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5-Minute Quests

1. In 1988, who was the first African-American to win a medal in a Winter Olympics? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what city was the first African-American YMCA organized in 1853? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to TIME for Kids, if Tiger Woods were not a golfer what sport would he like to excel at? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of an African-American performing artist born on this date:

1. Why were Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy put on trial on this date in 1962? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center, for what invention was Granville Woods granted his first patent in 1884? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the PGA, what was the first professional tournament won by Tiger Woods? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of an organization or business for which Andrew Young serves as a board member (according to the National Council of Churches):

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

1. According to the University of Mississippi, what were Richard Wright's two most important works?

2. According to TIME, for what movie performance did Oprah Winfrey receive an Academy Award nomination in 1986?

3. According to Georgia State University, how many honorary degrees has Andrew Young been awarded?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1954 work by Richard Wright (according to Authors' Calendar):
Black History Month
Separation Bar
Picture Richard Wright
Richard Wright


Picture of Granville Woods
Granville Woods


Picture of Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey

Talk Show Host

Picture of Andrew Young
Andrew Young


Picture of Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods


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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1850 Laura Richards (Massachusetts Children's Author Awarded the 1917 Pulitzer Prize for her Biography of Julia Ward Howe) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors 1917 Pulitzer Prize for Biography of Julia Ward Howe
1919 Florence Parry Heide (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1923 Mary Francis Shura Craig (Kansas-born Children's Author) Kansas Authors Young Adult Authors
1935 Uri Shulevitz (Polish-American Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded the 1969 Caldecott Medal for The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship) Uri Shulevitz Artists 1969 Caldecott Medal for The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Maine-born Poet) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poetry
1880 Angelina Grimke (Massachusetts-born Playwright, Poet, Abolitionist, Suffragist) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Poetry Plays African American Authors African American Registry
1902 John Steinbeck (California-born Author Awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature) John Steinbeck 1940 Pulitzer Prize for the Grapes of Wrath 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature
1904 James T. Farrell (Chicago-born Novelist) James T. Farrell
1910 Peter de Vries (Chicago-born Novelist) Chicago Authors
1912 Lawrence Durrell (English Playwright) English Authors Plays Writer's Almanac
1913 Irwin Shaw (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1925 Kenneth Koch (Ohio-born Poet, Playwright) Ohio Authors Poetry Plays
1934 N(avarre) Scott Momaday (Oklahoma-born Native-American Awarded the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, "House Made of Dawn") Oklahoma Authors & Illustrators Kiowa Indians 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, House made of Dawn American Collection
Artists, Architects and Designers
1901 Marino Marini (Italian Sculptor) Italian Artists
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
1869 Alice Hamilton (New York City-born Pioneer in Medical Issues Related to the Industrial Workplace) New York City Scientist and Mathematicians Medicine Labor
1890 Mabel Keaton Staupers (African-American Nurse Who Helped End the Segregation of Nurses in the U.S. Military) Mabel Keaton Staupers Medicine World War II African-American Scientists & Mathematicians
1899 Charles Herbert Best (Canadian co-Discoverer of Insulin with Frederick G. Banting) Canadian Scientists and Mathematicians Diabetes IntelliHealth
1910 Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson (Michigan-born Aeronautical Engineer) Michigan Scientists and Mathematicians American Military Figures Aviation History Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1926 David Hunter Hubel (Canadian-born 1981 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology) Canadian Scientists and Mathmeticians 1981 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology
1942 Robert H. Grubbs (Kentucky-born 2005 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Robert H. Grubbs Organic Chemistry 2005 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
Political and Social Leaders
1836 Russell A. Alger (Ohio-born Civil War General, Governor of Michigan) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Michigan Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Business Politics State of Michigan
1886 Hugo Black (Alabama-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources U.S. Supreme Court New York Times Oyez
1916 John Connally (Governor of Texas, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury) Texas Political & Social Leaders U.S. Government Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Texas State Historical Association U.S. Treasury
1934 Ralph Nader (Connecticut-born Consumer Advocate, Independent Candidate for President of the United States) Connecticut Political & Social Leaders Consumer Economics 2000 Presidential Election
1942 Charlayne Hunter (South Carolina-born Broadcast Journalist; First African-American to Attend the University of Georgia) South Carolina Political & Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights Journalism African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
Performing Artists
1891 David Sarnoff (Russian-American Television Pioneer) David Sarnoff Television
1892 William Demarest (Minnesota-born Actor) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1907 Mildred Bailey (Washington-born African-American Jazz Singer) Washington Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists
1923 Dexter Gordon (Los Angeles-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Los Angeles Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Joanne Woodward (Georgia-born Actress) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1932 Elizabeth Taylor (American Actress) Elizabeth Taylor Actors Film
1937 Barbara Babcock (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1940 Howard Hesseman (Oregon-born Actor) Oregon Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1943 Mary Frann (Missouri-born Actress) Missouri Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1902 Gene Sarazen (New York-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) New York Athletes World Golf Hall of Fame
1961 James Worthy (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures African American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1976 Tony Gonzalez (California-born Latin-American Professional Football Player) Tony Gonzalez Football Latin American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1850 Thomas Drew (Governor of Arkansas: 1844-49) Arkansas Political and Social Leaders
1907 Justina Luckenbach (Matriarch of Luckenbach, Texas) German Political and Social Leaders Luckenbach, Texas Luckenbach, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1936 Ivan Pavlov (Russian Psychologist) Ivan Pavlov Psychology
1942 Martha McChesney Berry (Georgia-born Founder of Berry College) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Notes Berry College University of Georgia
1993 Lillian Gish (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Film
1996 Vic Janowicz (Ohio-born 1950 Heisman Trophy Winner; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures College Football Hall oif Fame 1950 Heisman Trophy Winner Ohio State University Ohio Historical Society
2003 Fred Rogers (Pennsylvania-born Minister with a Television Show for Children: Mr. Rogers) Fred Rogers Child Advocacy Educators of Note Television
2008 William F. Buckley, Jr. (New York City-born Journalist; Founder of National Review) New York City Authors Journalism National Review
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Historic Events from 0 - 999 A.D. that Occurred on this Date
380 Roman Emperor Theodosius Makes Christianity the Official Law of the Land Roman Empire Religion Concordia
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1557 First Russian Embassy Opens in London Russia Great Britain Chambers Book of Days
1594 Henry IV Is Crowned King of France in the Cathedral at Chartres Chartres, France Chartres, France Catholic Encyclopedia
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1670 Jews Are Ordered to Leave Vienna and the Provinces of Lower and Upper Austria Judaism Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Jewish Encyclopedia
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1776 Patriot Troops Defeat British Loyalists at Moores Creek, North Carolina North Carolina American Revolution Moores Creek National Battlefield History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1801 Washington D.C. Placed under Congressional Jurisdiction Washington, D.C. U.S. Congress New York Times
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Reubin Field returned this evening and had not killed anything, he reported that there were no Elk towards point Adams.

