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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. In what state was children's author/illustrator Helen Roney Sattler born on this date in 1921? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what year was the Women in Film organization founded on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, what was Maureen Connolly's nickname? (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:
IRK EMPEROR AJAR
INTERMEDIATE

1. Who became Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court on this date in 2005? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the "Meet Anne" section of her official web site, what degrees did Anne Isaacs earn from the University of Michigan? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the National Archives and Records Administration, what position did Rachel Carson hold with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? (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 Anne Isaacs (according to the books section of her official web site):
RATED THORN

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

1. According to Serendipity, what quote about Maria Callas was attributed to Sir David Webster?

2. According to Stanford University, from what university did Ella Baker graduate in 1927?

3. According to the New York Times, what ended Maureen Connolly's tennis career?

Use all of these letters to spell the name of one of the women present at the first organizational meeting of Women in Film (according to the history section of the Women in Film official web site):
MAYOR KRANZ
 
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Anne Isaacs
Anne Isaacs
Born on This Date 1949

[Official Web Site]

Primary Children's Authors
Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

[Official Web Site]


Earth & Environmentalist

Maria Callas
[Official Website]

Opera


Ella Baker

[North Carolina State University]


Civil Rights Activist

Maureen Connolly

[Int'l Tennis HOF]

Tennis Hall of Fame

 
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1896 Clair Bee (West Virginia-born Coach, Author of Young Adult Sports Books; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) West Virginia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Young-adult Author
1904 Theodore Geisel (Massachusetts-born Children's Author: Dr. Seuss) Dr. Seuss Primary Children's Authors
1921 Helen Roney Sattler (Iowa-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1925 Richard Cuffari (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1933 Leo Dillon (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists KidsRead.com
1949 Anne Isaacs (New York-born Children's Author) Anne Isaacs Young-adult Authors
1960 Marjorie Blain Parker (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
1962 P.J. Lynch (Irish Children's Author Illustrator) Northern Ireland Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists Arthur Levine Books
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1820 Eduard Douwes Dekker (Dutch Novelist Known as Multatuli) Dutch Authors & Illustrators Authors' Calendar
1859 Sholem Aleichem (Ukrainian Jewish Humorist, Author) Ukrainian Authors & Illustrators Judiasm Writer's Almanac
1862 John Jay Chapman (New York City-born Poet) New York City Authors & Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
1886 Friedebert Tuglas (Estonian Author, Scholar, Critic, Novelist) Estonian Authors & Illustrators Authors' Calendar
1897 Max Schuster (Austrian-American Publisher) Austrian Authors & Illustrators Business Simon & Schuster Writers Almanac
1905 Geoffrey Grigson (English Poet) English Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1921 Ernst Haas (Austrian Photojournalist) Austrian Authors & Illustrators Journalism Photography
1931 Tom Wolfe (Virginia-born Novelist) Tom Wolfe
1942 John Irving (New Hampshire-born Novelist) John Irving
1943 Peter Straub (Wisconsin-born Novelist) Peter Straub
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1824 Bedrich Smetana (Czech Operatic Composer) Bedrich Smetana Composers Opera
1902 Kurt Weill (German-American Operatic Composer: "Mack the Knife") Kurt Weill Composers Opera Popular Music
1905 Marc Blitzstein (Pennsylvania-born Composer) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers
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1887 Harry Soref (Wisconsin Inventor, Founder of Master Lock) Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Master Lock Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1902 Edward Condon (New Mexico-born Theoretical Physicist) New Mexico Scientists & Mathematicians World War II Nuclear Weapons
1957 Mark Dean (Tennessee-born African-American Pioneer in Micro-Processing Technologies) Tennessee Scientists & Mathematicians Computer Technology African-American Scientists & Mathematicians National Inventors Hall of Fame African American Registry
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1459 Pope Adrian VI (Dutch-born Catholic Pope) Dutch Political & Social Leaders Catholic Popes Concordia
1876 Eugenio Maria Giuseppi Giovanni Pacelli (Italian-born Catholic Pope Pius XII) Italian Political & Social Leaders Catholic Popes Concordia
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1316 Robert II (Robert Stuart), King of Scotland Scottish Political and Social Leaders Undiscovered Scotland
1769 DeWitt Clinton (New York Governor Who Advocated Construction of the Erie Canal) New York Political & Social Leaders
1793 Sam Houston (Virginia-born Texas Military and Political Leader) Sam Houston Texas
1829 William Boyd Allison (Ohio-born U.S. Congressman from Iowa: 1863-1908) Ohio Political & Social Leaders Iowa Political & Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1836 Henry B. Brown (Massachusetts-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Massachusetts Political & Social Leaders United States Supreme Court Oyez
1953 Russ Feingold (U.S. Senator From Wisconsin) Wisconsin Political & Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1931 Mikhail Gorbachev (Russian President of the Soviet Union) Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Political Leaders Nobel Laureate
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1917 Desi Arnaz (Cuban-American Actor: I Love Lucy) Cuban Performing Artists Lucille Ball Television Hispanic Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1919 Jennifer Jones (Oklahoma-born Actress Awarded 1943 Best Actress Academy Award for Song of Bernadette) Jennifer Jones American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards
1942 Lou Reed (New York-born Popular Musician) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1962 Jon Bon Jovi (New Jersey-born Popular Musician) New Jersey Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
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1896 Clair Bee (West Virginia-born Coach, Author of Young Adult Sports Books; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) West Virginia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Young-adult Author
1934 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady (Ohio-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures 1955 Heisman Trophy Winner College Football Hall of Fame
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1791 John Wesley (English Founder of Methodism) English Social & Political Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders Concordia
1835 Francis II (Austrian-born Holy Roman Emperor) Austrian Political & Social Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders
1855 Nicholas I (Russian Tsar) Russian Political & Social Leaders
1883 Dudley McIver DuBose (Tennessee-born Confederate General) Tennessee Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
1930 D. H. Lawrence (English Military Figure, Author) D. H. Lawrence Authors
1939 Howard Carter (English Archaeologist Who Discovered the Tomb of King Tut) Howard Carter Egypt King Tut Archaeology
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1492 Ferdinand V, King of Castile and Aragon, Banishes 800,000 Jews as Part of the Inquisition Spanish Political and Social Leaders Judaism Concordia
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1528 Diego de Mazariegos Founds 1st Spanish Settlement in Mexico Chiapas Region Mexico Mexico Connect
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1699 Pierre Le Moyne Names Baton Rouge, LA for a Red Pole Marking Boundaries for Hunting Baton Rouge, Louisiana Explorers of North America Baton Rouge, Louisiana Louisiana Secretary of State
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1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a fine Day the river brake up in places all engaged about Something

