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1. On this date in 1999, three planets were found in orbit around which star? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what city was the first American School for the Deaf founded on this date in 1817? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the McDonald's Corporation, on this date in 1955, the first franchised McDonald's was opened in what city and state? (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:

1. In what year was April 15 first used as the U.S. deadline for filing taxes? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the BBC, which two daVinci paintings are among the most celebrated works in art history? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to, which black revue did Bessie Smith run away to join as a teenager? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1928 work by Thomas Hart Benton:
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1. According to the History Channel, what was the title of the first book published by Henry James?

2. According to the National Gallery of Art, with which newspaper did Thomas Hart Benton get his first job as an artist?

3. According to Random House, what year did Ralph Ellison move to New York City?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a play by Jean-Paul Sartre (according to the History Channel):

Leonardo daVinci
Born on This Date 1452

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Thomas Hart Benton
Born on This Date 1889

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Bessie Smith
Since This Date 1898

[Red Hot Jazz]

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Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Born on This Date 1945

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Set out at an early hour this morning. I walked on shore, and Capt. Clark continued with the party it being an invariable rule with us not to be both absent from our vessels at the same time. I passed through the bottoms of the river on the Stard. side. they were partially covered with timber & were extensive, level and beatifull. in my walk which was about 6 miles I passed a small rivulet of clear water making down from the hills, which on tasting, I discovered to be in a small degree brackish. it possessed less of the glauber salt, or alumn, than those little streams from the hills usually do. in a little pond of water fromed
by this rivulet where it entered the bottom,

I heard the frogs crying for the first time this season; their note was the same with that of the small frogs which are common to the lagoons and swam[p]s of the U States. I saw great quantities of gees feeding in the bottoms, of which I shot one. saw some deer and Elk, but they were remarkably shy. I also met with great numbers of Grouse or prairie hens as they are called by the English traders of the N. W. these birds appeared to be mating;

after breakfast Capt. Clark walked on the Std. shore, and on his return in the evening gave me the following account of his ramble. I assended to the high country, about 9 miles distant from the Missouri. the country consists of beatifull, level and fertile plains, destitute of timber I saw many little dranes, which took their rise in the river hills, from whence as far as I could see they run to the N. E. I saw the remains of several camps of the Assinniboins; near one
of which, in a small ravene, there was a park which they had formed of timber and brush, for the purpose of taking the Cabrie or Antelope. it was constructed in the following manner. a strong pound was first made of timbers, on one side
of which there was a small apparture, sufficiently large to admit an Antelope; from each side of this apparture, a curtain was extended to a considerable distance, widening as they receded from the pound.

we passed a rock this evening standing in the middle of the river, and the bed
of the river was formed principally of gravel. we encamped this evening on a
sand point on Lard. side.

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04 McKenzie County, North Dakota
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The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: We delayed this morning untill after breakfast in order to purchase some horses of the Indians; accordingly we exposed some articles in exchange for horses the natives were unwilling to barter, we therefore put up our merchandize and at 8 A. M. we set out.

we halted a few minutes at the sepulchre rock, and examined the deposits of the ded at that place. these were constructed in the same manner of those already discribed below the rapids. some of them were more than half filled with dead bodies. there were thirteen sepulchres on this rock which stands near the center of the river and has a surface of about 2 acres above high-water mark.

from hence we returned to the nothern shore and continued up it about four miles to another village of the same nation with whom we remained last night. here we halted and informed the natives of our wish to purchase horses; the produced us several for sale but would not take the articles which we had in exchange for them. they wanted an instrument which the Northwest traders call an eye-dag [a sort of war hatchet] which we had not. we procured two dogs of them and departed.

a little below the entrance of Cataract river we halted at another village of the same people, at which we were equally unsuccessfull in the purchase of horses. we also halted at the two villages of the Chilluckkittequaws a few miles above with no better success.

at three in the evening we arrived at the entrance of Quinnette creek which we ascended a short distance and encamped at the place we have called rockfort camp. here we were visited by some of the people from the villages at the great narrows and falls. we informed them of our wish to purchase horses, & agreed to meet them on the opposite or North side of the river tomorrow for the purpose of bartering with them. most of them returned to their villages this evening three only remained with us all night.

these people are much better clad than any of the nations below; their men have generally leging mockersons and large robes, many of them wear shirts of the same form those of the Chopunnish and Shoshonees highly ornamented with the quills of the porcupine as are also their mockersons and legings. the dress of their women differs very little from those about the rapids.

