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1. Who was the baseball pitcher who threw a no-hitter on this date in 1963? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. What country was admitted as the 59th member of the United Nations on this date in 1949? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to her official website, what was the title of Zilpha Keatley Snyder's first book? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book by a Juanita Havill book (according to Houghton Mifflin):

1. What is the name of the world chess champion who was defeated by an IBM supercomputer on this date in 1997? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the Gale Group, when did Martha Graham reach the pinnacle of her success? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, to where did William Grant Still's mother move his family after his father died? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a Mari Sandoz book that begins with the letter "O" (according to the Gordon City Library):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Artfile, in what town was Salvador Dali born?

2. According to his Nobel Foundation biography, from what university did Richard Feynman receive his Ph.D.?

3. According to the Professional Football Hall of Fame, what team did George Halas found in 1920?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1959 work by Camilo José Cela (according to the Authors' Calendar):
Martha Graham
Martha Graham
Born on This Date 1894



William Grant Still
William Grant Still
Born on This Date 1895

[Starkville High School]

American Composers

Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
Born on This Date 1904



Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman
Born on This Date 1918

[Stanford University]

Physics 1962 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology

Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Born on This Date 1927

[Official Website]

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Set out this morning at an early hour, the courant strong; and river very crooked; the banks are falling in very fast; I sometimes wonder that some of
our canoes or Perogues are not swallowed up by means of these immence masses of earth which are eternally precipitating themselves into the river; we have had many hair breadth escapes from them but providence seems so to have ordered it that we have as yet sustained no loss in consequence of them.

The wind blue very hard the forepart of last night but abated toward morning; it again arose in the after part of this day and retarded our progress very much.

saw today some high hills on the Stard. whose summits were covered with pine. Capt Clark went on shore and visited them; he brought with him on his return som of the boughs of this pine it is of the pitch kind but I think the leaves somewhat longer than ours in Virginia.

[Probably northeast of what is now The Pines Recreation Area, in Valley County, Montana, on the edge of Fort Peck Lake. The needles of this pine, Pinus ponderosa Laws., ponderosa pine, are indeed longer than the pitch-pine, P. rigida Mill., with which Lewis was familiar from Virginia.]

Capt C. also in his walk killed 2 Mule deer a beaver and two Buffaloe; these last he killed about 3 miles above where we encamped this evening in the expectation that we would reach that place, but we were unable to do so from
the adverse winds and other occurrences, and he came down and joined us about dark.

my attention was struck by one of the Party runing at a distance towards us and making signs and hollowing as if in distress, I ordered the perogues to put too, and waited untill he arrived; I now found that it was Bratton the man with the soar hand whom I had permitted to walk on shore, he arrived so much out of breath that it was several minutes before he could tell what had happened; at length he informed me that in the woody bottom on the Lard. side about 1½ below us he had shot a brown bear which immediately turned on him and pursued him a considerable distance but he had wounded it so badly that it could not overtake him;

I immediately turned out with seven of the party in quest of this monster, we at length found his trale and persued him about a mile by the blood through very thick brush of rosbushes and the large leafed willow; we finally found him concealed in some very thick brush and shot him through the skull with two balls; we proceeded dress him as soon as possible, we found him in good
order; it was a monstrous beast, not quite so large as that we killed a few days past but in all other rispects much the same the hair is remarkably long fine
and rich tho' he appears parshally to have discharged his winter coat; we now found that Bratton had shot him through the center of the lungs, notwithstanding which he had pursued him near half a mile and had returned more than double that distance and with his tallons had prepared himself a bed in the earth of about 2 feet deep and five long and was perfectly alive when we found him which could not have been less than 2 hours after he received the wound;

these bear being so hard to die reather intimedates us all; I must confess that I do not like the gentlemen and had reather fight two Indians than one bear; there is no other chance to conquer them by a single shot but by shooting them through the brains, and this becomes difficult in consequence of two large muscles which cover the sides of the forehead and the sharp projection of the center of the frontal bone, which is also of a pretty good thickness. the flece
and skin were as much as two men could possibly carry. by the time we
returned the sun had set and I determined to remain here all night, and directed the cooks to render the bear's oil and put it in the kegs which was done. there was about eight gallons of it.—

Lewis & Clark Map: 04/27/05 Garfield County, Montana Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Wind

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: The last evening we were much crouded with the indians in our lodge, the whole floor of which was covered with their sleeping carcases.