Mr. La Rocque a Clerk of the N W Company visit us, he has latterly returned from the Establishments on the Assinniboin River with Merchindize to tarade with Indians— Mr. L informs us the N, W. & X Y Companies have
joined, & the head of the N W. Co. is Dead Mr. McTavish of Monteral
[Simon McTavish came to America from Inverness-shire, Scotland, before 1772, and was a fur trader in Albany, New York, moving to Montreal in 1775. He was one of the original partners of the North West Company in 1779, becoming head of the company "in fact, if not in name," and perhaps the richest man in Montreal. The X Y, or New North West Company was founded in part by North West men who broke with the old company in 1798–1800, because of disagreement with McTavish's policies. His death in 1804 apparently made the merger of the two firms possible.]

visted by the Coal & Several Indians

Ordway: a beautiful pleasant morning. the Savages continue to visit us in Order to git their impliments of War made. they bring us in pay corn and beans dryed meat & persimblans

Whitehouse: This day we had fine Clear weather. the Men are all employed in Cutting, wood, and Repairing & mending their Cloathes, dressing Deer & Elk Skins & making of mockasins &ca.—

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

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: The diet of the Sick is So inferior that they recover their Strength but Slowly. none of them are now Sick but all in a State of Covelessence with keen appetites and nothing to eate except lean Elk meat.

The nativs of this neighbourhood eate the root of the Cattail or Cooper's flag. it is pleasantly tasted and appears to be very nutrecious. the inner part of the root which is eaten without any previous preperation is Composed of a number of capellary white flexable Strong fibers among which is a mealy or Starch like Substance which readily disolves in the mouth and Seperates from the fibers which are then rejected. it appears to me that this Substance would make excellent Starch; nothing Can be of a pureer white than it is.—.

This evening late Drewyer, Crusat & Wiser returned with a most acceptable Supply of fat Sturgen, fresh anchoves
and a bag Containing about a bushel of Wappato. we feasted on the Anchovies and wappatoe.—.


