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1. In what state was singer Anita Bryant born on this date in 1940? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. What is the name of the Olympic figure skater born on this date in 1967? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

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Use all of these letters to spell the name of a writer born on this date:
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1. In what state was Gloria Steinem born on this date 1934? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the National Women's Hall of Fame, what magazine did Gloria Steinem co-found in 1971? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Keppler Associates, what is Sheryl Swoopes' fee range for speaking engagements? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)


Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1960s work by Flannery O'Connor (according to the Authors' Calendar):
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1. According to Wellesley College, with whom did Gertrude Elion work for four decades?

2. According to the Kennedy Center, how old was Aretha Franklin when she first went to New York?

3. According to the Authors' Calendar, Flannery O'Connor's body of work includes how many novels?


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1899 Bella Cohen Spewack (Romanian-American Short Story Writer, Autobiographer, Script and Screenwriter) Romanian Authors Plays American Musicals Writer's Almanac
1906 A. J. P. Taylor (English Historian) English Writers
1920 Paul Scott (English Author) English Writers
1925 Flannery O'Connor (Georgia-born Novelist, Short Story Writer) Flannery O'Connor
1932 Penelope Gilliatt (English Writer, Novelist) English Authors
1939 Toni Cade Bambara (New York City-born Rights Activist, Author, Novelist) Toni Cade Bambara Civil Rights/Human Rights African American Authors
1941 Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (New York-born Novelist/poet) New York Authors
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1736 Nicholas Hawksmoor (English Architect) English Artists Architects Greenwich Guide
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1934 Gloria Steinem (Ohio-born Women's Rights Activist) Gloria Steinem Journalism Women Women's Rights
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1701 William Kidd (English Captain: Execution) Notorious English Naval History Capital Punishment Greenwich Guide
1736 Francois-Marie Bissot de Vincennes (French Canadian Founder of Vincennes, Indiana: Burned at the Stake by Chickasaw Indians) Canadian Explorers Chickasaw Indianas Vincennes, Indiana Vincennes Community Schools
1809 Anna Seward (English Poet) English Authors Poetry
1914 Frederic Mistral (French Poet; 1904 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Frederic Mistral Poetry 1904 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1918 Claude A. Debussy (French Composer) Claude deBussy Classical Composers
1975 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia (Shot to Death by His Nephew, Prince Faisal) Saudi Arabia Political and Social Leaders Gun Control Middle East History The History Channel BBC
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1306 Robert the Bruce Is Crowned King of Scotland at Scone Palace Near Perth Scotland Heart of Scotland Historic UK BBC
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1409 Council of Pisa Is Convened to Resolve the Great Catholic Schism of the West Italy Catholicism Catholic Encyclopedia
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1616 William Shakespeare Signs His Will, the Last Document He Will Ever Produce English Authors William Shakespeare Authors Theater History
1634 British Colonists Arrive at St. Clement's Island on Maryland's Western Shore and Found the Settlement of St. Mary's Maryland Colony of  Maryland Kiplin Hall The History Channel
1647 The Dutch Ship Nieuwe Haerlem Is Wrecked During a Storm in South Africa's Table Bay The Netherlands South Africa Naval History South African History
1655 Christiaan Huygens Discovers Saturn's Satellite Titan Christiaan Huygens Saturn European Space Agency
1669 Sicily's Mount Etna Erupts: 20,000 Die Sicily Volcanoes Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Thinkquest
1680 French Explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle Begins the First Exploration of Michigan's Lower Peninsula by a European La Salle Michigan North American Explorers Historic Firsts State of Michigan
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1736 Canadian Explorer, Francois-Marie Bissot de Vincennes, Is Burned at the Stake by Chickasaw Indians Canadian Explorers Chickasaw Indianas Death Vincennes, Indiana Vincennes Community Schools Indiana Historical Society
1774 British Parliament Votes to Close the Port of Boston, Demanding Payment for Tea Lost During the "Boston Tea Party" Great Britain Boston, Massachusetts Boston Tea Party The History Channel
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1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a find Day wind S. W. but fiew Inds visit us to day the Ice haveing broken up in Several places, The ice began to brake away this evening and was near distroying our Canoes as they wer decnding to the fort, river rose only 9 Inches to day prepareing to Depart

Ordway: 2 men Set at making a Stearing oar for the Big Barge &.C. others Shelling corn &.C.—

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1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: The morning being disagreeably cold we remained and took breakfast. at 7 A. M. we set out and continued our rout along the South Coast of the river against the wind and a strong current, our progress was of course but slow.

at noon we halted and dined. here some Clatsops came to us in a canoe loaded with dryed anchovies, which they call Olthen', Wappetoe and Sturgeon. they informed us that they had been up on a trading voyage to the Skillutes.—

after dinner we passed the river to a large Island 2 and continued our rout allong the side of the same about a mile when we arrived at a Cathlahmah fishing cam of one lodge; here we found 3 men 2 women and a couple of boys, who from appearances had remained here some time for the purpose of taking sturgeon, which they do by trolling. they had ten or douzen very fine sturgeon which had not been long taken. we offered to purchase some of their fish but they asked us such an extravegant price that we declined purchase. one of the men purchased a sea Otterskin at this lodge, for which he gave a dressed Elkskin and an handkercheif.

