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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. Which state joined the Union on this date in 1788? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In which Montana county did the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery camp on this date in 1805? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the University of Southern Mississippi, Scott O'Dell was a cameraman for what original motion picture? (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 who was born on this date:
SOON CAPER US
INTERMEDIATE

1. What musical production opened in New York City on this date in 1921? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In which Indiana county was Ambrose Burnside born? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Music Puerto Rico, in her home country, Ruth Fernandez is affectionately known as what? (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 Scott O'Dell:
A BACK HEART PELL
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to ABC, when did Drew Carey's military buzz cut and black wide-rim glasses became part of his trademark look?

2. According to the Center for the Study of Technology and Society, John Bardeen was awarded his second Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery involving what materials?

3. According to the Humane Society of the United States, in what year was World Turtle Day first initiated by the American Tortoise Rescue of Malibu, California?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book of poetry by Jane Kenyon (according to the Academy of American Poets):
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Ambrose Burnside
Born on This Date 1824

[National Park Service]

Civil War General


Scott O'Dell
Born on This Date 1898

[Random House]

Young-adult Author


John Bardeen
Born on This Date 1908

[Nobel Foundation]

Physicist 1956 Nobel Laureate for Physics 1972 Nobel Laureate for Physics


Ruth Fernandez
Born on This Date 1919

[msn.com]

Popular Musician


Drew Carey
Born on This Date 1958

[TV Guide]

Comedian/Actor

 
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1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

After receiving gifts from the Indians, the group was well stocked and prepared to set out early. They gave the Indians whiskey in return for their fine food. The explorers passed an interesting rock to which the Indians and French pay omage; the rock exhibited many names of people who had visited it. Lewis almost fell from a ledge that hung over the river, but he saved himself by using his knife.
French Missouri Native Americans Food & Nutrition University of Nebraska
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1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Set out early this morning, the frost was severe last night, the ice appeared along the edge of the water, water also freized on the oars.

at the distance of one mile passed the entrance of a creek 15 yds. wide on Stard. side, this we call Teapot Creek, it affords no water at it's mouth but has runing water at some small distance above, this I beleive to be the case with many of those creekes which we have passed since we entered this hilley country, the water is absorbed by the earth near the river and of course appear dry; they afford but little water at any rate, and that is so strongly impregnated with these salts that it is unfit for uce; all the wild anamals appear fond of this water; I have tryed it by way of experiment & find it moderately pergative, but painfull to the intestens in it's opperation.

just above the entrance of Teapot Creek on the stard. there is a large assemblage of the burrows of the Burrowing Squirrel they generally seelect a south or a south Easterly exposure for their residence, and never visit the brooks or river for water; I am astonished how this anamal exists as it dose without water,

[Prairie dogs, Cynomys ludovicianus, like certain other arid-land rodent species, obtain water through their food and retain it better than most mammals. Lewis was apparently the first to report on this phenomenon in North America.]

particularly in a country like this where there is scarcely any rain during ¾ of the year and more rarely any due [dew]; yet we have sometimes found their villages at the distance of five or six miles from any water, and they are never found out of the limits of the ground which their burrows occupy; in the Autumn when the hard frosts commence they close their burrows and do not venture out again untill spring, indeed some of them appear to be yet in winter quarters.

The musquetoes troublesome this evening, a circumstance I did not expect
from the temperature of the morning. The Gees begin to lose the feathers of their wings and are unable to fly. Capt Clark walked on shore and killed 4 deer and an Elk. We killed a large fat brown bear which took the water after being wounded and was carried under some driftwood where he sunk and we were unable to get him. Saw but few buffaloe today, but a great number of Elk, deer, some antelopes and 5 bear. The wild rose which is now in blume are very abundant, they appear to differ but little from those common to the Atlantic States, the leaves of the bushes and the bush itself appear to be of somewhat smaller size.

Lewis & Clark Map: 04/27/05 Phillips County, Montana Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Temperature

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Segt. Pryor wounded a deer early this morning in a lick near camp; my dog pursud it into the river; the two young Indian men who had remained with us all night mounted their horses swam the river and drove the deer into the water again; Sergt. Pryor killed it as it reached the shore on this side, the indians returned as they had passed over.

we directed half this deer to be given to the indians, they immediately made a fire and cooked their meat, 4 others joined them from the village with the assistance of whom they consumed their portion of the spoil in less than 2 hours and took their leave of our camp.

The Creem of tartar and sulpher operated several times on the child in the course of the last night, he is considerably better this morning, tho' the swelling of the neck has abated but little; we still apply polices of onions which we renew frequently in the course of the day and night. at noon

we were visited by 4 indians who informed us they cad come from their village on Lewis's river at the distance of two days ride in order to see us and obtain a little eyewater, Capt. C. washed their eyes and they set out on their return to their village. our skill as phisicans and the virture of our medecines have been spread it seems to a great distance. I sincerely wish it was in our power to give releif to these poor afficted wretches.

all the horses which have been castrated except my poor unfortunate horse appear as if they would do very well. I am convinced that those cut by the indians will get well much soonest and they do not swell nor appear to suffer as much as those cut in the common way.—


Clark: at 1 oClock Shannon, Colter, Labuish, Cruzatte, Collins all returned from hunting without haveing killed any thing except a fiew heath hens & black Pheasants two of which they brought with them. Labieche also brought a whisteling squerel [Columbian ground squirrel, Spermophilus columbianus, a new species. See Lewis's longer description at May 27, 1806.] which he had killed on it's hole in the high plains. this squerel differs from those on the Missouri in their Colour, Size, food and the length tal and from those found near the falls of Columbia

Our hunters brought us a large hooting owl [The great gray owl, Strix nebulosa, another new species. See Lewis's longer description at May 28, 1806.] which differ from those of the atlantic States. The plumage of this owl is an uniform mixture of dark yellowish brown and white, in which the dark brown prodominates. it's Colour may be properly termed a dark Iron gray. the plumage is very long and remarkably Silky and Soft. those have not the long feathers on the head which give it the appearance of ears, or horns, remarkable large eyes—.

the hunters informed us that they had hunted with great industry all the Country between the river and for Some distance above and below without the Smallest Chance of killing any game. they inform us that the high lands are very cold with snow which has fallen for every day or night for Several past.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 04/01/06 Lewis County, Idaho Nez Percé
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska
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1934 Ernest Hemingway Catches the Largest Atlantic Sailfish Ever Taken on Rod and Reel (9'2", 119.5 lbs) Ernest Hemingway American Authors Fish American Collection
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1940 Frank Sinatra Records "I'll Never Smile Again" Frank Sinatra Popular Music The History Channel
1945 Heinrich Himmler, Chief of the Nazi SS, Commits Suicide One Day after His Arrest by the British Heinrich Himmler World War II War Crimes Death The History Channel
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1960 Israeli Agents Capture Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina Israel Argentina Nazi Germany The Holocaust The History Channel
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