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5-Minute Quests

1. What women's day is observed annually on March 1st? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. What production opened on Broadway on this date in 1981? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to her Bio for Kids at her official website, in which desert was Barbara Helen Berger born? (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:

1. What charges were brought against three Salem, Massachusetts women on this date in 1692? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to her MIT biography, what three industries has Ruth Rogan Benerito helped to transform? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to TIME 100, what radio show did Lucille Ball co-star in for three years? (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 Barbara Helen Berger (according to her official web site):

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

1. According to NASA, to what country did Shirley Temple Black serve as ambassador from 1974-1976?

2. According to USA Basketball, how many rebounds per game did Yolanda Griffith average in the 2000 Olympic Games?

3. According to the Internet Broadway Database, who played the role of Mrs. Lovett when Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway on this date in 1979?

Use all of these letters to spell the name of an actress who played a sophisticated lady in the Broadway opening of Sophisticated Ladies on this date in 1981 (according to the Internet Broadway Database):
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Barbara Helen Berger
Barbara Helen Berger
Born on This Date 1945

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Ruth Rogan Benerito
Ruth Rogan Benerito


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Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball

Shirley Temple Black
Shirley Temple Black


Yolanda Griffith
Yolanda Griffith
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1778 Georgia's Whig Legislature Declares 117 Royalists Traitors and Confiscates Their Property Georgia American Revolution University of Georgia
1780 Pennsylvania Is First State to Abolish Slavery (newborns only) Pennsylvania Abolition Historic Firsts African American Heritage
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a fine Day I am ingaged in Copying a map, men building perogus, makeing Ropes, Burning Coal, Hanging up meat & makeing battle axes for Corn

Ordway: cloudy & warm this morning. the perogue men got their axes repaired and drew two days provisions and went up to camp out near their work untill they Git it done or Git the 4 perogues completed.

Whitehouse: the Natives still continue to bring in Corn for work they want done, which is chiefly getting their Guns repaired by our Blacksmiths the weather continued Clear & Cold

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: This morning we despatched Sergt. Gass with 12 men in two Canoes in quest of the Elk which had been
killed by the hunters the day before yesterday. they returned with the flesh of three of them late in the evening. Thompson was left with the hunters in order to take care of the flesh of the remaining two.

Kuskalar &c. left us about noon. The boy which this Indian offered to Sell to me is about 10 years of age. this boy had been taken prisoner by the Kil a mox from Some Nation on the Coast to the S. East of them at a great
distance. like other Indian nations they adopt their Slaves in their famelies and treat them very much like their own Children.

Reubin Field and Collins who had been absent Since yesterday morning returned without killing any thing.

Gass: We had a cloudy wet morning. I set out with 8 men and 4 hunters to bring the meat of the elk that had been killed, which was at a greater distance from the fort than any we had yet brought in. There is a large river that flows into the southeast part of Hayley's Bay; upon which, about 20 miles from its mouth, our hunters discovered falls, which had about 60 feet of a perpendicular pitch.

[Youngs River Falls, about seventy-five feet high, Clatsop County, about ten miles south of Astoria]