Gass: This day was also wet. The fishing party returned at night, and brought with them some thousands of the same kind of small fish we got from the natives a few days ago, and also some sturgeon.

The Indian name of the river we were up yesterday is Kil-hou-a-nak-kle, and that of the small river which passes the fort, Ne-tul.

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
1807 U.S. Congress Bans Importation of Slaves Beginning January 1, 1807 U.S. Congress Slavery Yale University The History Channel
1819 The Arkansas Territory Is Created by an Act of Congress Arkansas U.S. Congress Westward Expansion Law Arkansas Historical Commission
1824 Supreme Court Upholds Interstate Commerce Powers: Gibbons v. Ogdens New York Gibbons v. Ogdens Steamboats The History Channel Oyez
Michigan Territory Requests $1,500 from U.S. Congress to Build Road from Detroit to Chicago Detroit, Michigan Chicago, Illinois U.S. Congress Economics State of Michigan
1829 New England Asylum (Perkins School) for the Blind Is Incorporated in Boston Boston, Massachusetts Education Blindness Perkins School for the Blind Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities IntelliHealth
1831 U.S. Congress Grants Land for Construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal Which Will Eventually Run from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana Evansville, Indiana Toledo, Ohio U.S. Congress Canals Indiana Historical Society
1836 Texas Declares Its Independence from Mexico Mexico Republic of Texas The Alamo
1841 3 of 20 U.S. Infantry Die in Skirmishes with Seminole Indians Near Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp's Fort Brooke Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1848 French King, Louis Philippe, Leaves France Seeking Shelter in England French Political and Social Leaders Great Britain Chambers Book of Days
1849 Indiana General Joseph Lane Arrives at Oregon City as the First Governor of the Oregon Territory Oregon City, Oregon Indiana Political and Social Leaders President James K. Polk SalemOregon.com
1850 The Ohio Legislature Charters Capital University in Columbus Ohio Legislature Education Capital University
1852 Production of the World's First Practical Steam Fire Engine Begins in Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Transportation Steam Engine Business Historic Firsts Ohio Historical Society
1853 President Fillmore Signs Bill Creating a Washington Territory Separate from the Oregon Territory Washington Oregon President Millard Fillmore History Link
1855 The First Post Office Opens in Ashland, Wisconsin Ashland, Wisconsin U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1858 The S.S. Traveler Sinks in Washington's Puget Sound Near Port Gamble: 5 Die Washington Naval History Death History Link
1860 Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln Campaigns in Dover, New Hampshire Dover, New Hampshire Abraham Lincoln Politics Dover, New Hampshire Lincoln Papers
1863 Lincoln Forwards to Congress New Mexico Territory's Intention to Set Aside Land for Education New Mexico U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Education Lincoln Papers
Federal Gunboat Sagamore Fails to Capture Confederate Blockade-runner Florence Nightingale Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
In Delaware, an Explosion of Powder at Du Pont's Hagley Yards Kills 17 Workers Delaware Business Labor Death American Civil War Du Pont State of Delaware
1864 President Lincoln & Family Attend Grover's Theatre to See Edwin Booth in "Hamlet" Abraham Lincoln Stage & Theater Hamlet Lincoln Papers
1865 Custer Routes Confederates at Waynesboro, VA, Securing Shenandoah Valley Jubal Early George Armstrong Custer Battle of Waynesboro The History Channel
Crew Sets Fire to the Confederate Blockade-runner Rob Rey to Avoid Capture Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1867 First Reconstruction Act Divides Southern States into 5 Military Districts U.S. Congress President Andrew Johnson First Reconstruction Act of 1867 Texas State Library Texas State Historical Association
Congress Passes the "Tenure of Office Act" U.S. Congress Tenure of Office Act The American Presidency The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
The Freedman's Bureau in Washington, D.C., Charters Howard University Washington, D.C. Education U.S. Congress Education Howard University Concordia Library of Congress
Hundreds of African-American Men Demand Voting Rights at Alexandria, VA Lyceum Virginia African-American History Voting Rights Alexandria Archaeology Museum
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes Is Declared the Winner of 1876 Presidential Election Rutherford B. Hayes 1876 Presidential Election Elections The New York Times The History Channel
1878 Anoka, Minnesota Is Created Anoka, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1881 Billy the Kid Writes the 4th of 6 Letters to New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace from a Santa Fe Jail, Asking for a Meeting Sanata Fe New Mexico Billy the Kid Lew Wallace Notorious Americans New Mexico Magazine
