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5-Minute Quests

1. In what year was Abigail Powers Fillmore born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what state was Susan B. Anthony born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the White House what was the most striking personal characteristic of Abigail Powers Fillmore? (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: OWEG NAILS

1. What is the name of the Russian-born author who became a naturalized citizen of the United States on this date in 1931? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the University of Wisconsin, what was the one thing that Ellen Raskin tried to say with her work? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to NASA Quest, what made Mae Jemison's September 12, 1992 flight aboard the space shuttle Endeavor an historic event? (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 and illustrated by Ellen Raskin (according to Elmhurst College):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to NurseWeek, what was the name of the character Dana Delany played in the television series "China Beach?"

2. According to Famous Canadians, what team did Helen Callaghan play for in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League?

3. According to the BBC, what were the names of the women who were among five Britons arrested for spying on this date in 1961?

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a member of the design team for Brigadoon when it opened on this date in 1947 (according to the Internet Broadway Database):
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Separation Bar

Ellen Raskin
Born on This Date 1928

[Ed Paperback Assoc]

Young-adult Author

Mae Jemison



Dana Delany
Dana Delany
Born on This Date 1956

[Official Website]

American Performing Atists

Abigail Powers Fillmore
Born on This Date 1798

[Library of Congress]

First Lady of President Millard Fillmore

Helen Callaghan
Helen Callaghan
Born on This Date 1929



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1956 Dana Delany (New York-born Actress) Dana Delany Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1962 Terence Blanchard (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Composer) Terence Blanchard Jazz American Composers Film African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1929 Helen Callaghan Candaele Saint Aubin (Canadian Professional Baseball Player) Helen Callaghan Baseball
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1906 Susan B. Anthony (Massachusetts-born Women's Rights Activist, Suffragist) Susan B. Anthony Women Women's Suffrage
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1639 Cambridge College Is Renamed for Clergyman John Harvard Massachusetts Education Harvard University New York Times
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1736 Governor of Spanish Florida Complains to James Oglethorpe About English Settlements on Spanish Land Spain Great Britain Florida Georgia Colonial American History University of Georgia
1781 The Planet Uranus Is Discovered by Astronomer William Herschel William Herschel Space and Astronomy Uranus Chambers Book of Days History Channel Technology and Society
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: This morning Drewyer Jos. Fields and Frazer returned; they had killed two Elk and two deer.

Visited by two Cath-lah-mars who left us in the evening.

we Sent Drewyer down to the Clatsop Village to purchase a couple of their canoes if possible. Sergt. Pryor and a party made another Serch for the lost Canoe but was unsucksessfull; while engaged in Serching for the Canoe, Collins one of this party killed two Elk near the Netul below us. we Sent Sergt. Ordway and a party for the flesh of one of the Elk beyond the Bay with which they returned in the evening; the other Elk and 2 Deer were at Some distance—

R. Field and Thompson who Set out on a hunting excursion yesterday morning towards point Adams have not yet returned.

took equal altitudes to day this being the only fair day for Sometime past.