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1856 Minneapolis Is Approved for a Town Government by the Territorial Legislature Minnespolis, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
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1860 Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln Campaigns in Manchester, New Hampshire Manchester, New Hampshire Abraham Lincoln Politics Manchester, New Hampshire Lincoln Papers
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1862 The Springfield Republican Prints Emily Dickinson's "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" Emily Dickinson American Authors Journalism American Collection
1864 President Lincoln Recommends to Senate Promotion of General Grant to Lieutenant General U.S. Senate Abraham Lincoln Ulysess S. Grant American Civil War History Channel
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1867 President Andrew Johnson Signs the Bill Making Nebraska the 37th State Nebraska President Andrew Johnson The American Presidency Nebraska State Historical Society
1872 First U.S. National Park Is Created at Yellowstone, Wyoming Yellowstone National Park Historic Firsts Yellowstone National Park History Channel
1875 Congress Passes First U.S. Civil Rights Act to Provide Equal Access to Public Places and Transportation U.S. Congress Civil Rights Law Historic Firsts University of Georgia
Louisiana Buys the St. Louis Hotel in New Orleans for $250,000 to Serve as State Capitol New Orleans Economics Louisiana Secretary of State
Georgia Makes Cruelty to Animals a Misdemeanor Punishable with Fines Up to $50 Georgia Animals Law University of Georgia
1879 HMS Osprey Arrives at Sitka, Alaska from Victoria, British Columbia in Response to Fears of an Indian Uprising Canada Sitka, Alaska Native American Heritage Naval Military History Alaska Historical Society
1880 In Delaware, the Wilmington Morning News Begins Publication Championing African-American Rights and Education Wilmington, Delaware Journalism Education Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1881 Minnesota's First State Capitol Building Burns to the Ground Without Any Loss of Life Minnesota Fire Minnesota Historical Society
1883 The Arkansas State Hospital for the Mentally Ill Opens Near Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Health Care Mental Health Arkansas State Hospital Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture Arkansas Historical Commission
1890 Federal Court Requires Visalia, California to Integrate Its Public Schools Visalia, California Education African-American Heritage National Park Service African American Registry
1891 Willa Cather Publishes Her First Essay, "Concerning Thomas Carlyle," in the Nebraska Journal Willa Cather American Authors Journalism Historic Firsts American Collection
1894 Jenette Hubbard Bolles Receives Her Degree as the First Female Doctor of Osteopathy Medical Profession American Women in Science and Medicine Historic Firsts DR. Dom IntelliHealth
1896 Ethiopians Defend Their Country Against an Italian Invasion at Adwa Battle of Adwa Italy War
1898 Virginia's General Assembly Approves the Consolidation of Two Petersburg Railroads Petersburg, Virginia Railroads Business Virginia Historical Society
1899 Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions Is Published Wisconsin Authors American Authors Economists Minnesota Historical Society
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1902 Edith Wharton's First Novel, The Valley of Decision, Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors Historic Firsts American Collection
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1909 University of Minnesota Establishes First University School of Nursing Minnesota Education Medicine Historic Firsts University of Minnesota
1910 Worst Snowslide in U.S. History Buries Three Passenger Trains in Wellington, Washington, Killing 96 Wellington, Washington Railroads Snow Death History Link
1912 Albert Berry Makes the First Parachute Descent from a Powered Airplane in America Aviation History Historic Firsts U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
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1913 Federal Income Tax (16th Amendment) Becomes Law 16th Amendment Taxes Law & Legal Resources University of Georgia
1919 Korean Declaration of Independence Publicly Proclaimed at Pagoda Park, Seoul South Korea Japan Korea Award The Korea Society (pdf) Asian History
1921 English Writer E.M. Forster Takes His Second Trip to India English Authors & Illustrators India Authors History Channel
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1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Jealousy" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers
1926 A Fire in Newport, Arkansas Causes $1 Million Damage Newport, Arkansas Fire Economics Arkansas Historical Commission
1927 British Privy Council Settles Labrador Boundary Dispute Between Newfoundland the Canada Canada Law and Legal Resources Memorial University of Newfoundland
1928 Seattle's Paramount Theatre Opens Its Doors Seattle, Washington Stage and Theater Historic Firsts National Park Service History Link
1932 20-month-old Baby Son Is Kidnapped from the Home of Charles & Anne Lindbergh Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Child Safety Crime
1933 Banks Across the U.S. Declare "Bank Holidays" to Prevent Runs on Their Holdings Great Depression Economics Taylor Bank
1934 Primo Canera Beats Tommy Loughran in a Heavyweight Title Bout in Miami Miami, Http:// Boxing Florida Historical Society
1937 Labor Union CIO Signs Exclusive Labor Contract with U.S. Steel Labor Business History Channel
Washington Passes Act Allowing Counties to Set Aside Land for Public Parks and Campsites Washington Parks & Landmarks Earth and Environmental Science Law and Legal Resources History Link
1938 The Soviet Union Loans $50M to China for Its War with Japan Soviet Union China Japan War Economics Asian History
1940 Richard Wright's Native Son Is Published Richard Wright Literature African American Authors Mississippi Writers
1941 German Troops Invade Bulgaria - Bulgaria Joins the Axis Alliance Nazi Germany Bulgaria World War II History Channel
1942 Baseball Decides Players Cannot Play While on Military Furlough Baseball World War II Baseball Library