1886 Texas Celebrates the Semicentennial of Its Independence from Mexico Mexico Republic of Texas The Alamo Texas State Historical Association
1896 Henri Becquerel Reports First Observations of Radiation from Uranium Compound Henri Becquerel Physics Uranium Radiation 1903 Nobel Laureate for Physics
Ethiopians Resist Colonialization Defeating Italians at Battle of Adwa Battle of Adwa Italy War
1899 President McKinley Signs Bill Creating Mount Rainier National Park, Washington Mount Rainier Mount Rainier National Park Library of Congress History Link
President McKinley Promotes George Dewey As First Admiral of the U.S. Navy President McKinley Naval History Historic Firsts The New York Times
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1900 Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp's Audubon Society First Meets in Maitland to Prevent Slaughter of Plumed Birds for Hat Feathers Maitland, Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Birds Historic Firsts Audubon Society of Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Florida Historical Society
1901 Alabama Is the First State to Establish a Department of Archives Alabama Government U.S. History Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive Alabama State Archive
Arkansas Provides That Cities Will Establish and Maintain Libraries Arkansas Libraries Law Arkansas Historical Commission
1903 The California Golden Poppy Is Designated as the Official State Flower California State Symbols Botany California State Legislature Learn California
William R. Day Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ohio Political & Social Leaders U. S. Supreme Court President Theodore Roosevelt Oyez
U.S. Congress Appropriates $485,000 for a Submarine Telegraph Cable from Seattle to the Alaskan Cities of Sitka and Juneau Seattle, Washington Alaska U.S. Congress Telegraph Economics Alaska Historical Society
1907 Edith Wharton's Madame De Treymes Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1917 President Wilson Signs Jones-Shafroth Act Giving Puerto Ricans Citizenship Puerto Rico President Woodrow Wilson Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1919 Claude Barnett Founds the Associated Negro Press (AFP) in Chicago Chicago Journalism African-American History African American Registry
1923 Time Magazine Makes Its Debut Time Magazine Journalism Historic Firsts The New York Times
1925 Harlan Fiske Stone Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court New Hampshire Political & Social Leaders U. S. Supreme Court President Calvin Coolidge Oyez
1927 Fire Destroys West Virginia's Temporary State Capitol in Charleston West Virginia Government Charleston, West Virginia West Virginia Archive
1928 Virginia State Senate Approves a Monument Honoring World War I Veterans Virginia Government World War I Virginia Historical Society
1929 Congress Increases the Penalties on Prohibition Violations U.S. Congress The Increased Penalities Act The History Channel
1933 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,990 in Sanriku, Japan Sanriku, Japan Earthquake Death USGS
1,200 Unemployed Workers Protest for Public Assistance in Olympia, Washington Olympia, Washington Labor Economics The Great Depression History Link
Movie "King Kong" Premieres in New York City New York City Film Internet Movie Database
1936 Halsted L. Ritter, Judge of the U. S. Court for the Southern District of Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp, Is Impeached Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Law and Legal Resources U. S. Court for the Southern District of Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Florida Historical Society
1938 Lutheran Pastor, Martin Niemoller, Is Sentenced to 7 Months Prison for Opposing Hitler Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler Religious Leaders and Theologians Crime Concordia
1939 Massachusetts Ratifies the Bill of Rights, 147 Years Late Massachusetts U.S. Bill of Rights The New York Times
Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli Is Elected Pope as Pius XII Italian Political & Social Leaders Catholic Popes Concordia
1941 40 Farmers Are Arrested in Bridgeville, Delaware for Driving Grain Trucks on Sunday Bridgeville, Delaware Farming & Agriculture Religion Crime Separation of Church and State State of Delaware
1943 U.S. & Australians Begin 3-day Bombing of Japanese Convoy in Bismarck Sea Australia Japan Naval History Aviation History War in the Pacific The History Channel
1944 The Academy Award Presentations Are First Televised Film Television The Academy Awards Historic Firsts The History Channel
1946 Ho Chi Minh Is Elected President of North Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Elections Asian History
1949 In Texas, a U.S. B-50 Superfortress Completes the First Non-stop, Round-the-World 23,452-mile Trip Flight in 94h 1m Texas Aviation History Historic Firsts The New York Times Minnesota Historical Society
