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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

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BEGINNERS

1. In what state was Robert Lopshire born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who published the first American-English dictionary on this date in 1828? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Library of Congress, on what date did Thomas Edison receive his patent for the kinetoscope? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a performing artist born on this date:
TANNERY TOLL
INTERMEDIATE

1. What international conference was held on this date in 1890? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the White House, at what institution did Anne Sullivan graduate first in her class in 1880? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Florida State University, what discovery made by Christiaan Huygens was first noted in the 1659 book entitled Systema Saturnium? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book from Susan Saunders' All-American Puppies series (according to BooksnBytes):
BAM A COLT PARK
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, when and where did John Gielgud experience his first success in Shakespeare?

2. According to TIME, what is the name of the tribe from which Robert Mugabe comes?

3. According to the British National Archives, how long did it take for the Titanic to sink?


Use all of these letters to spell the title of a novel by Horace McCoy (according to the Authors' Calendar):
PITY CORIN COURT
 
 

Christiaan Huygens
Born on This Date 1629

[Florida State University]
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer

Anne Sullivan
Born on This Date 1899

[The New York Times]
Teacher of Hellen Keller

John Gielgud
Born on This Date 1914

[The Golden Years]
Actor

Robert Mugabe
Born on This Date 1924

[BBC]
President of Zimbabwe

Robert Lopshire
Born on This Date 1927

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: One of the hunters saw an Otter last evening and shot at it, but missed it. a dog came to us this morning,
which we supposed to have been lost by the Indians who were recently encamped near the lake that we passed yesterday.

the mineral appearances of salts, coal and sulpher, together with birnt hills & pumicestone still continue.— while we remained at the entrance of the little Missouri, we saw several pieces of pumice stone floating down that stream, a considerable quanty of which had lodged against a point of drift wood a little above it's entrance. Capt. Clark walked on shore this morning, and on his return informed me that he had passed through the timbered bottoms on the N. side of the river, and had extended his walk several miles back on the hills; in the bottom lands he had met with several uninhabited Indian lodges built with the boughs of the Elm, and in the plains he met with the remains of two large encampments of a recent date, which from the appearance of some hoops of small kegs, seen near them we concluded that they must have been the camps of the Assinniboins, as no other nation who visit this part of the missouri ever indulge themselves with spirituous liquor. of this article the Assinniboins are pationately fond, and we are informed that it forms their principal inducement to furnish the British establishments on the Assinniboin river with the dryed and pounded meat and grease which they do. they also supply those establishments with a small quantity of fur, consisting principally of the large and small wolves and the small fox skins. these they barter for small kegs of rum which they generally transport to their camps at a distance from the establishments, where they revel with their friends and relations as long as they possess the means of intoxication, their women and children are equally indulged on those occations and are all seen drunk together. so far is a state of intoxication from being a cause of reproach
among them, that with the men, it is a matter of exultation that their skill and industry as hunters has enabled them to get drunk frequently. in their customs, habits, and dispositions these people very much resemble the Siouxs from whom they have descended. The principal inducement with the British fur companies, for continuing their establishments on the Assinniboin river, is the Buffaloe meat and grease they procure from the Assinniboins,

The Assinniboins have so recently left this neighbourhood, that the game is scarce and very shy. the river continues wide, and not more rapid than the Ohio in an averge state of it's current. the bottoms are wide and low, the moister parts containing some timber; the upland is extreemly broken,

while the party halted to take dinner today Capt. Clark killed a buffaloe bull; it was meagre, and we therefore took the marrow bones and a small proportion of the meat only. near the place we dined on the Lard. side, there was a large village of burrowing squirrels. I have remarked that these anamals generally celect a South Easterly exposure for their residence, tho' they are sometimes found in the level plains.—

passed an Island, this was the highest point to which any whiteman had ever ascended; except two Frenchmen who having lost their way had straggled a few miles further, tho' to what place precisely I could not learn.— I walked on shore above this creek and killed an Elk, which was so poor that it was unfit for uce; I therefore left it, and joined the party at their encampment on the Stard shore a little after dark. on my arrival Capt. Clark informed me that he had
seen two white bear pass over the hills shortly after I fired, and that they appeared to run nearly from the place where I shot. the lard.