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
1836 Sam Houston's Texan Troops Retreat from Santa Anna Sam Houston Mexico History Channel
1849 Lincoln Loses Trial of Longworth v. Lewis Before the U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Papers
Fort Inge Is Created in Southern Uvalde County, Texas Texas Forts Texas State Historical Association
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1852 "Uncle Sam" Cartoon First Appears in the N.Y. Lantern Weekly Cartoons and Comics U.S. Symbols New York Times
1857 John Brown Addresses a Crowd at the Concord, Massachusetts Town Hall Concord, Massachusetts John Brown Abolition Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1858 In Minnesota, Kanabec County Is Formed and Named Using the Ojibwe Word for "Snake" for the County's Snake River Kanabec County, Minnesota Ojibwe Minnesota Historical Society
1863 President Lincoln Attends Washington Theatre to See James H. Hackett as Falstaff in "King Henry IV" Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Shakespeare's Henry IV Plays Lincoln Papers
U.S.S. Huntsville Seizes the British Blockade Runner Surprise Off Florida's Charlotte Harbor Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1864 President Lincoln Congratulates Michael Hahn on Being the First Free-State Governor of Louisiana Louisiana Political  and Social Leaders Abraham Lincoln Historic Firsts Lincoln Papers
U.S.S. Columbine Captures the Confederate Steamer General Sumter on Florida's Lake George Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1865 Jefferson Davis Approves Recruiting African-American Soldiers into the Confederate Army American Civil War Slavery African-American Military Figures History Channel University of Georgia
1868 Senate Begins Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson Law and Legal Resources History Channel New York Times
1879 Billy the Kid Writes First of Six Letters to New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace, Offering to Testify Against Others for Immunity New Mexico Billy the Kid Lew Wallace Notorious Americans New Mexico Magazine
1881 Tsar Alexander II Assassinated by Bomb Thrown at Him by a Revolutionary Russia Death History Channel
1884 al-Mahdi Begins the Siege of Khartoum, Sudan Held by an Egyptian Garrison Led by the British Sudan Egypt Great Britain Britannica
United States Adopts Standard Time United States Time Standards of Measurement New York Times
1887 Alabama's Embezzler State Treasurer, a Fugitive of Four Years, Is Arrested in Big Sandy, Texas Alabama Government Big Sandy, Texas Crime Economics Alabama Archive
1888 De Beers Is Founded to Take Control Over Virtually All South African Diamond Production South Africa Diamonds DeBeers Diamonds BBC
1891 Henrik Ibsen's Play Ghosts Opens to Negative Reviews in London Henrik Ibsen Plays Writer's Almanac History Channel
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1900 British Forces Take Bloemfontein in the Second Boer War Great Britain South Africa Boer Wars Historic UK
1905 Washington Creates a State Highway Department Washington Government Automotives History Link
1907 Financial Panic Begins as Stock Market Falls U.S. History Markets & Investments U.S. Treasury
1914 Washington's Lake Union Dam Bursts and Fremont Bridge Collapses Washington Parks and Landmarks Dams Bridges History Link
1915 British End Three-Day Assault on the German Trenches Near the Village of Neuve Chapelle World War I Brigham Young University History Channel
1921 Provisional People's Government Mongolia Independence from China Mongolia China U.S. Department of State
1925 Tennessee Governor, Austin Peay, Signs the Butler Act Making It Unlawful to Teach Evolution Tennessee Law and Legal Resources Scopes Monkey Trial Concordia
1928 California's St Francis Valley Dam Bursts: 450 Die California Dams Death
Three African-American Residents Are Refused Access to the Charleston, West Virginia Public Library West Virginia Libraries Libraries Racism African-American Heritage West Virginia Archives
1930 Discovery of Pluto Announced at Lowell Observatory Solar System Pluto Technology and Society
1931 Russian-born Author Ayn Rand Becomes a Naturalized Citizen of the United States Ayn Rand Authors Immigration American Collection
1933 Banks Begin to Re-open Following ''Holiday'' Declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Roosevelt Economics The New Deal University of Georgia
1940 Road to Singapore Premieres with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Bob Hope Bing Crosby Film History Channel
1943 Baseball Approves an Official Ball to Be Made from Materials Not Required for the War Baseball World War II Baseball Library
1944 London Suspends Travel Between Ireland and Britain Great Britain Ireland World War II History Channel
1944 Abbott and Costello Copyright "Who's On First" Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Copyright USPTO
1946 175,000 UAW Strikers Return to Work at General Motors Labor Automobiles UAW General Motors History Channel
1947 Brigadoon Opens at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City Musical Theater Stage & Theater The Internet Broadway Database
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 Israel Demands DM 6.2B Compensation from Germany Israel Germany The Holocaust Wold War II Economics
1954 40,000 Vietnamese Surround 15,000 French at Dien Bien Phu and Attack Vietnam France CNN History Channel
1957 Georgia Agrees to Reconstruct New Echota, the Cherokee Nation's Original Capital, as a State Historic Site New Echota Cherokee Nation University of Georgia
Georgia Passes Its First Water Pollution Act to Regulate Wastewater Treatment Facilities Georgia Government Water Earth and Environmental Science Historic Firsts University of Georgia
Georgia Votes to Impeach the U.S. Supreme Court Justices Who Supported Brown v. Board of Education Georgia Government U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1961 President Kennedy Proposes 10-year Aid Program for Latin America Central America President Kennedy Cold War Economics History Channel
Five Britons Are Accused of Spying for Moscow Great Britain Soviet Union Cold War Crime BBC
Iowa's State Legislature Chooses the Oak as Iowa's Official Tree Iowa's State Symbols Oak Tree Historical Society of Iowa
Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson of Sweden to Retain World Heavyweight Boxing Title Floyd Patterson Swedish Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1968 Atlantic Richfield and Humble Oil Announce Their Prudhoe Bay Discovery Well in Alaska Alaska Business Alaska Historical Society
1969 Apollo 9 Returns to Earth After 10-day Shakedown of Complete Apollo System NASA Moon Exploration NASA
Disney Releases The Love Bug Film Walt Disney History Channel
1970 6,000 San Francisco Transit, Maintenance, School Cafeteria and Hospital Workers Begin 4-day Strike San Francisco Labor TV News Archives
1971 NASA Launches Explorer 43 to Study Interplanetary and Outer Magnetospheric Regions Space Exploration Solar System NASA
1972 Britain & China Agree to Resume Full Diplomatic Relations after 22 Years Great Britain China TV News Archives
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Between Time & Timbuktu is Broadcast on PBS Kurt Vonnegut American Authors Internet Movie Database PBS American Collection
1973 Syria Adopts Constitution Syria United Nations Development Program
1979 Grenada's People's Revolutionary Government Replaces Eric Gairy Regime Grenada BBC
1980 Henry Ford II Resigns as Chairman of the Ford Motor Company The Ford Motor Company Business TV News Archives
1983 Death Threats Force Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader, Joshua Nkomo, to Flee to London Zimbabwe Political and Social Leaders Great Britain BBC
1986 Two-man Soviet Crew Begins 129-day Multi-docking Mission Aboard Soyuz T-15 Soviet Space Program Astronautix
European Space Agency's Probe Giotto Encounters Halley's Comet (Distance of 596 km) Space Exploration Comets NASA
Washington's Microsoft Corporation Offers First Shares to the Public at $21 Each Washington Business Bill Gates and Microsoft Markets and Investments Microsoft Corporation History Link
1988 I. King Jordan Chosen As First Deaf President for Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Education Deafness Historic Firsts Gallaudet University New York Times
1989 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Discovery to Deploy Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-4 (TDRS-4) Space Exploration Space Shuttle NASA
1990 President Bush Proposes Economic Aid Plan for Nicaragua Nicaragua President George Bush Economics TV News Archives
1992 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At least 498 in Turkey, Injures 2,000 Turkey Earthquakes Death History Channel USGS
1993 Heavy Storm Kills 26 Along Florida's East Coast Florida Storms Death Florida Historical Society
1996 Animal Rights Activists Charge the U.S. Navy with the Deaths of Endangered Right Whales U.S. Government Right Whales Endangered Species University of Georgia
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2001 Virginia General Assembly Designates a Portion of I-81 "Andrew Lewis Memorial Highway" Virginia Political and Social Leaders Colonial Virginia Automotives Virginia Historical Society
2002 Angola' s Government Announces Unilateral Ceasefire in 27-year Civil War Against UNITA Rebels Angola Government War South African History