U.S. Soft Coal Miners Begin a Two-week Strike Labor Job Actions The History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1950 Ground Is Broken for Construction of Georgia's Buford Dam That Will Create Lake Lanier Georgia Landmarks Dams US Army Corps of Engineers University of Georgia
Jack Kerouac's The Town and the City Is Published Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection
1955 Claudette Colvin Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Montgomery, Alabama Bus Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Montgomery Advertiser African American Registry
William Inge's Bus Stop Premieres at the Music Box Theatre, New York New York City William Inge Plays Internet Broadway Database
1956 King Hussein of Jordan Dismisses British General, Takes Control of Arab Troops King Hussein Great Britain BBC
France Officially Recognizes Morocco's Independence France Morocco U.S. Department of State
1958 English Explorer Vivian Fuchs Completes First Land Crossing of Antarctica English Explorers Antarctica Historic Firsts BBC
1959 Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Citrus Growers Are Prohibited from Using Coal-tar-based Orange Dye to Enhance Their Produce Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Farming and Agriculture Food and Nutrition Propaganda Florida Historical Society
1961 Alabama Native Luther Leonidas Terry Begins Serving as U.S. Surgeon General under President John F. Kennedy Alabama Political and Social Leaders President John F. Kennedy Health Care Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Alabama State Archive
1962 Ne Win Leads Burmese Army in Successful Coup Ousting U Nu Burma Asian History
Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points Against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennyslvania Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1964 Puyallup Indians Protest Fishing Treaty Rights in Washington Washington Native American Heritage Law and Legal Resources History Link
1967 Robert Kennedy Proposes Plan to End the Vietnam War Robert F. Kennedy Vietnam War The History Channel
In Wisconsin, Beloit College Students and Faculty Protest Dow Chemical's Production of Napalm Bombs for the Vietnam War Wisconsin Education Education Propaganda Vietnam War Beloit College Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 President Lyndon Johnson Is Present as First Galaxy C5A Is Completed at Marietta, Georgia Marietta, Georgia President Lyndon Johnson Aviation History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1969 Soviet and Chinese Troops Clash in Border Dispute Soviet Union China The Cold War The History Channel
The Concorde's Maiden Flight is Faultless Aviation History Historic Firsts BBC
1970 Rhodesia Prime Minister, Ian Smith, Declares His Country a Sovereign Republic Great Britain Zimbabwe BBC
1972 U.S. Launches Pioneer 10 for Exploration of Jupiter and Neptune Space Exploration Jupiter Neptune NASA The History Channel
1973 Leftist Coalition Led by Liam Cosgrave Wins Elections in Irish Republic Irish Political and Social Leaders Elections Television News Archive
The Women in Film Organization Is Founded Women in Film Women Labor The History Channel
1974 Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore Opens in South Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Literature Business Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore Minnesota Historical Society
1985 U.S. Approves AIDS Test to Protect the Blood Supply AIDS Blood Medical Research The New York Times
1990 Nelson Mandela Is Elected Deputy President of the African National Congress South Africa Nelson Mandela African National Congress Britannica
1991 Sri Lanka's Deputy Defense Minister Among 19 Killed in Car Bomb Attack Sri Lanka Terrorism Death BBC
The World's Largest Cylindrical Sundial Is Unveiled at Disney World in Orlando Orlando, Http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/nuclear-explosion-query.jsp Time Architecture Team Disney Building Florida Historical Society
1994 South Africa's Inkatha Freedom Party Agrees to Participate in April Elections South Africa Elections Inkatha Freedom Party South African History
1995 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-67) with UV Telescope Space Shuttle Space and Astronomy NASA
7-time Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti Charged for Consorting with the Mafia Italian Political & Social Leaders Crime Law and Legal Resources Television News Archive
Historic Events that have occurred from 2000 to present
2000 Declared Unfit for Trial, Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet Returns to Chile Augusto Pinochet BBC
2002 Palestinian Suicide Bomber Kills 11 Israelis in Jerusalem Israel Terrorism Death BBC
2005 Georgia's Leah Ward Sears Is First African-American State Chief Justice Georgia Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Official WEbsite University of Georgia
Jackie Robinson Is Posthumously Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal Jackie Robinson U.S. Congress African-American Sports Figures PBS African American Registry
2009 Guinea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo Vieira Is Assassinated Guinea-Bissau Death BBC