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BEGINNERS

1. Which Apollo space mission ended on this date in 1969? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Which two countries observe Independence Day on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the biography at her official website, who were Sheila Greenwald's literary models? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of an artist, architect or designer born on this date:
BALSA FURLONG SON
INTERMEDIATE

1. On this date in 1956, who became the first African American to win a major tennis title? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the National Archives and Records Administration, how old was Dorothea Lange when she announced her intention to become a photographer? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the National Women's Hall of Fame, Sally Ride considered pursuing a career in what professional sport? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger (according to Children's Literature):
HEARTWOOD FIZZ
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the University of Pittsburgh, with which dance company did Isadora Duncan travel to England in 1897?

2. According to PBS, in what city did Aaron Douglas teach art after graduating from the University of Nebraska?

3. According to the History Channel, how many days did it take before the British troops could be successfully evacuated from Dunkirk, France in 1940?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1929 movie in which John Wayne appeared (according to the Internet Movie Database):
ACID SNOW DRUMS
 
 
Isadora Duncan
Isadora Duncan
Born on This Date 1877

[Museum of San Francisco]

Dance

Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
Born on This Date 1895

[Dorothea-Lange.org]

Photography

Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas
Born on This Date 1899

[Kennedy Center]

African-American Artists

Sheila Greenwald
Sheila Greenwald
Born on This Date 1934

[Official Website]

Primary Children's Authors

Sally Ride
Sally Ride
Born on This Date 1951

[Johnson Space Center]