— we saw many gees feeding on the tender grass in the praries and several of their nests in the trees; we have not in a single instance found the nest of this bird on or near the ground. we saw a number of magpies their nests and eggs. their nests are built in trees and composed of small sticks leaves and grass, open at top, and much in the stile of the large blackbird comm to the U' States. the egg is of a bluish brown colour, freckled with redish brown spots. one of
the party killed a large hooting hooting owl I observed no difference between this burd and those of the same family common to the U' States, except that this appeared to be more booted and more thickly clad with feathers.—

Clark: I observed Several Single Lodges built of Stiks of cotten timber in different parts of the bottoms. in my walk of this day which was through the wooded bottoms and on the hills for several miles back from the river on the S. S. I
Saw the remains of two Indian incampments with wide beeten tracks leading to them. those were no doubt the Camps of the Ossinnaboin

The Ossinniboins make use of the Same kind of Lodges which the Sioux and other Indians on this river make use of
— Those lodges or tents are made of a number of dressed buffalow Skins Sowed together with Sinues & deckerated with the tales, & Porcupine quils, when open it forms a half circle with a part about 4 Inches wide projecting about 8 or 9 Inches from the center of the Streight Side for the purpose of attaching it to a pole to it the hight they wish to raise the tent, when they errect this tent four poles of equal length are tied near one end, those poles are elevated and 8 10 or 12 other poles are anexed forming a Circle at the ground and lodging in the forks of the four attached poles, the
tents are then raised, by attach the projecting part to a pole and incumpassing the poles with the tent by bringing the two ends together and attached with a Cord, or laied as high as is necessary, leaveing the lower part open for about 4 feet for to pass in & out, and the top is generally left open to admit the Smoke to pass—

Capt. Lewis walked out above this creek and killed an Elk which he found So meager that it was not fit for use, and joined the boat at Dusk at our Camp on the S. S. opposit a high hill Several parts of which had Sliped down. on the Side of those hills we Saw two white bear running from the report of Capt. Lewis Shot, those animals assended those Steep hills with Supprising ease & verlocity. they were too far to disover their prosise Colour & Size—

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04 Mountrail County, North Dakota
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1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: This morning at seven oCk. we were joined by Sergt. Pryor and the three hunters they brought with them 4 deer which Drewyer had killed yesterday. we took breakfast and departed. at 9 A. M. the wind arrose and continued hard all day but not so violent as to prevent our proceeding. we kept close along the N. shore all day.

the river from the rapids as high as the commencement of the narrows is from ½ to ¾ of a mile in width, and possesses scarcely any current. the bed is principally rock except at the entrance of Labuish's river which heads in Mount hood and like the quicksand river brings down from thence vast bodies of sand. the mountains through which
the river pases nearly to the sepulchre rock, are high broken, rocky, partially covered with fir white cedar, and in many places exhibit very romantic seenes. some handsome cascades are seen on either hand tumbling from the stupendious rocks of the mountains into the river.

near the border of the river I observed today the long leafed pine. this pine increases in quantity as you ascend the
river and about the sepulchre rock where the lower country commnces it superceedes the fir altogether. throughout the whole course of this river from the rapids as high as the Chilluckkittequaws, we find the trunks of many large pine
trees sanding erect as they grew at present in 30 feet water; they are much doated and none of them vegetating; at the
lowest tide of the river many of these trees are in ten feet water.

certain it is that those large pine trees never grew in that position, nor can I account for this phenomenon except it be that the passage of the river through the narrow pass at the rapids has been obstructed by the rocks which have fallen from the hills into that channel within the last 20 years; the appearance of the hills at that place justify this opinion,
they appear constantly to be falling in, and the apparent state of the decayed trees would seem to fix the era of their decline about the time mentioned.

at 1 P. M. we arrived at a large village situated in a narrow bottom on the N. side a little above the entrance of canoe creek. their houses are reather detatched and extent for several miles. they are about 20 in number. These people call themselves We-ock-sock, Wil-la-cum. they differ but litte in appeance dress &c. from those of the rapids. Their men have some leging and mockersons among them. these are in the stile of Chopunnish. they have some good horses of which we saw ten or a douzen.

these are the fist horses we have met with since we left this neighbourhood last fall, in short the country below this place will not permit the uce of this valuable animal except in the Columbian vally and there the present inhabitants have no uce for them as they reside immediately on the river and the country is too thickly timbered to admit them to run the game with horses if they had them.

we halted at this village and dined. purchased five dogssome roots, shappalell, filberds and dryed burries of the inhabitants.