Collins who had hunted up the Netul on this Side returned in the evening haveing killed a buck Elk.

Willard Still Continue very unwell the other Sick men have nearly recovered. Goodrich & McNeal who have the Pox are recovering fast, the former nearly well. La Page complaining.

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1814 Ludwig von Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F Premieres in Vienna Ludwig von Beethoven Composers Historic Firsts UCLA
1827 The First Mardi Gras Celebration Is Held in New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Mardi Gras Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
1836 Abraham Lincoln Buys One Share of Stock in the Illinois Beardstown and Sangamon Canal for $5 Illinois Abraham Lincoln Markets and Investments Lincoln Papers
1840 City of Jasper, Florida Is Incorporated Jasper, Florida Jasper, Florida Florida Historical Society
1844 Dominican Republic Gains Independence from Haiti Dominican Republic Haiti `World Travel Guide
1845 Samuel Nelson Is Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court New York Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court John Tyler Oyez
1849 William Jewell College Chartered in Liberty, Missouri Missouri Education Concordia
1850 South Texas Separatists Proclaim Territory of the Rio Grande Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
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1852 Indiana Ashbury College Is Opened in New Albany, Indiana New Albany, Indiana Education Harvard University Indiana Historical Society
1853 The First African-American YMCA is Organized in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. YMCA African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1860 Abraham Lincoln Delivers Address at New York's Cooper Union New York City Abraham Lincoln Historic American Documents Cooper Union Lincoln Papers
Mathew Brady Photographs Presidential Candidate, Abraham Lincoln, Cooper Union in New York Matthew Brady Abraham Lincoln Photography Library of Congress History Channel
1862 Soldiers Kill 5 Warsaw Marchers Protesting Russian Rule over Poland Poland Russia Death New York Times
President-elect Lincoln Meets with Supreme Court Justices, Mayor of D.C. and Other Dignitaries Washington, D.C. U.S. Supreme Court Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Papers
1864 U.S.S. Roebuck Seizes Two Blockade-running Schooners on Florida's Indian River Inlet Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Battle of Rocky Face, Georgia Is Fought Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
First Union Prisoners Arrive at Andersonville Georgia American Civil War Historic Firsts History Channel
1865 President Lincoln Sends to Congress a Treaty with Modoc and Klamuth Indians of Oregon Oregon U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Historic American Doucments Modoc Indians Lincoln Papers
1875 Romualdo Pacheco Is Inaugurated as California's 12th Constitutional Governor and Its First Native-Born Governor California Government Historic Firsts NNDB Learn California
1881 150 Boer Volunteers Drive 400 British Troops Out of Majuba South Africa Great Britain Boer War South African History
1890 Horace Boies Becomes the Governor of Iowa Iowa Politics State Historical Society of Iowa
1897 Britain Accepts U.S. Authority in Western Hemisphere Great Britain World History History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1900 Working for Bayer, Felix Hoffmann, Receives a Patent for a Less-Acidic Aspirin Drugs & Medicines Organic Chemistry Inventors and Inventions Trademarks and Patents USPTO
1905 Russian Dramatist Maxim Gorky Is Freed on Bail and Exiled to Riga Maxim Gorky Authors Theatre History
1912 The Steamboat H. K. Bedford Sinks in the Ohio River Near Waverly, West Virginia Waverly, West Virginia Steamboats West Virginia Archive
1914 Ford Motor Company First Uses an Assembly Line for the Construction of the Entire Automobile Ford Motor Company Automobiles Labor Business Historic Firsts University of Virginia
1915 Arthur Conan Doyle's The Valley of Fear Is Published Arthur Conan Doyle Authors History Channel
1916 Austro-Hungarian Army Occupies Durazzo on Albania's Adriatic Coast Albania Austria World War I History Channel
1919 Holst's The Planets First Performed in Public at the London Philharmonic Society English Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts Hyperion Records
1922 U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Women's Right to Vote Supreme Court 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Women's Suffrage Voting History Channel
George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah Premieres at New York's Garrick Theatre New York City George Bernard Shaw Plays Internet Broadway Database
