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5-Minute Quests

1. In what state was Godfrey Cambridge born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what state was Marshall Faulk born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Gale Group, in which city was Serena Williams born? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the first name of one of Dr. Martin Luther King's four children (according to Louisiana State University):

1. What institute was founded in Jacksonville, Florida on this date in 1872? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the African American Registry, on what date did Jupiter Hammon write his first published poem? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Seattle Times, what was Martin Luther King Jr.'s given name at birth? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a Fats Domino song (according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame):

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1. According to U.S. Department of State, what is the title of Colin Powell's autobiography?

2. According to the Smithsonian Institution, why was Paul Robeson considered to be one of the most controversial figures of the 20th Century?

3. According to African American Registry, who was Bill Duke's co-author of Black Light: The African-American Hero?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of an opera in which Paul Robeson appeared (according to "Paul Robeson Athlete, Singer, Actor, Activist" ):
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Jupiter Hammon
Jupiter Hammon


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Colin Powell

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laureate of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize

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Serena and Venus Williams

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1913 Miriam Young (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Fiction Loganberry Books
1930 Bernard Wolf (New York-born Photographer, Children's Author) New York Authors Primary Fiction Photography Official Web Site
1931 Judith St. George (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors Primary Fiction Young-adult Fiction Official Web Site
1932 Colby Rodowsky (Maryland-born Children's Author) Maryland Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Fiction Farrar, Straus, Giraux
1937 Sharon Bell Mathis (New Jersey-born African-American Children's Author) Sharon Bell Mathis Primary Fiction Young-adult Fiction African American Authors & Illustrators
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1802 Victor Hugo (French Poet, Novelist, Dramatist) Victor Hugo Poetry Plays
1849 Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors Mississippi Writers Page
1902 Jean Marcel Bruller (French Novelist) Parisian Writers
1918 Theodore Sturgeon (New York City-born Pulp Fiction Writer) New York City Writers
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1877 Rudolph Dirks (German-American Artist, Cartoonist of the "Katzenjammer Kids") German Artists Cartoons and Comics Journalism
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1879 Frank Bridge (English Composer, Conductor) English Composers Composers Historic UK
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1846 Buffalo Bill Cody (Iowa-born Frontiersman, Buffalo Hunter, Scout) Buffalo Bill Cody Westward Expansion
1905 Crocker Snow (Massachusetts-born Aviation Pioneer) Massachusetts Pioneers and Aviatiors Aviation Technology and Society
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1823 Joseph LeConte (Georgia-born Educator, Expert on Science and Religion) Georgia Scientists and Mathematicians Educators of Note Evolution Religion University of Georgia
1852 John Harvey Kellogg (Michigan-born Physician Who Developed Dry Cereal) John Harvey Kellogg Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics
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1829 Levi Strauss (German-American Founder of Levi Strauss Jeans) Levi Strauss Levi Strauss (pdf)
1866 Herbert Henry Dow (Canadian Founder of Dow Chemical Company) Canadian Business Leaders Chemistry Business Dow Chemical
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1629 Archibald Argyll (Scottish Protestant Leader) Scottish Political and Social Leaders Catholicism
1884 Francesco Borgongini-Duca (Italian Vatican Cardinal) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholicism Religion
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1361 Wenceslas (German-born Holy Roman Emperor, 1376 - 1400; King of Bohemia, 1378 - 1419) German Political and Social Leaders Czech Political and Social Leaders Catholicism
1844 James O'Hara (New York City-born African-American U.S. Congressman from North Carolina) New York City Political and Social Leaders North Carolina Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African-American Registry
1887 Benegal Narsing Rau (Indian Jurist, Statesman, Ambassador to the United Nations) Indian Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources United Nations
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1887 William Frawley (Iowa-born Actor: Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Television Film
1916 Jackie Gleason (New York City-born Actor, Comedian) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film
1920 Tony Randall (Oklahoma-born Actor) Oklahoma Performing Artists Actors Television Film
1921 Betty Hutton (Michigan-born Actress) Michigan Performing Artists Actors Television Film
1922 Margaret Leighton (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Television Film
1928 Antoine "Fats" Domino (New Orleans-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Fats Domino African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1932 Johnny Cash (Arkansas-born County Singer, Songwriter) Johnny Cash Country Musicians
1933 Godfrey Cambridge (New York City-born African-American Comedic Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film African American Performing Aritsts African-American Registry
1943 Bill Duke (New York-born African American Actor, Director, Producer) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Filmmakers African American Performing Aritsts African-American Registry
1945 Mitch Ryder (Michigan-born Popular Singer) Michigan Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1954 Michael Bolton (Connecticut Popular Singer) Connecticut Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1976 Ja Rule (New York City-born African-American Rap Musician) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
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1887 Grover Cleveland Alexander (Nebraska-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1918 Preacher Roe (Arkansas-born Major League Baseball Player Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Official Web Site
1973 Marshall Faulk (Louisiana-born African-American Professional Football Player) Louisiana Sports Figures Football St. Louis Rams Famous African Americans
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1813 Robert Livingston (New York-born American Patriot, Statesman) Robert Livingston Second Continental Congress Declaration of Independence American Revolution Lousiana Purchase History Channel
1852 Eli Terry (Connecticut-born Inventor; First to Mass-Produce Clocks) Connecticut Scienctists and Inventors Inventors and Inventions Time Business Technology and Society
1959 Lou Costello (New Jersey-born Comedian: "Abbott and Costello") Lou Costello Actors Television Film
1993 Fletcher Knebel (Ohio-born Author) Ohio Authors American Authors
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1564 Christopher Marlowe Is Baptized in Canterbury, England Christopher Marlowe Authors History Channel Writers Almanac
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: This morning we dispatched Drewyer and two men in our indian canoe up the Columbia River to take Sturgion and Anchovey. or if they were unsucksessfull in fishing we directed them to purchase fish from the nativs, for which purpose we had furnished them with a fiew articles Such as the nativs are pleased with.