near this lodge we met some Cathlahmahs who had been up the river on a fishing excurtion. they had a good stock of fish on board, but did not seem disposed to sell them. we remained at this place about half an hour and then continued our rout up the Island to it's head and passed to the south side.

the wind in the evening was very hard. it was with some difficulty that we could find a spot proper for an encampment, the shore being a swamp for several miles back; at length late in the evening opposite to the place we had encamped on the 6th of November last; we found the entrance of a small creek which afforded us a safe harbour from the wind and encamped.

the ground was low and moist tho' we obtained a tolerable encampment. here we found another party of Cathlahmahs about 10 in number who had established a temperary residence for the purpose of fishing and taking seal. they had taken a fine parcel of sturgeon and some seal. they gave us some of the fleese of the seal which I found a great improvement to the poor Elk.

here we found Drewyer and the Feildses who had been seperated from us since morning; they had passed on the North side of the large Island which was much nearer.

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1807 The British Abolition of the Slave Trade Bill Becomes Law British History Slavery Law Spartacus South African History
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1814 Othniel Looker Assumes Office as Ohio's 5th Governor, Following the Resignation of His Predecessor J. Meigs, Jr. Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
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1822 Naval Officer Matthew C. Perry Raises the American Flag over Key West, Officially Declaring American Sovereignty over the Florida Keys Key West, Florida Florida Historical Society
1843 In Salado, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 17 of 176 Texas Prisoners Are Selected by Lottery and Executed on Orders From Mexican Dictator Santa Anna Santa Anna Texas Prisoners of War Death Texas State Historical Association
1845 Massachusetts Legislature Guarantees a Free Education for Every Child Massachusetts Education Education Law Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1851 The Soldiers of the Mariposa Battalion Are the First Euro-Americans to Enter California's Yosemite Valley California Yosemite National Park Westward Expansion Historic Firsts Learn California
1863 The U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures the Blockade Runner Ranger Off the Coast of Florida's Cedar Key Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 In Virginia, Robert E. Lee Fails to Prevent the Fall of Petersburg with His Attempt to Attack Fort Stedman Virginia Robert E. Lee Attack on Fort Stedman National Park Service The History Channel
1875 Hope, Arkansas Is Incorporated Hope, Arkansas President Bill Clinton Arkansas History Commission
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1879 Cheyenne Chief Little Wolf Surrenders to U.S. Army Unit Native-Americans The Cheyenne The History Channel
1886 At White Earth, Minnesota, the Inaugural Issue of Progress Is the First English-Language Paper Published on an Indian Reservation White Earth, Minnesota Ojibwe Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1899 The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton Is Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
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1901 Gottlieb Daimler Mercedes Wins Race in Nice, France by 30 Minutes Germany Automobile Racing Marcedes Benz USA Mercedes Benz Club of Norway The History Channel
1905 Britain & U.S. Establish the Canadian-Alaska Border Canada Alaska Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
1910 Mount Dora, Florida Is Incorporated Mount Dora, Florida Florida Historical Society
1911 New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Catches Fire: 146 Die New York City Fire Safety Death University of Missouri, Kansas City History Channel
1917 The Oregon National Guard Begins Mobilizing in Response to a Call Issued by President Wilson Oregon President Woodrow Wilson World War I SalemOregon.com
1918 The Former Russian Province of Belarus Declares Itself an Independent, Democratic Republic Belarus Russia History Channel
50 Mexicans Raid and Ransack the Neville Ranch in Presidio County, Texas; Killing Neville's Son and Housekeeper Mexico Presidio County, Texas Crime Death Latin-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1920 Walter P. Chrysler Resigns as Executive Vice President in Charge of Automotive Operations for General Motors Walter Chrysler Automobiles Business Chrysler General Motors The History Channel
1927 E. Coke Hill Takes Office as U.S District Judge for the Third Judicial Division Headquartered at Valdez, Alaska Valdez, Alaska Law and Legal Resources Alaska Historical Society
1929 Driving His Boat, Miss America VII, Gar Wood Establishes a New World Water Speed Record of 93.123 mph at Florida's Miami Beach Regatta Miami Beach, Florida Boats Florida Historical Society
1931 Alabama Authorities Charge the Scottsboro Boys with the Rapes of Two White Women Scottsboro Trial Law and Legal Resources Racism African American Registry Alabama State Archive
1932 Voting 6-1, the Alabama Supreme Court Upholds the Convictions of Seven of the Scottsboro Boys Scottsboro Trial Law and Legal Resources Racism African-American Heritage The History Channel
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1933 President Herbert Hoover Accepts the Newly Commissioned USS Sequoia as the Official Presidential Yacht President Herbert Hoover American Presidency Boats History Channel
1934 Missouri Golf Pro, Horton Smith, Wins the First Masters Golf Tournament Missouri Sports Figures Golf The Masters Historic Firsts New York Times University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1935 Financier Paul van Zeeland Forms the Government of National Unity in Belgium to Address the Kingdom's Financial Problems Belgium Indiana University
William Faulkner's Novel, Pylon, Is Published by Smith William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1936 New Zealand Parliament Is the First in the World to Broadcast Debates on Radio New Zealand Radio Historic Firsts New Zealand Parliament