Astronaut

 
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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1905 Ruth Arthur (Scottish Children's Author) Scottish Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young Adult Authors
1934 Sheila Greenwald (New York City-born Children's Author and Illustrator) Sheila Greenwald Primary Children's Authors Young Adult Authors American Artists
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1954 Lisbeth Zwerger (Austrian Children's Author and Illustrator) Lisbeth Zwerger Primary Children's Authors Artists
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1799 Aleksandr Pushkin (Russian Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Short-Story Writer) Aleksandr Pushkin Poetry
1895 Salo Wittmayer Baron (Austrian-born American Historian) Austrian Authors World History
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1837 Washington Roebling (Pennsylvania Civil Engineer Who Designed the Brooklyn Bridge) Pennsylvania Artists & Designers Architecture Brooklyn Bridge
1873 Olaf Gulbransson (Norwegian-born German Illustrator and Satirist) Norwegian Artists Artists
1895 Dorothea Lange (New Jersey-born Documentary Photographer) Dorothea Lange Photography
1899 Aaron Douglas (Kansas-born African-American Artist) Aaron Douglas American Artists African-American Artists
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1898 Ernst Bacon (Chicago-born Composer, Pianist, Conductor) Chicago Composers Classical Musicians American Composers
1938 William Bolcom (Washington-born Composer, Pianist ) Washington Composers Classical Musicians American Composers
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
1951 Sally Ride (California-born First Female American Astronaut) Sally Ride NASA Astronauts
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1753 Benjamin Thompson (Massachusetts-born British Physicist and Inventor) British Mathematicians and Scientists Massachusetts Mathematicians and Scientists Physics Inventors and Inventions Technology and Society
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1835 Edward Porter Alexander (Georgia-born Confederate Military Strategist, Businessman, and Historian) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War Georgia Authors University of Georgia
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1884 Alexander Wiley (Wisconsin-born Member of the U.S. Senate) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1909 Eugenie Moore Anderson (Iowa-born Stateswoman: First Woman to Serve as a U.S. Ambassador) Iowa Political and Social Leaders U.S. Government President Harry Truman
1968 Frederik André Henrik Christian, Prince of Denmark Danish Political and Social Leaders Official Website
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1877 Isadora Duncan (San Francisco-born Interpretive Dancer) Isadora Duncan Dance Internet Movie Database
1883 Mamie Smith (Ohio-born African-American Singer; First African-American to Record the Blues) Mamie Smith Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1884 Charles Winninger (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Wisconsin Historical Society
1904 George Formby (British Actor) British Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1907 John Wayne (Iowa-born Actor) John Wayne Actors Film
1908 Robert Morley (British Actor, Director and Playwright British Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1913 Peter Cushing (British Actor) British Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1920 Peggy Lee (North Dakota-born Popular Singer, Songwriter and Actress) North Dakota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1948 Stevie Nicks (Arizona-born Popular Singer: Member of "Fleetwood Mac") Arizona Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1949 Hank Williams, Jr. (Louisiana-born Country Music Performer) Louisiana Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
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1863 Robert Fitzsimmons (British-born World Boxing Champion in Three Weight Divisions 1891 - 1903) British Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
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735 The Venerable Bede (British Monk, Scholar and Theologian) British Political and Social Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders
1825 Samuel Pepys (British Diarist) Samuel Pepys Authors
1922 Ernest Solvay (Belgian Chemist) Belgian Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry
1933 Jimmie Rodgers (Mississippi-born Country Music Singer) Jimmie Rodgers Country Musicians Texas Historical State Historical Association
1959 Ed Walsh (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1999 Waldo Semon (Alabama-born Chemist, Inventor of PVC Plastic) Alabama Scientists & Mathematicians Organic Chemistry Inventors and Inventions
2008 Sydney Pollack (Indiana-born Academy Award Director, Actor) Indiana Performing Artists American Performing Artists Academy Awards Internet Movie Database
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1521 Edict of Worms Declares Martin Luther an Outlaw and Bans His Writings Martin Luther Diet of Worms Writer's Almanac Concordia
Spanish Conquistador Cortés Begins Siege of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan Hernán Cortés Aztec Hispanic Heritage Houston Institute for Culture
1577 British Explorer Martin Frobisher Departs England in Search of a Northwest Passage to Asia British Explorers Naval History Explorers Greenwich Guide
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1637 An Allied Force of Puritans and Mohegan Indians Massacre 500 Pequot Indians at Their Connecticut Village Connecticut Colonial Connecticut Pequots Death The History Channel
1647 The Massachusetts Bay Colony Bans Jesuit Priests on Penalty of Death Massachusetts Colonial Massachusetts Religion Separation of Church and State Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1660 Returning from His 11-yeard Exile, King Charles II Is Greeted by His Army at Blackheath British Political and Social Leaders Charles II Greenwich Guide
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1780 Chief Wabasha, Serving as a General in the British Army, Leads 200 Dakota in an Attack on Spanish Positions at St. Louis Great Britain Spain St. Louis, Missouri Dakota Indians American Revolution Minesota Historical Society
1781 U.S. Congress Approves Proposal for a National Bank U.S. Congress Economics The History Channel
1798 British Forces Kill 500 Irish Rebels At the Battle of Tara Great Britain Ireland The Irish Rebellion Death Kildare.ie
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1803 In New York City, the Cornerstone Is Laid for City Hall New York City Architecture New York Historical Society
1805 Napoleon Bonaparte Is Crowned the King of Italy in Milan Cathedral Italy Napoleon Bonaparte Nationmaster New York Times
1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Set out at an early hour and proceeded principally by the toe line, using the oars mearly to pass the river in order to take advantage of the shores. scarcely any bottoms to the river; the hills high and juting in on both sides, to the river in many places. the stone tumbleing from these clifts and brought down by the rivulets as mentioned yesterday became more troublesome today. the black rock has given place to a very soft sandstone which appears to be washed away fast by the river,

Capt Clark walked on shore this morning and ascended to the summit of the river hills he informed me on his return that he had seen mountains on both sides of the river runing nearly parrallel with it and at no great distance; also an irregular range of mountains on lard. about 50 mes. distant, the extremities of which boar W and N. W. from his station. he also saw in the course of his walk, some Elk, several herds of the Big horn, and the large hare; the latter is common to every part of this open country. scarcely any timber to be seen except the few scattering pine and spruce which crown the high hills, or in some instances grow along their sides.

