposite to us on a hunting expedition. sent Sergt Pryor with a party of four men to bring Gibson to the fort. also sent Colter and Wiser to the Salt works to carry on the business with Joseph Fields; as Bratton has been sick we desired him to return to the Fort also if he thought proper; however in the event of his not coming Wiser was directed to return.


Gass: This was a fine morning. A sergeant and six men were sent to bring the sick men to the fort. At the same time myself and two men went out to hunt, and remained out to the 17th during which time there was a great deal of heavy rain, and the weather changeable and disagreeable.— While we were out we killed 8 elk. During one of the most disagreeable nights, myself and another lay out in our shirts and overalls, with only one elk-skin to defend us from a violent night's rain. We had started a gang of elk, and in order to be light in the pursuit left our clothes where the first was killed, and could not get back before dark. Our shirts and overalls being all of leather made it the more disagreeable.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 11/07/05 Clatsop County, Oregon Fort Clatsop Native Americans
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska
1808 A Local Judge in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania First Shows That Anthracite Coal Can Be Burned As Fuel Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Energy Historic Firsts Wilkes-Barre Township
1809 Robert Fulton Receives His First Patent for Improvements in Steam Navigation Robert Fulton Patents and Trademarks The Steamboat Virtualology
1812 Massachusetts Governor, Elbridge Gerry, Creates the First "Gerrymandered" Voting Districts Massachusetts Politics Voting Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1825 The State Assembly Creates the Indiana State Library Indiana Libraries Indiana State Library Indiana Historical Society
1832 Jacksonville, Florida Is Incorporated by the Territorial Legislature Jacksonville, Florida Florida Historical Society
1841 Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 Is First Performed in America at New York's Broadway Tabernacle by the German Society of New York New York City Ludwig van Beethoven Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1842 Sailors of the Texas Navy Mutiny Aboard the Schooner San Antonio While Anchored on the Mississippi River at New Orleans New Orleans Republic of Texas Naval Military History Texas State historical Association
One Member of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature Shoots Another Wisconsin Government Gun Control Wisconsin Historical Society
1850 The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway Is Chartered as the First Railroad in Texas Texas Railroad Historic Firsts Texas State historical Association
1853 The Illinois Legislature Approves Lincoln (Named for Abraham Lincoln) as the Seat of Logan County Lincoln, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1854 San Francisco Gas Company Illuminates Its First 86 Coal Gas Lamps and the Metropolitan Theatre California San Francisco Light Virtual Museum of  San Francisco Learn California
1857 Oregon's Free State Republican Party Is Organized at the Linn County Courthouse in Albany Albany, Oregon Politics SalemOregon.com
1858 Saint Bernadette Sees First Vision of Virgin Mary at Lourdes France Catholicism History Channel
1859 In Jacksonville, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln Delivers a Lectures on "Discoveries and Inventions" to Phi Alpha Society of Illinois College Jacksonville, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Inventors and Inventions Illinois College Lincoln Logs
1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln Delivers His Farewell Address in Springfield, Illinois and Departs by Train for His Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Springfield, Illinois Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Railroad Lincoln Logs History Channel
President-elect Abraham Lincoln Arrives in Indianapolis, Indiana at 5:00 p.m. Where He Speaks to 3,000 at a Reception in His Honor Indianapolis, Indiana Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1873 Emperor Jinmu, Japan's First Emperor, Is Enthroned Japan Web Japan
1888 The Town and Country Club Is Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Town and Country Club Minnesota Historical Society
1891 In Minnesota, the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railroad Is Established to Carry Iron Ore from the Mesabi Range to Lake Superior Ports Minnesota Railroad Iron Business Minnesota Historical Society
1894 In Palm Beach, Florida, Henry Flagler Opens the Royal Ponciana Hotel the World's Largest Wooden Resort Hotel Palm Beach County, Florida Henry Flagler Business Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1903 The U.S. Congress Passes the Expedition Act Making Anti-Trust Cases a High Priority for the Federal Courts U.S. Congress President Theodore Roosevelt Economics Monopolies Law and Legal Resources Library of Congress History Channel
1907 Italian Composer Giacomo Puccini Attends the American Premiere of His Opera "Madame Butterfly" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York Giacomo Puccini New York City Metropolitan Opera Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1916 Russian-American Rights Advocate, Emma Goldman, Is Arrested in New York City While Lecturing on Family Planning Russian Political and Social Leaders New York City Women Free Speech Library of Congress History Channel
In New Mexico, Bandelier National Monument Opens with Evidence of Human Inhabitation as Early as 1200 B.C. New Mexico Archaology/Anthropology Bandelier National Monument New Mexico Magazine
1918 Russian General Alexei Maximovitch Kaledin Commits Suicide Russian Military Figures World War I Death History Channel
1927 Franklin D. Roosevelt Arrives in Warm Springs, Georgia for His Sixth Visit Warm Springs, Georgia Frankin D. Roosevelt University of Georgia
1929 Italy Signs Lateran Treaty Recognizing the Sovereignty of Vatican City Italy Catholicism European History New York Times
1933 President Franklin Roosevelt Creates the Death Valley National Monument Death Valley National Monument President Franklin Roosevelt Creates the Death Valley National Monument National Park Service Learn California
