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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

Answers to all questions can be found on this page or by using links provided on this page.
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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. On this date in 1965, who hit the first indoor home run in major league baseball history?
(hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Which vehicle was used for the 6th Space Shuttle mission in 1983?
(hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Kidsreads, how did Margaret Peterson Haddix escape summer chores when she was a kid? (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 born on this date:
GHREKO SOLD JUMP
INTERMEDIATE

1. In what year did Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) earn his steamboat pilot license on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to NASA, what was the primary payload carried aboard Space Shuttle Challenger on its first launch on this date in 1983?
(hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Internet Movie Database from which college did Keshia Knight Pulliam graduate? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of an actor or actress born on this date:
TUPI SANECK
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Biography.com, from which university did Paul Robeson earn a law degree?

2. According to the National Museum of American History, what did Eadweard Muybridge gain worldwide fame photographing?

3. According to the History Channel, who was the general who surrendered on the Philippines' Bataan Peninsula on this date in 1942?


Use all of these letters to spell the name of a Frank Lloyd Wright site in Wisconsin (according to Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin):
MOON RATEN RACE

 
 

Eadweard Muybridge
Born on This Date 1830

[Smithsonian Institution]

Photography Pioneer


J. Presper Eckert
Born on This Date 1919

[California Energy Commission]

Computer Pioneer


Paul Robeson
Born on This Date 1898

[Smithsonian Institution]

Actor Social Activist


Margaret Peterson Haddix
Born on This Date 1964

[White Knoll MS, SC]

Young-adult Author


Keshia Knight Pulliam
Born on This Date 1979


Actor

 
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1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: This morning early we commenced the operation of reloading our canoes; at 7 A. M. we departed and proceeded on to the Camp of Reubin and Joseph Fields they had not killed any game; we made no halt at this place but continued our rout to the Wah-clel-lah Village which is situated on the North side of the river about a mile below the beacon rock; here we halted and took breakfast.

John Colter one of our party observed the tomehawk in one of the lodges which had been stolen from us on the 4th of November last as we decended this river; the natives attempted to wrest the tomahawk from him but he retained it. they indeavoured afterwards to exculpate themselves from the odium of having stolen it, they alledged that they had bought it from the natives below; but their neighbours had several days previously, informed us that these people had stolen the Tommehawk and then had it at their village.

this village appears to be the winter station of the Wah-clel-lahs and Clahclellars, the greater part of the former have lately removed to the falls of the Multnomah, and the latter have established themselves a few miles above on the North side of the river opposite the lower point of brant island, being the commencement of the rapids, here they also take their salmon;

they are now in the act of removing, and not only take with them their furniture and effects but also the bark and most of the boards which formed their houses. 14 houses remain entire but are at this time but thinly inhabited, nine others appear to have been lately removed, and the traces of ten or twelve others of ancient date were to be seen in the rear of their present village.

they sometimes sink their houses in the earth, and at other times have their floors level with the surface of the earth; they are generally built with boards and covered with Cedar bark. most of them have a devision in their houses near the entrance wich is at the end or in the event of it's bing a double house is from the center of a narrow passage. several families inhabit one appartment.

the women of these people piece the cartelage of the nose in which they wear various ornaments in other rispects they do not differ from those in the neighbourhood of the Diamond island; tho' most of the women brad their hair which hanges in two tresses one hanging over each ear.

these people were very unfriendly, and seemed illy disposed had our numbers not detered them any acts of violence. with some difficuly we obtained five dogs from them and a few wappetoe.

on our way to this village we passed several beautifull cascades which fell from a great hight over the stupendious rocks which cloles the river on both sides nearly, except a small bottom on the South side in which our hunters were encamped. the most remarkable of these casscades falls about 300 feet perpendicularly over a solid rock into a narrow bottom of the river on the south side. it is a large creek, situated about 5 miles above our encampment of the last evening.

several small streams fall from a much greater hight, and in their decent become a perfect mist which collecting on the rocks below again become visible and decend a second time in the same manner before they reach the base of the rocks. the hills have now become mountains high on each side are rocky steep and covered generally with fir and white cedar.

we saw some turkey buzzards this morning of the speceis common to the United states which are the first we have seen on this side the rocky mountains.

during our halt at this village the grand Cheif and two inferior Cheifs of the Chil-luck-kit-te-quaw nation arrived with several men and women of their nation in two large canoes. these people were on their return up the river, having been on a trading voyage to the Columbean vally, and were loaded with wappetoe dryed anchovies, with some beads &c which they had received in exchange for dryed and pounded salmon shappelell beargrass &c These people had been very kind to us as we decended the river we therefore smoked with them and treated them with every attention.

at 2 P. M. we renewed our voyage; passed under the beacon rock on the north side, to the left of two small islands situated near the shore.

at four P.M. we arrived at the Clah-clel-lah village; here we found the natives busily engaged in erecting their new habitations, which appear to be reather of a temperary kind; it is most probable that they only reside here during the salmon season. we purchased two dogs of these people who like those of the village blow were but sulky and illy disposed; they are great rogues and we are obliged to keep them at a proper distance from our baggage.

as we could not ascend the rapid by the North side of the river with our large canoes, we passed to the oposite side and entered the narrow channel which seperates brant Island from the South shore; the evening being far spent and the wind high raining and very cold we thought best not to attempt the rapids this evening, we therefore sought a safe harbour in this narrow channel and encamped on the main shore. our small canoe with Drewyer and the two feildses was unable to pass the river with us in consequence of the waves they therefore toed her up along the N. side of the river and encamped opposite the upper point of brant Island.

after halting this evening I took a turn with my gun in order to kill a deer, but was unsuccessful. I saw much fresh sign. the fir has been lately injured by a fire near this place and many of them have discharged considerable quantities of rozin. we directed that Collins should hunt a few hours tomorrow morning and that Gibson and his crew should remain at his place untill we returned and employ themselves in collectng rozin which our canoes are now in want of.