we also Sent Shields Jo. Field and Shannon up the Netul to hunt Elk. and directed Reubin Field and Some other man to hunt in the point towards the Praries & point Adams. thus we hope Shortly to replenish our Stock of provisions which is now reduced to a mear minnamum.

we have three days provisions only in Store and that of the most inferior dried Elk a little tainted. what a prospect for good liveing at Fort Clatsop at present.

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1815 Napoleon Bonaparte Escapes from Exile on the Island of Elba Napoleon Bonaparte New York Times
1832 Frédéric Chopin Makes His Debut in Paris at the Salle Pleyel, Playing His Piano Concerto No. 2 with Franz Liszt in Attendance Paris Frédéric Chopin Franz Liszt Classical Musicians American Public Media
1848 The Second French Republic Is Proclaimed France New York Times
1856 Miller County Is Created As Georgia's 117th County Miller County, Georgia University of Georgia
1862 President Lincoln, by Military Order Pursuant to an Act of Congress, Takes Over All Telegraph Lines U.S. Congress President Lincoln The Telegraph First Amendment American Civil War Lincoln Logs
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1865 USS Marigold Captures a British Blockade Runner Between Havana and Key West, Florida Key West, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1869 U.S. Senate Passes the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by a Vote of 39 to 13 U.S. Congress 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Voting Civil Rights Library of Congress
1870 A Pneumatic Subway Opens in New York City New York City Subway Historic Firsts New York Subway Technology and Society
1871 Indians Kidnap 8 & 10-year-old Brothers While Herding Sheep Near San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas Comanche Indians FAmily and Community Crime Texas State  Historical Association
1872 Cookman Institute Is Founded in Jacksonville, Florida Florida Education African-American History Bethune-Cookman College African-American Registry
1886 The First Northern Pacific Railroad Passenger Train Reaches Ellensburg, Washington Ellensburg, Washington Railroad Historic Firsts History Link
1891 Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler Premieres in Oslo Henrik Ibsen Plays Salon
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1900 Britain's Labour Party Meets for the First Time Great Britain Voting Historic Firsts Official Website
1903 The First Speed Record Is Set on Florida's Daytona Beach: 65 mph Daytona Beach, Florida Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1906 The First Shrine Circus Opens in Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Circus Historic Firsts The Shrine Circus Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1907 U.S. Congress Votes Itself a Salary Raise to $7500 Economics U.S. Congress
1915 The Welsh Regiment of Foot Guards Is Formed by Order of King George V Welsh Military Figures British Royalty World War I BBC
1917 President Wilson Learns of the Zimmermann Telegram Proposing a Mexican-German Alliance Germany Mexico Woodrow Wilson Historic Documents World War I History Channel
In Delaware, a Bill Giving Women the Right to Vote Fails in the State Senate Delaware Women Women's Suffrage State of Delaware
Mount McKinley National Park Is Established, Eventually to be Incorporated into the Denali National Park and Preserve Alaska Denali National Park and Preserve Alaska Historical Society
1919 Grand Canyon National Park Is Established Arizona Grand Canyon National Park Library of Congress
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1926 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes All the Sad Young Men F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
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1929 President Calvin Coolidge Establishes Grand Teton National Park Wyoming Calvin Coolidge Grand Teton National Park History Channel
1933 Construction Begins on the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge LearnCalifornia
1934 President Franklin Roosevelt Orders the Creation of the Federal Communications Commission U.S. Government Agency President Roosevelt Media Federal Communications Commission Merriam-Webster