1945 President Roosevelt Appoints Former Vice President Henry Wallace as Secretary of Commerce Iowa Political and Social Leaders U.S. Government President Franklin Roosevelt State Historical Society of Iowa
1946 English Government Takes Over the Bank of England after 252 Years English History Economics Bank of England
Rice University's First President, Edgar Odell Lovett, Retires after 34 Years Texas Education Rice University Texas State Historical Association
1947 International Monetary Fund Commences Financial Operations International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund United Nations
1949 Joe Louis Retires as the World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis African-American Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame New York Times
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1950 Nuclear Scientist, Klaus Fuchs, Is Sentenced to 14 Years Imprisonment for Espionage German Scientists & Mathematicians Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons Cold War Trchnology and Society BBC
Chiang Kai-shek Resumes Presidency of the Nationalist Chinese Government on Taiwan Chiang Kai-shek Taiwan Asian History
1951 In Secret Nighttime Meeting, a Senate Committee Questions Frank Sinatra About Mafia Ties U.S. Senate Frank Sinatra Crime Crime Magazine
1954 4 Puerto Ricans Open Fire in U.S. House of Representatives Puerto Rico U.S. Congress Hispanic Heritage History Channel
U.S. Detonates Massive 15MT Above-ground H-bomb Explosion on Bikini Atoll Nuclear Weapons BBC Asian History
1961 President Kennedy Issues Executive Order Establishing the Peace Corps John F. Kennedy The American Presidency The Peace Corps History Channel
Uganda Holds Its First Election as a Self-Governing Country Uganda Elections Historic Firsts U.S. Department of State
Henry F. du Pont Accepts the Invitation of Mrs. John F. Kennedy to Head a Committee. for Restoration of White House Furnishings and Decorations Delaware Business Leaders Jackie Kennedy The White House State of Delaware
1962 U.S. & Britain Conduct a Nuclear Test in Nevada Great Britain United States Nevada Nuclear Weapons
The First K-Mart Opens in Garden City, Michigan Michigan K-Mart
1964 The Milwaukee United School Integration Committee Is Formed to Promote and Coordinate the Integration of Milwaukee's Schools Milwaukee, Wisconsin Education Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Wisconsin Historical Society
1966 Soviet Union's Venera 3 Crash Lands on Venus as First Man-made Object to Reach Another Planet Russian Space Program Space Exploration Venus Historic Firsts History Channel NASA
British Decide to Convert to Decimal Coinage Great Britain Currency BBC
In Minnesota, a 4-day Storm Begins, Dropping 23" of Snow in Aitkin and 37" in International Falls Minnesota Snow Minnesota Historical Society
1967 U.S. Representative, Adam Clayton Powell (NY), Is Denied His Seat in the 90th Congress New York City Political and Social Leaders Adam Clayton Powell U.S. Congress African-American Heritage New York Times
1968 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Premieres at the Colet Court Prep School, London Andrew Lloyd Webber Plays Colet Court Prep School Theatre History
1969 Mickey Mantle Announces His Retirement from Baseball Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1971 Weather Underground Bomb Detonates in the U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. U.S. Congress Terrorism TV Archives
Hundreds of Thousands of British Workers Protest Government's New Industrial Relations Bill Great Britain Labor Strikes Law and Legal Resources BBC
1973 Palestinian Black September Terrorists Seize the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan Sudan Saudi Arabia Palestine Terrorism BBC
1974 Seven of President Nixon's Staff Indicted for Obstruction of Justice Watergate Affair The American Presidency Law & Legal Resources National Archives
1978 The Nature Conservancy Buys Enchanted Rock in Texas Texas Earth and Environmental Science Enchanted Rock The Nature Conservancy Texas State Historical Association
1979 U.S. Government Reopens Its Embassy in Beijing, China China U.S. Government U.S. Treasury
Sweeney Todd Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater The Internet Broadway Database
1981 Sophisticated Ladies Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater The Internet Broadway Database
Irish Republican Army's Bobby Sands Begins Prison Hunger Strike That Will Kill Him Northern Ireland Great Britain New York Times
1983 Tornado in South Los Angeles Injures 33 Los Angeles Tornados TV Archives
1984 NASA Launches Landsat-D Prime (Landsat 5) Mapping Satellite Space Exploration Maps NASA
USSR Conducts Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons
1985 Milwaukee Businessman and Future U.S. Senator, Herb Kohl, Purchases the Milwaukee Bucks for $18M Milwaukee, Wisconsin Basketball Business National Basketball Association U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1987 In a Fog, the Tanker Seapride II Brings Down Towers and Lines Carrying 500,000 Volts of Electricity Across the Delaware River, Causing $26M Damage Delaware Naval History Electricity Business State of Delaware
1990 Seabrook, NH, Nuclear Power Plant Wins Federal Permission to Go On Line Seabrook, New Hampshire Nuclear Energy Law and Legal Resources New York Times
Britain's Secrets Act Criminalize Divulgence of Government Secrets by Journalists Great Britain Journalism Law and Legal Resources BBC
1991 The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait Is Reopened Kuwait U.S. Government TV Archives
1992 Citizens Vote by Referendum to Separate Bosnia-Herzegovina from Yugoslavia Bosnia United Nations
1994 U.S. Senate Rejects Balanced Budget Amendment U.S. Senate Economics U.S. Constitution PBS
Runaway Train by the Minneapolis Group "Soul Asylum" Wins a Grammy for Best Rock Song Minnesota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Grammy Awards Minnesota Historical Society
1995 Vitaly Massol Resigns as Premier of Ukraine Ukraine
1996 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens Records His 1,000th Coaching Win Lenny Wilkens National Basketball Association African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame University of Georgia
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2002 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-109) to Service Hubble Telescope Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
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