Clark: last night at a late hour the old emaciated Indian who was detected in Stealing a Spoon yesterday, Crept upon his belley with his hands and feet, with a view as I Suppose to take Some of our baggage which was in Several defferent parcels on the bank. the Sentinal observed the motions of this old amcinated retch untill he got with a fiew feet of the baggage at he hailed him and approached with his gun in a possion as if going to Shoote which allarmed the old retch in Such a manner that he ran with all his power tumbleing over brush and every thing in his way.

made 16 Miles to day. evening wet & disagreeable.

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1947 Tornadoes Strike West Texas & Oklahoma: 169 Die Texas Oklahoma Tornados Death History Channel
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1950 Bob Hope Makes His First National Appearance on Television Bob Hope Television Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1952 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Is Largest in Oklahoma's Recorded History, Causing 15m Crack in the State Capitol Building Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Earthquakes USGS
1959 NASA Introduces Its First Seven Astronauts to the Public The Mercury Seven Historic Firsts NASA History Channel
1960 A Disgruntled Farmer Fires Two Shots at South Africa's Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd in a Failed Assassination Attempt South African Political and Social Leaders Crime South African History
1962 West Side Story Wins Academy Award for Best Picture West Side Story Film Academy Awards History Channel
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1963 Posthumous Presidential Proclamation Makes Winston Churchill the First Honorary U.S. Citizen England Winston Churchill President Kennedy Historic Firsts The Churchill Centre Merriam-Webster
1965 Mickey Mantle Hits the First Home Run in Baseball's First Indoor Game (Houston Astrodome) Houston Astrodome Baseball Hall of Fame Historic First New York Times Texas State Historic Association
1967 Boeing's First 737 Short-Range Passenger Jet Makes Its Maiden Flight Aviation Historic First Boeing History Link
1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Is Buried in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. National Park Service University of Georgia
1969 Chicago Eight Plead Not Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charges Chicago Eight Law and Legal Resources Vietnam War History Channel
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1970 After a Year of Negotiations and a 24-day Strike, the University of Wisconsin Signs a Labor Contract with the Teaching Assistants' Association Wisconsin Military Figures Education Labor Strikes University of Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1972 Jane Fonda Wins the Academy Award for Best Actress Jane Fonda American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards History Channel
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1974 A Patent Is Granted for a Disposable Syringe Patents and Trademarks Medical Research USPTO
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1975 NASA Launches GEOS 3 Tracking Satellite Spaces Exploration NASA
1976 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 and Injures 46 in Ecuador's Esmeraldas Area Ecuador Earthquakes Death USGS
1978 Gary Player Wins His Third Masters Golf Tournament Gary Player World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1980 Soviet Soyuz 35 Carries 2 Cosmonauts to Salyut 6 Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1983 6th Space Shuttle Mission (Challenger's Maiden Voyage) Is Completed Space Shuttle NASA
1985 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Injuries and Damages Along the Near Coast of Central Chile Chile Earthquakes USGS
1989 England's Nick Faldo Wins His First Masters Golf Tournament English Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1990 Agreement Grants Native Americans Control of 180,000 sq. km of Canada's Northwest Territory Mackenzie Valley Canada Native-American Heritage Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1991 Republic of Georgia Declares Its Independence from the Soviet Union Republic of Georgia The Soviet Union Television News Archive
1992 In Miami, Florida, Panamanian Dictator, Manuel Noriega, Is Convicted on 8 Drug & Racketeering Charges Panamanian Political and Social Leaders Miami, Florida Law and Legal Resources Illegal Drugs Florida Historical Society
1994 Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-59) Is Launched on 13-Day Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1995 Ben Crenshaw Wins the Masters Golf Tournament Ben Crenshaw World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters New York Times
1997 Doug Engelbart Awarded $500K Lemelson-MIT Prize for the Invention of the Computer Mouse Doug Engelbart Inventors & Inventions Computer Mouse Lemelson-MIT Prize
1998 America's National Prisoner of War Museum Is Dedicated at Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia Macon, Georgia Prisoners of War Official Web Site University of Georgia
1999 Niger President, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, Is Assassinated by Members of His Own Presidential Guard NigerPolitical and Social Leaders Death BBC South African History
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2000 Fiji's Vijay Singh Wins His First Masters Golf Tournament Fiji Sports Figures The Masters University of Georgia
The Andersen Library Opens at the University of Minnesota Minnesota Education Library University of Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
2001 American Airlines' Acquires Bankrupt Trans World Airlines, Becoming America's No. 1 Carrier Aviation Business American Airlines New York Times
2003 U.S. Soldiers Help Iraqi Citizens Pull Down Baghdad Statue of Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein U.S.-Iraq War BBC
2005 England's Prince Charles Weds Camilla Parker Bowles British Political and Social Leaders Prince Charles History Channel BBC
2006 Phil Mickelson Wins His Second Masters Golf Tournament in Three Years California Sports Figures The Masters University of Georgia