1937 General Motors Recognizes the United Auto Workers as the Official Representative of Its Workers General Motors Labor Unions UAW History Channel
44-day Flint, Michigan Labor Strike Ends Michigan Labor Job Actions History Channel State of Michigan
CBS, NBC and Mutual Radio Networks Simultaneously Broadcast from Radio City Music Hall a Benefit Concert for the American National Red Cross. Radio City Music Hall Radio American Red Cross History Channel
1938 Bob Hope Makes His First Film Appearance in The Big Broadcast of 1938 Bob Hope Film Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database
1941 The Atlantic Monthly Accepts Eudora Welty's Short Story "Why I Live At the P.O." for Publication Eudora Welty' American Authors Journalism American Collection
1942 Three German Battleships Escape the British with a Bold Dash from the French Port of Brest to Safety in German-Controlled Waters Nazi Germany Great Britain France Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1945 President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin Conclude Their Secret Meeting at the Black Sea Port of Yalta Josef Stalin Churchill FDR WWII History Channel New York Times
1947 Wallace Stevens Reads "Three Academic Pieces" at Harvard University Wallace Stevens' American Authors Harvard University American Collection
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1950 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Publishes His First Story, "Report on the Barnhouse Effect," in Collier's Kurt Vonnegut' American Authors Journalism Historic Firsts American Collection
1952 An Avalanche Kills 20 Sleeping Tourists, Injuring 10, at the Austrian Ski Resort of Melkoede Austria Skiing Avalanche Death History Channel
1956 Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, Former Members of the British Foreign Office Surface in Moscow After Being Missing for Five Years Notorious British Russia Cold War History Channel BBC
1960 Jack Paar Walks Off The Tonight Show Television The Tonight Show History Channel
1963 Three Die When 400 Striking Canadian Loggers Attack the Camp of non-Union Workers in Northern Ontario Ontario, Canada Trees Labor Strikes Death CBC
Beatles Record "Please Please Me" The Beatles Popular Musicians History Channel
1970 Japan Is the Fourth Country to Put a Satellite into Orbit Japan Space History Channel
1973 The National Inventor's Hall of Fame Is Founded Inventors and Inventions National Inventor's Hall of Fame Is Founded USPS
In Palm Springs, California, 43-year-old Arnold Palmer Wins His 60th and Final PGA Tournament Palm Springs, California Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame New York Times
1974 NASA Test Launch of the Titan 3E/Centaur (TC-1) Rocket Fails and Self Destructs 748 Seconds After Liftoff Space Exploration NASA
1975 Margaret Thatcher Is the First Woman Elected Leader of the British Conservative Party Margaret Thatcher Women Historic Firsts BBC Historic UK
1976 At the Innsbruck Olympics, John Curry Wins Britain's First Olympic Gold Medal in Figure Skating Innsbruck, Austria John Curry Figure Skating 1976 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts BBC
1979 Followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Seize Power, Creating Iran's Islamic Republic Iran Islam New York Times BBC
Neil Simon's They're Playing Our Song Premieres in New York City Neil Simon Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1981 Polish Prime Minister Jozef Pinkowski Replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski Poland Television News Archive
1982 South Africa's Independent Black Unions Stage a 30-minute Work Stoppage to Protest the Tortured Death of Imprisoned White Labor Leader Neil Aggett South African Political and Social Leaders Labor Strikes Human Rights/Civil Rights South African History
1984 Space Shuttle Challenger Lands at Cape Canaveral, Florida, After Completing the First Untethered Space Walks Cape Canaveral, Florida The Space Shuttle NASA Florida Historical Society
The Reagan Administration Announces That Cuban Aliens Will Be Granted Residency Status in the United States Cuba President Ronald Reagan Cuban Immigrants Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1985 King Hussein of Jordan & PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) Leader Yasir Arafat Sign Accord Jordan Palestine Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1987 President Aquino Declares the New Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines to be In Effect The Republic of the Philippines Country Studies
U.S. Conducts an Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1989 In Boston, Barbara C. Harris Is the First Woman Consecrated as a Bishop in the Episcopal Church Boston, Massachusetts American Women Political and Social Leaders Religion Historic Firsts Episcopal Church New York Times
1990 Nelson Mandela Is Released After 27 Years in Prison South Africa Nelson Mandela Human Rights History Channel BBC African American Registry
1993 President Clinton Nominates Janet Reno to be the First Female U.S. Attorney General Florida Political & Social Leaders President Bill Clinton Women U.S. Government Historic Firsts New York Times Florida Historical Society
1994 Space Shuttle (STS-60: Discovery) Lands: First Crew with Russian Cosmonaut The Space Shuttle Russian Space Program NASA Historic Firsts
1995 Space Shuttle (STS-63: Discovery) Lands after Completing First MIR Fly-by The Space Shuttle Russian Space Program NASA
1997 Space Shuttle (STS-82: Discovery) Is Launched: Hubble Service Mission The Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
1999 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 70 People in Afghanistan, Injuring 500, Leaving 14,000 Homeless Afghanistan Earthquake Death USGS
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2000 Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-99) Is Launched on 11-day Mission to Complete Mapping the Earth's Surface with Radar Instruments The Space Shuttle Earth Science Maps NASA
2002 Rigged Voting Awards the Gold Medal to Russian Pairs Figure Skaters at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Russian Sports Figures Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympics New York Times
2011 Yielding to Public Demonstrations, Hosni Mubarak Steps Down After 30 Years as President of Egypt Egypt BBC National Public Radio