here I observed several habitations entirely under grownd; they were sunk about 8 feet deep and covered with strong timber and several feet of earth in a conic form. these habitations were evacuated at present. they are about 16 feet in diameter, nearly circular, and are entered through a hole at the top which appears to answer the double purpose of a chimney and a door. from this entrance you decend to the floor by a ladder.

the present habitations of these people were on the surface of the ground and do not differ from those of the tribes of the rapids. their language is the same with that of the Chilluckkittesquaws. these people appeared very friendly.

some of them informed us that they had lately returned from a war excurtion against the snake indians who inhabit the upper part of the Multnomah river to the S. E. of them. they call them To-wan-nah'-hi'-ooks. that they had been
fortunate in their expedition and had taken from their enimies most of the horses which we saw in their possession.

after dinner we pursued our voyage; Capt. Clark walked on shore with Charbono. I ascended the river about six miles
at which place the river washed the base of high clifts on the Lard. side, here we halted a few minutes and were joined by Capt. C. and Charbono and proceeded on to the entrance of a small run

on N. side a little below a large village on the same side opposite the sepulchre rock. this village can raise about an hundred fighting men they do not differ in any rispect from the village below. many of them visited our camp this evening and remained with us untill we went to bed. they then left us and retired to their quarters.—


Clark: after dinner we proceeded on our voyage. I walked on Shore with Shabono on the N. Side through a handsom bottom. met Several parties of women and boys in Serch of herbs & roots to Subsist on maney of them had parcels of the Stems of the Sun flower.