1941 Yugoslavia Joins Axis Powers Germany, Italy & Japan Yugoslavia Germany Italy Japan WWII History Channel Indiana University
1946 The Soviet Union Announces the Withdrawal of Its Troops From Iran Soviet Union Iran Cold War The History Channel
1947 A Coal Mine Explosion in Centralia, Illinois Kills 111 People Centralia, Illinois Labor Death New York Times
1949 University of California Regents Decide All Employees Must Swear They Are Not Communists California Education McCarthyism University of California Berkeley
Laurence Olivier's Hamlet Is First British Film to Win an Oscar Film Winner of Four Academy Awards - 1949 Winner of Four Academy Awards - 1949
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1954 RCA Manufactures the First Color Television Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Business
1955 Blackboard Jungle Is Released Film Education Internet Movie Database The History Channel
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1957 France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg Sign a Treaty in Rome Establishing the Common Market France Germany Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Italy European History International Trade & Economics European Union The History Channel
1958 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Adopts Industry Standards for Stereophonic Records The Phonograph Sound Standards Recording Industry Association of America
Sugar Ray Robinson Defeats Carmen Basilio to Regain Boxing's Middleweight Championship. Detroit Sports Figures New York Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures History Channel
1960 U.S. Launches First Guided Missile from a Nuclear Sub Nuclear Weapons Naval History Historic Firsts NASA
1961 Nelson Mandela Is Appointed the Secretary of the National Action Council During the All Africa Conference Attended by 1,400 Delegates South African Political and Social Leaders Nelson Mandela South African History
U.S. Explorer 10 Launched to Test the Earth's Magnetosphere Space Exploration NASA
1962 Arnold Palmer Wins His Second Masters Championship Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaks at the University of Virginia on "The Future of Integration" Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Hertiage University of Virginia University of Georgia
Karl F. Rolvaag Is Sworn in as Governor of Minnesota, Having Beaten Elmer L. Andersen by 91 Votes in the State's Closest Gubernatorial Election Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Elections Minnesota Historical Society
1965 25,000 People Led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Complete the Freedom March from Selma to the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery Montgomery, Alabama Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Hertiage Library of Congress New York Times University of Georgia
1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Attacks the U.S. Government's Vietnam Policy in Chicago Coliseum Speech Chicago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vietnam War U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American History The King Center History Channel
USSR Conducts 20kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons Cold War Geoscience Australia
1968 U.S. Conducts 20kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Cold War Geoscience Australia
President Lyndon Johnson Meets with the 9 "Wise Men" to Discuss Plans for the Vietnam War President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War History Channel
1970 Concorde Makes Its First Supersonic Flight (700 mph) Aviation History Historic First Concorde SST
1973 Tommy Aaron Is the Second Georgia-born Golfer to Win the Masters Georgia Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1975 In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, King Faisal Is Shot to Death by His Nephew, Prince Faisal Saudi Arabia Political and Social Leaders Gun Control Death Middle East History The History Channel BBC
In London, Members of an Extreme Right-Wing British Party Protest Against Integration with Europe London, England Racism European History BBC
1976 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Turkey, Killing One Person Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1977 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 30 in Turkey's Lice-Palu Area Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1983 Michael Jackson Takes His First "Moonwalk" for a Live Audience Michael Jackson Popular Music Dance Notable African Americans Official Michael Jackson Website
5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 30 in Iran's Damavand-Amol Area Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1984 David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross Opens on Broadway New York City David Mamet Plays Internet Broadway Database
1988 NASA Launches San Marco-D/L Spacecraft to Explore the Relationship Between Solar Activity and Thermosphere-Ionosphere Phenomena Space Exploration The Sun Earth Science NASA
1990 The "Seven-Day War" Begins in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province - 3,000 Homes Will Be Razed, 200 People Will Die South Africa War Death South African History
7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Severely Damages 60 Buildings Kills in Costa Rica Costa Rica Earthquake Death USGS
1992 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev Returns to Earth After 10 Months Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1994 In South Africa, 100,000 Participate in an African National Congress March Demanding Voting Rights South Africa Human Rights/Civil Rights Voting Rights South African History
U.S. Troops Complete Withdrawal from Somalia Ending 15-month Mission Somalia Terrorism The History Channel
1996 Comet Hyakutake Comes within 0.1018 Astronomical Units of Earth Comets NASA
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2000 In Northern Ireland, David Trimble Narrowly Fends Off a Challenge to His Leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party Northern Ireland Elections BBC
2001 Julia Roberts Receives the Academy Award for Best Actress in the Title Role of the Movie Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards University of Georgia
2002 6.1 Earthquake Devastates Nahrin, Afghanistan: 2,000 Die Afghanistan Earthquakes Death BBC