we arrose early and took breakfast. at 8 A. M. a cheif of great note among these people arrived from his village or lodge on the S. side of Lewis's River. this is a stout fellow of good countenance about 40 years of age and has lost the left eye. his name is Yoom-park'-kar-tim to this man we gave a medal of the smal kind. those with the likeness of Mr. Jefferson have all been disposed of except one of the largest size which we reserve for some great Cheif on the Yellow rock river.

we now pretty fully informed ourselves that Tunnachemootoolt, Neeshneparkkeeook, Yoom-parkkartim and Hohâstillpilp were the principal Cheif of the Chopunnish nation and ranked in the order here mentioned; as all those cheifs were present in our lodge we thought it a favourable time to repeat what had been said yesterday and to enter more minutely into the views of our government with rispect to the inhabitants of this western part of the continent, their intention of establishing trading houses for their releif, their wish to restore peace and harmony among the natives, the strength power and wealth of our nation &c.

to this end we drew a map of the country with a coal on a mat in their way and by the assistance of the snake boy and our interpretters were enabled to make ourselves understood by them altho' it had to pass through the French, Minnetare, Shoshone and Chopunnish languages. the interpretation being tedious it ocupyed nearly half the day before we had communicated to them what we wished. they appeared highly pleased.

after this council was over we amused ourselves with shewing them the power of magnetism, the spye glass, compass, watch, air-gun and sundry other articles equally novel and incomprehensible to them. they informed us that after we had left the Minnetares last spring that three of their people had visited that nation and that they had informed them of us and had told them that we had such things in our possession but that they could not place confidence in the information untill they had now witnessed it themselves.—

A young man, son of a conspicuous cheif among these people who was killed not long since by the Minnetares of Fort de Prarie, brought and presented us a very fine mare and colt. he said he had opened his ears to our councils and would observe them strictly, and that our words had made his heart glad. he requested that we would accept this mear and colt which he gave in token of his determination to pursue our advise.—

about 3 P. M. Drewyer arrived with 2 deer which he had killed. he informed us that the snow still continued to cover the plain.

many of the natives apply to us for medical aid which we gave them cheerfully so far as our skill and store of medicine would enable us. schrofela, [tuberculosis of the lymph glands] ulsers, rheumatism, soar eyes, and the loss of the uce of their limbs are the most common cases among them.

The Chopunnish notwithstanding they live in the crouded manner before mentioned are much more clenly in their persons and habitations than any nation we have seen since we left the Ottoes on the river Platte.—

The Twisted hair brought us six of our horses

Clark: Some little rain last night. we were Crouded in the Lodge with Indians who continued all night and this morning Great numbers were around us. The One Eyes Chief Yoom-park-kar-tim arived and we gave him a medal of the Small Size and Spoke to the Indians through a Snake boy Shabono and his wife.

In the evening a man was brought in a robe by four Indians and laid down near me. they informed me that this man was a Cheif of Considerable note who has been in the Situation I see him for 5 years. this man is incapable of moveing a single limb but lies like a corps in whatever position he is placed, yet he eats hartily, dejests his food perfectly, enjoys his under standing, his pulse are good, and has retained his flesh almost perfectly; in Short were it not that he appears a little pale from having been So long in the Shade, he might well be taken for a man in good health. I Suspect that their Confinement to a deet of roots may give rise to all the disordes of the Nativs of this quarter except the Rhumitism & Sore eyes, and to the latter of those, the State of debility incident to a vegitable diet may measureably contribute.—.

The Chopunnish not withstanding they live in the Crouded manner before mentioned are much more clenly in their persons and habitations than any nation we have Seen Sence we left the Illinois.

These nativs take their fish in the following manner to wit. a Stand Small Stage or warf consisting of Sticks and projecting about 10 feet into the river and about 3 feet above the water on the extremity of this the fisherman stands with his guig or a Skooping Net which differ but little in their form those Commonly used in our Country it is formed with those nets they take the Suckers and also the Salmon trout and I am told the Salmon also.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 04/01/06 Lewis County, Idaho Nez Percé
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1967 Britain, Denmark and Ireland Apply to Join European Economic Community England Denmark Ireland European History CNN
1970 A Peaceful Demonstration in Augusta, Georgia Turns into a Violent Race Riot with at Least 6 Deaths Augusta, Georgia Racism African-American Heritage Death University of Georgia
1971 The Daily Sketch, Britain's Oldest Tabloid, Is Published for the Last Time England Journalism The BBC
1972 San Francico Giants Trade Willie Mays to the New York Mets for a Minor League Pitcher and Cash California New York City Willie Mays, Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
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