1935 RADAR Is First Demonstrated in England by Bouncing Radio Waves Off an Airplane England Radio Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Historic Firsts BBC
New York Yankees Release Babe Ruth - He Signs with the Boston Braves as an Executive and Player Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
Adolf Hitler Signs Secret Decree Creating the Reich Luftwaffe as a Third German Military Service with the Army and Navy Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Aviation Military History History Channel
1936 Adolph Hitler Opens Assembly Plant in Sakse, Germany, for Manufacture of Volkswagens Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Volkswagen South African History
1942 Joan Fontaine Wins Academy Award for Best Actress for Her Performance in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion Actors Film Academy Awards History Channel Internet Movie Database
1945 U.S. Aircraft Drop 2,796 Tons of Explosives on Berlin. Berlin Nazi Germany Aviation History World War II British RAF Museum
1946 African-American Heman Sweatt Requests Admission to the Segregated University of Texas Law School Texas Education Education Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Texas Law School Texas State  Historical Association
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1949 From Fort Worth, Texas, Lucky Lady II B-50 Superfortress, Takes Off for the First Nonstop Around-the-World Flight Fort Worth, Texas Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
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1952 Winston Churchill Announces Britain Has Its Own Atomic Bomb Winston Chruchill Nuclear Weapons New York Times
1957 The Last Episode of Dragnet Airs on Radio Radio History Channel
1963 HOBIE Surfboard Trademark Is Registered HOBIE Web Site USPTO
1966 NASA Launches an Apollo Saturn Rocket for an Unmanned Test Flight Space Exploration NASA
1967 USSR Conducts 20-150 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1968 Twenty-One Patients Die in English Hospital Fire England Health Care Fire Safety Death BBC
1969 NASA Launches ESSA-7 Satellite to Provide Cloud-Cover Photography to the US National Meteorological Center Space Exploration Weather Clouds NASA
1970 National Public Radio Is Incorporated Radio National Public Radio Current Newspaper
1972 A Buffalo Mining Company Dam Collapses, Killing 125 people and Leaving Thousands Homeless in West Virginia West Virginia Dams Deaths West Virginia Archives
1976 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1977 Texas Farm Workers Union Members Begin 420-mile March to Austin to Lobby for the Right to Vote on Union Representation Texas Business Farming and Agriculture Labor Voting Human Rights/Civil Rights Texas State  Historical Association
1980 Egypt & Israel Exchange Ambassadors for the First Time Egypt Israel World History Historic Firsts Television News Archive
Florida's Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant Is Shut Down Following a Spill of Radioactive Water Florida Nuclear Power Radioactivity Florida Historical Society
1984 The Last U.S. Marines Participating in a Multinational Peacekeeping Force Leave Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon U.S. Military Figures History Channel BBC
1986 Robert Penn Warren Is Appointed as the First U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Penn Warren Poetry Historic Firsts
1987 USSR Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
The Church of England Votes by a Huge Majority to Ordain Women Priests England Religion Women Voting Church of England BBC
1990 Daniel Ortega & the Sandinistas Lose Free Nicaraguan Election Nicaragua Elections History Channel
1991 President Saddam Hussein Orders Iraqi Forces to Withdraw from Kuwait Iraq Kuwait Gulf War BBC
1992 National Air & Space Museum Honors Star Trek Television Series Television Museums Television News Archive
1993 Terrorists Attempt to Blow Up the New York City World Trade Center, Killing 6 People New York World Trade Center Terrorism Death History Channel New York Times BBC
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2000 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Injures Several People in the Northern Mariana Islands Marianas Earthquake USGS
Pope John Paul II Visits Mount Sinai in Egypt, Revered as the Place Where Moses Received the Ten Commandments Egypt Pope John Paul II Religion New York Times