In the after part of the day I also walked out and ascended the river hills which I found sufficiently fortiegueing. on arriving to the summit one of the highest points in the neighbourhood I thought myself well repaid for any labour; as from this point I beheld the Rocky Mountains for the first time, I could only discover a few of the most elivated points above the horizon, the most remarkable of which by my pocket compass I found bore N. 65° W. being a little to the N. of the N. W. extremity of the range of broken mountains seen this morning by Capt C. these points of the Rocky Mountains were covered with snow and the sun shone on it in such manner as to give me the most plain and satisfactory view. while I viewed these mountains I felt a secret pleasure in finding myself so near the head of the heretofore conceived boundless Missouri; but when I reflected on the difficulties which this snowey barrier would most probably throw in my way to the Pacific, and the sufferings and hardships of myself and party in them, it in some measure counterballanced the joy I had felt in the first moments in which I gazed on them; but as I have always held it a crime to anticipate evils I will believe it a good comfortable road untill I am compelled to beleive differently.

saw a few Elk & bighorns at a distance on my return to the river I passed a creek about 20 yds. wide near it's entrance it had a handsome little stream of runing water; in this creek I saw several softshelled turtles which were the first that have been seen this season; this I believe proceeded reather from the season than from their non existence in the portion of the river from the Mandans hither. on the Stard. shore I killed a fat buffaloe which was very acceptable to us at this moment; the party came up to me late in the evening and encamped for the night on the Lard. side. it was after dark before we finished butchering the buffaloe, and on my return to camp I trod within five inches of a rattle snake but being in motion I passed before he could probably put himself in a striking attitude and fortunately escaped his bite, I struck about at random with my espontoon being directed in some measure by his nois untill I killed him.

[A spontoon, or espontoon, was a spear, six feet or more in length, with a wooden shaft and metal blade, still in use in the late eighteenth century as a symbol of authority for infantry officers. Lewis must have considered it a useful implement to have carried it with him on the expedition. At various times it was used as weapon, walking staff, and rifle support.]

Our hunters had killed two of the Bighorned Anamals since I had left them. late this evening we passed a very bad rappid which reached quite across the river, the party had considerable difficulty in ascending it altho' they doubled their crews and used both the rope and the pole. while they were passing this rappid a female Elk and it's fawn swam down throught the waves which ran very high, hence the name of Elk rappids which they instantly gave this place, these are the most considerable rappids which we have yet seen on the missouri and in short the only place where there has appeared to be a suddon decent. opposite to these rappids there is a high bluff and a little above on Lard. a small cottonwood bottom in which we found sufficient timber for our fires and encampment. here I rejoined the party after dark.

This is truly a desert barren country and I feel myself still more convinced of it's being a continuation of the black hills. we have continued every day to pass more or less old stick lodges of the Indians in the timbered points, there are two even in this little bottom where we lye.—

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

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Had frequent showers in the course of the last night.

Collins, Shannon and Colter set out to hunt on the high lands some distance up on the N. E. side of Collins's Creek.

The Clyster given the Child last evening operated very well. it is clear of fever this evening and is much better, the swelling is considerably abated and appears as if it would pass off without coming to a head. we still continue fresh poltices of onions to the swolen part.

we directed the indians in what manner to treat the dieased Cheif, gave him a few dozes of flour of sulpher and Creem of tartar & some portable soupe and directed them to take him home. they seemed unwilling to comply with the latter part of the injunction for they consumed the day and remained with us all night.

at 1 P. M. Joseph and R. Feilds returned, accompanyed by Hohâstillpilp several other inferior Cheifs and some young men. These hunters informed us they were unable to reach the grounds to which they had been directed in consequence of the debth and rapidity of a large creek which falls in about 10 Ms. above. they passed Commearp Creek at about 1½ Ms. and a second creek reather larger at 3 Ms. further. at the distance of 4 Ms. up this last creek on their return they called at a village which our traders have never yet visited, here they obtained a large quantity of bread and roots of Cows on very moderate terms.

we permitted Sergt. Pryor and four men to pass the river tomorrow morning with a view to visit this village we also directed Charbono York and LePage to set out early for the same place and procure us some roots. our meat is again exhausted, we therefore directed R. Fields to hunt the horse in the morning which the Indians have given us to kill. one of our men saw a salmon in the river today.