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1813 Religious Society of Friends Founds the First Private Psychiatric Hospital Near Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvanaia Mental Health Psychology Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1828 Noah Webster Publishes the First Dictionary of American English Language Noah Webster Dictionaries Historic Firsts Merriam-Webster
1840 Two U.S. Soldiers Die in Battle with Seminole Warriors Near Florida's Fort King Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1846 The Donner Party Leaves Springfield, Illinois on Its Trip Ill-Fated Trip West Springfield, Illinois Westward Expansion The Donner Party Illinois Historical Society
1856 Calhoun County, West Virginia's First County Court Meets in a Private Home Near Bigbend West Virginia, Government Law Historic Firsts Calhoun County, West Virginia West Virginia Archives
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1861 Minnesota Is the First State to Offer Soldiers to the Union Army When Governor Alexander Ramsey Volunteers to Provide 1,000 Troops Minnesota American Civil War Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1863 Federal Ships Capture Two Blockade Runners Off the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1865 President Lincoln's Son, Capt. Robert Lincoln, Returns Home from Appomattox President Abraham Lincoln Surrender at Appomattox Lincoln Papers
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President Lincoln Is Shot and Mortally Wounded At Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln The American Presidency
1870 In Minnesota, the St. Paul Academy of Natural Sciences Is Formed St. Paul, Minnesota Science Minnesota Historical Society
1886 A Tornado Kills 79 People in the Minnesota Counties of Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Devastating the City of Sauk Rapids Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Tornado Death Minnesota Historical Society
1890 First International Conference of American States Establishes Union of American Republics (OAS Forerunner) World Government Historic Firsts Organization of American States
1894 First Kinetoscope Parlor Opens in New York City New York City The Kinetoscope Rutgers University History Channel
In Minnesota, Organizer Eugene Debs Calls a Strike by the Workers of the Great Northern Railway Minnesota Eugene Debs Railroad Labor Strike Minnesota Historical Society
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1902 JC Penney Opens His First Store in Kemmerer, Wyoming Wyoming J.C. Penney J.C. Penney Company History New York Times
1909 Bothell, Washington Is Incorporated Bothell, Washington Bothell, Washington History Link
1910 President Taft Begins a Tradition Throwing Out the First Ball At Washington Senators' Home Opener President William Howard Taft Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball New York Times
1912 Titanic Strikes Iceberg Shortly Before Midnight 400 Miles South of Newfoundland Newfoundland The Titanic Naval History
1918 U.S. Fliers Engage in the First-Ever Dogfight over France France Aviation History World War I Historic Firsts History Channel
1920 6,500 Workers Begin 10-month Strike Against 27 of Tampa, Florida's Cigar Factories Tampa, Florida Labor Job Actions Florida Historical Society
1931 King Alfonso XIII of Spain Goes into Exile, and the Spanish Republic Is Proclaimed Spain Indiana University New York Times
Henry Ford Drives the 20,000,000th Ford Off the Assembly Line Henry Ford Ford Motors Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
Seattle High School Student, Frances Farmer, Wins National Contest with an Essay Entitled "God Dies" Seattle Education Writing Internet Movie Database History Link
1933 The First Issue of the African-American Detroit Tribune Is Published Detroit, Michigan Media Journalism African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Opens in Canyon as the First State Museum in Texas Texas Museums Museums Historic Firsts Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Texas State Historical Association
1935 Worst Dust Storm of the Great Depression Sweeps Across the U.S. Plains States on "Black Sunday" Wind Black Sunday History Channel PBS Writer's Almanac
1938 The Hydaburg Cooperative Association Ratifies Alaska's First Indian Reorganization Act Constitution Alaska Native American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Alaska Historical Society
1939 John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath Goes on Sale John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents The Guardian Writer's Almanac
1941 Ford Motors Company Recognizes the UAW After a 10-day Strike Ford Motors Labor Job Actions UAW Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1944 The Cargo Ship Fort Stikine Explodes in the Docks of Bombay, India: 1,300 Die, 3,000 Injured India Naval History Death History Channel
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1953 The Milwaukee Braves Defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2 in 10 Innings, Playing Their Official Debut in Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1955 103 German-born Rocket Scientists and Technicians Become American Citizens in Huntsville, Alabama German Scientists & Mathematicians Hunstville, Alabama Space Exploration NASA Alabama Archives
1956 Ampex Corp. Demonstrates the First Commercial Videotape Recorder Television History of Technology Historic Firsts New York Times
1959 Tennessee Williams' Play, I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix Opens in New York City Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays Mississippi Writers
1960 Motown Records Is Incorporated Detroit Business Popular Music African-American Business Leaders Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
In New York City, Bye Bye Birdie Premieres at the Martin Beck Theatre with Dick van Dyke and Chita Rivera New York City Plays American Musicals International Broadway Database
1967 Military Leader, Gnassingbe Eyadema, Assumes Presidency of Togo Togo U.S. Department of State
1968 Massive Rally Turns Violent as Students Protest in West Berlin Berlin BBC
Roberto de Vicenzo's Scorecard Error Gives the Masters Championship to Illinois' Bob Goalby Illinois Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated New York Times
1969 Barbra Streisand & Katherine Hepburn Share Academy Award for Best Actress Barbra Streisand Katherine Hepburn Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences New York Times
1974 South Africa's Gary Player Wins His Second Masters Championship Gary Player The Masters Sports Illustrated
1976 Approval Is Given to Convert Georgia's Kennesaw Junior College into a 4-year University Georgia Education Education Kennesaw State University University of Georgia
1977 The Minnesota Asian American Project (MAAP) Is Officially Incorporated Minnesota Asian-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1979 Yusufu Lule Is Sworn in as the New President of Uganda Uganda Political and Social Leaders BBC
1981 First Space Shuttle Flight, Columbia (STS-1), Ends with a Landing in California's Mojave Desert California The Space Shuttle Historic Firsts NASA
1982 U.S. Postal Service Issues a 20-cent Stamp Commemorating Georgia's State Bird and Flower Georgia's State Symbols U.S. Postal Service University of Georgia
1984 U.S. Diplomat Dennis Keough Is Killed in Namibia by a Booby Trap Bomb Namibia U.S. Government War on Terrorism Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Germany's Bernhard Langer Wins the Masters Championship German SportsFigures The Masters Sports Illustrated
1986 U.S. Bombs Libya Libya Cold War History Channel
Desmond Tutu Is Selected as the First Black Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa Desmond Tutu Religion Historic Firsts South African History
1988 Soviets Agree to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan Afghanistan Soviet Union Cold War History Channel BBC
1990 Nelson Mandela Admits That Members of the ANC Tortured Dissident Guerrillas South Africa Nelson Mandela Crime South African History
1994 Dissidents Shoot and Kill Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister, Selometsi Baholo Lesotho Political and Social Leaders Crime Death South African History
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1995 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes West Texas Texas Earthquake USGS
1996 Britain's Nick Faldo Overcomes 6-stroke Deficit on Final Day to Win Third Masters Championship British SportsFigures The Masters Sports Illustrated New York Times
1997 James McDougal Sentenced to Three-years in Prison for Whitewater Conspiracy Whitewater Investigation Law and Legal Resources Washington Post New York Times
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2002 Tiger Woods Is Only the Third Player to Win Back-to-Back Masters Titles Tiger Woods Famous African Americans The Masters
2003 The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium Announces the Successful Completion of the Human Genome Project Human Genome Project Oak Ridge National Laboratory CNN BBC