1930 Bouvet Island, Peter 1's Island and Queen Maud's Land Are Placed Under Norwegian Sovereignty Norway Statistical Yearbook of Norway
1932 Congress Passes the Glass-Steagall Act Expanding the Powers of the Federal Reserve Board U.S. Congress Great Depression Economics Law and Legal Resources History Channel
State Accepts $100,000 Gift to Build the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Virginia Libraries & Museums Museums Philanthropy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Virginia Historical Society
William Faulkner Publishes "Lizard's in Jamshyd's Courtyard" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner Journalism Mississippi Writers
1933 German Reichstag Building in Berlin Is Destroyed by Fire Germany Fire Safety New York Times
1942 Japanese Sink the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Langley World War II Naval History History Channel
1946 Malcolm X Begins His Sentence at the Massachusetts State Prison at Charlestown Massachusetts Malcolm X Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 22nd Amendment Is Ratified Limiting Presidents to Two Terms 22nd Amendment The American Presidency U.S. Constitution Online
1952 Seattle, Washington Tests Its Cold War Super Siren Seattle, Washington Cold War History Link
1956 State's Legislature Votes to House/Protect Confederate Flags of Georgia Regiments in the Capitol Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
1958 USSR Conducts a 250kT Atmospheric Nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1962 Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy Are Tried for Their Dec. 16 Demonstration in Albany, Georgia Albany, Georgia Ralph Abernathy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1963 Antoine Argoud, President De Gaulle's Arch Enemy, Is Charged with Assassination Attempt Charles DeGaulle Crime BBC
1964 Italian Government Seeks Ways to Prevent the Collapse of the Leaning Tower of Pisa Italy Leaning Tower of Pisa History Channel
1965 French Conduct 20-150 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Algeria Algeria France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1969 President Nixon Visits West Berlin Berlin Richard Nixon The Cold War European History U.S. Department of State
1972 President Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai Issue the "Shanghai Communiqué" China President Richard Nixon The Cold War History Channel
1973 American Indian Movement (AIM) Begins Wounded Knee Siege South Dakota Native-American Studies U.S. History History Channel
1974 People Magazine Goes on Sale Journalism Historic Firsts People Magazine TV News Archive
U.S. Conducts 20-200kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1978 France Conducts Underground Nuclear Test on Muruora Atoll France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1979 The U.S. Postal Service Issues a Stamp Commemorating John Steinbeck John Steinbeck U.S. Postal Service 1940 Pulitzer Prize for the Grapes of Wrath 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature First Day Cover Store
1983 Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan Runs the First sub-3:50 Indoor Mile (3m 49.78s) Irish Sports Figures Track & Field Historic Firsts New York Times
1986 U.S. Senate Approves Televised Proceedings on a Trial Basis U.S. Senate Television New York Times
1988 Debi Thomas First African American to Win a Winter Olympic Medal Olympics Figure Skating African-American History Historic Firsts New York Times African American Registry
1990 Nelson Mandela Visits African National Congress (ANC) Headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia South African Political and Social Leaders Zambia Nelson Mandela South African History
1991 President Bush Declares "Kuwait is Liberated, Iraq's Army Is Defeated" Kuwait Iraq President George Bush The Gulf War New York Times
1997 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 57 in Pakistan Pakistan Earthquakes Death USGS
Divorce Is Legalized in Ireland Ireland Catholicism Law and Legal Resources BBC
Legislation Banning Most Handguns in Britain Goes Into Effect Great Britain Gun Control Lae and Legal Resources New York Times
1999 Nigeria Elects a Civilian President Nigeria Elections BBC
Historic Events occurring 2000-2009 on this date
2002 In India, Muslims Set Fire to a Train of Hindu Pilgrims: 57 Die India Hinduism Islam Railroad Fire Safety Death BBC
2008 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Structural Damage to Buildings in England England Earthquakes Times of London
2010 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills over 300 in Chile Chilean Earthquake Earthquakes Death USGS