both men and women cut their hair in the forehead which comes down as low as the eyebrows, they have long earlocks cut square at the end. the other part of their hair is dressed in the same manner as those of the rapids. after we landed and formed our camp this evening Drewyer and some others took a hunt and killed a deer of the longtailed kind. it was a buck and the young horns had shot fourth about 2 inches.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 11/07/05 Klickitat County, Washington Native Americans
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1813 U.S. Forces Seize Control of Alabama's Ft. Charlotte and Mobile from Spain Spain Alabama Hispanic Heritage Alabama Archives
1815 Indonesia's Tambora Volcano Erupts for the Second Time in Five Days Indonesia Volcanoes History Channel
1817 First American School for the Deaf Founded in Hartford, Connecticut Connecticut Deafness Education Historic Firsts Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
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1850 The City of San Francisco Is Incorporated San Francisco Museum of the City of San Francisco New York Times
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1861 Abraham Lincoln Issues Proclamation Calling for 75,000 Militia and Convening Congress Abraham Lincoln U.S. Congress American Civil War New York Times Lincoln Log
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1862 President Lincoln Sends to Senate Treaty with "Sac and Fox, of the Missouri, and the Iowa Tribes, of Indians" Iowa Missouri Abraham Lincoln U.S. Congress Native American Heritage Lincoln Log
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1863 The U.S.S. William G. Anderson Captures the Confederate Schooner, Royal Yacht, Carrying Cotton Off of Florida's Gulf Coast Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
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1916 Minnesota's First Regulated Trout Season Opens Minnesota Fishing & Hunting Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
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1924 Rand McNally Releases Its First Comprehensive Road Atlas Maps Transportation Historic Firsts Rand McNally History Channel
1927 In Los Angeles, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford Are Two of the First Celebrities to Leave Their Footprints in Cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater Grauman's Chinese Theater American Performing Artists Historic Firsts Grauman's Chinese Theater History Channel
1929 Anscel Eckmann Arrives at Juneau in a Lockheed Vega Plane, Completing the First Non-Stop Flight from Seattle to Alaska Seattle, Washington Juneau, Alaska Aviation History Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1932 17-year-old Walter Dubuc Is Hanged as the Youngest Person Ever Executed in Washington Washington Crime Capital Punishment History Link
1943 In Marietta, Georgia, Robert & Company Construction Turns Its Facilities Over to the Army Air Force Marietta, Georgia Business Aviation Military History World War II University of Georgia
1944 Soviets Capture Tarnopol in Poland The Soviet Union Poland World War II History Channel
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1945 Franklin Roosevelt Is Buried at Hyde Park Franklin Roosevelt Death FDR Library
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1946 Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty Is Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in New York New York City Eudora Welty American Authors American Collection
1947 Jackie Robinson Is the First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures PBS Library of Congress History Channel African American Registry University of Georgia
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1952 The YB-52 Prototype for the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Takes Its First Flight Seattle, Washington Aviation Military History Historic Firsts History Link
1954 In Johannesburg, South Africa, African National Congress Member Walter Sisulu Protests the Forced Removal of Blacks From Places Marked "For Whites Only" Walter Sisulu Apartheid Propaganda South African History
For the First Year, April 15 Is the Deadline for Tax Filing in the United States Taxes United States Government Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1955 Ray Kroc Opens the First Franchised McDonald's Ray Kroc Business Historic Firsts McDonalds Corporation
1956 An F4 Tornado Travels 20 Miles Through Jefferson County, Alabama, Killing 25 People, Injuring 200 and Destroying or Damaging More Than 350 Homes Jefferson County, Alabama Tornado Death Alabama State Archive
1959 Cuban Revolutionary Fidel Castro Visits the United States Fidel Castro The Cold War History Channel
1964 Ground-Breaking Ceremonies Are Held for the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Home for the New Atlanta Braves Franchise Atlanta, Georgia Baseball Major League Baseball University of Georgia
1965 In Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Opens Virginia Bridges Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel History Channel Virginia Historical Society
James Baldwin's The Amen Corner Is Produced as a Play on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre James Baldwin Plays African American Authors Internet Broadway Database American Collection
1967 Massive Anti-war Rallies Are Held in San Francisco & New York City San Francisco New York City Vietnam War History Channel
1970 U.S. Withdraws the 1st Infantry from Vietnam Vietnam War History Channel
1972 Elvis Presley Appears in His First Georgia Concert, Performing in the Macon Coliseum Macon, Georgia Elvis Presley Popular Musicians Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1973 South Africa's National Record for the 5,000m Is Broken by Black Runner Matthews Motshwarateu South African Sports Figures Track & Field South African History
1974 Canada Announces Its First National Lottery Winners Canada Economics Historic Firsts CBC
1975 First Whale-Watching Excursion on the Eastern Seaboard Departs from Massachusetts's Provincetown Harbor Provincetown, Massachusetts Whales Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1979 In Yugoslavia, a 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Least 121 People, Injuring More Than 1,000 and Leaving 100,000 Homeless Yugoslavia Earthquake Death USGS
1986 A United States Air Raid Kills 37 People in Libya, Most of Them Civilians Libya Aviation Military History War Death BBC
1987 The Milwaukee Brewers' Juan Nieves Is the First Puerto Rican Pitcher to Throw a No-Hitter in Major League Baseball Puerto Rican Sports Figures Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Major League Baseball Latin-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1988 The Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act Is Enacted Wisconsin Government Health Care Family Law Wisconsin Historical Society
1989 93 English Soccer Fans Are Crushed at a Match Between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool. England Soccer Death BBC
1992 The United Nation Sanctions Libya for Harboring Suspects of the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing United Nations Libya Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 Terrorism South African History
Billionaire Leona Helmsley Sent to Jail for Tax Evasion Taxes Crime History Channel
1996 South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Begins Formal Hearings in East London South Africa Apartheid South African History
1999 Three Planets Are Found Orbiting the Star Upsilon Andromedae Cosmology The Solar System NASA
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2000 White farmer, Davis Stevens, Is Shot Dead in Zimbabwe by Squatters Occupying His Land Zimbabwe Racism Farming and Agriculture Death South African History BBC
Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles Becomes the 24th Major League Player to Reach 3,000 Hits Cal Ripken Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
2002 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Returns to Office Two Days after Being Ousted and Arrested Venezuela Political and Social Leaders PBS
Byron White Retires as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Colorado Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court New York Times
2003 Looters and Arsonists Ransack and Gut Iraq's National Library, as Well as Iraq's Principal Islamic Library Iraq Library Islam Crime New York Times