in the afternoon we compleated our canoe and put her in the water; she appears to answer very well and will carry about 12 persons.— the river still rising fast and snows of the mountains visibly diminish

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 04/01/06 Lewis County, Idaho Nez Percé
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1824 Congress Authorizes the First Federal Road in Michigan to Run Between Detroit and Toledo, Ohio U.S. Congress Detroit Toledo, Ohio Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan
1827 Edgar Allan Poe Enlists in the United States Army under the Name Edgar A. Perry Edgar Allan Poe American Authors American Collection
1834 Portuguese Civil War Ends with Capitulation and Exile of Dom Miguel Portugal Portuguese Civil War Nationmaster
The Mexican Congress Votes to Allow Americans to Enter and Own Land in New Mexico Mexico New Mexico Latin-American Heritage Law New Mexico Magazine
1840 In Washington, Missionary Priest, Father Francis N. Blanchet, Visits Whidbey Island at the Invitation of Chief Tslalakum Washington Catholicism Native-American Heritage History Link
1851 Fort Miller Is Established in Fresno County, California to Protect Miners From Indian Attacks Fresno County, California Native American Heritage California Gold Rush Forts Learn California
1861 Author and Naturalist Henry David Thoreau Arrives in St. Paul, Minnesota for Two Weeks Exploring Local Flora and Fauna St. Paul, Minnesota Henry David Thoreau American Authors Botany Minesota Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Writes Congress in Defense of Secretary Cameron U.S. Congress President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
President Lincoln Takes Military Possession of All Railroads President Abraham Lincoln Railroads American Civil War Lincoln Papers
The 3rd Delaware Infantry Is Ordered to Move by Water and Rail from Camden to Harpers Ferry Camden, Delaware Harpers Ferry Railroads Rivers American Civil War State of Delaware
1863 The Steamer Courier Leaves Evansville, Indiana to Deliver Supplies and Medical Staff to Union Troops at Vicksburg Evansville, Indiana Vicksburg, Mississippi Steamboats Siege of  Vicksburg Indiana Historical Society
1864 President Lincoln Signs an Enabling Act Creating the Montana Territory Montana President Abraham Lincoln Westward Expansion Library of Congress The History Channel
Battle of New Hope Church Continues for a Second Day in Georgia Georgia Battle of New Hope Church Death University of Georgia
Federal Troops Destroy a Confederate Salt Works Near Goose Bayou, Florida Goose Bayou, Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1865 Edmund Kirby Smith Is the Last Confederate General to Surrender Edmund Kirby Smith American Civil War History Channel
1868 President Johnson Again Avoids Conviction for Impeachment by One Vote U.S. Congress Impeachment of Andrew Johnson New York Times The History Channel
Hanging of Irish Bomber, Michael Barrett, England's Last Public Hanging Great Britain Capital Punishment Republican News
1872 African-American Inventor, Thomas J. Martin, Is Issued Patent #125,063 for a Fire Extinguisher Michigan Scientists & Mathematcians Patent #125,063 Inventors & Inventions Fire Safety African-American Scientists & Inventors
1874 Thomas Edison Receives Patent 151,209 for Automatic Telegraphy Thomas Edison Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Telegraph Edison Birthplace Museum
1879 Afghans Sign Treaty of Gandamak Giving British Control of Khyber Pass Great Britain Afghanistan Historic World Documents Khyber Gateway
1896 Nicholas II, the Last Czar, Is Crowned Ruler of Russia Nicholas II The History Channel
1897 Bram Stoker's Novel, Dracula, Goes on Sale in London Bram Stoker Authors Literature The History Channel
1898 The First Diplomas Are Awarded by the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine Florida Education Special Education Historic Firsts Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1900 U.S. Congress Passes a Bill Creating the Washington-Alaska Cable System That Will Connect Alaska to the Worldwide Telegraphic System Alaska Washington U.S. Congress Telegraph Alaska Historical Society
In Minnesota, Dr. Justus Ohage Donates Harriet Island, Named for School Teacher Harriet Bishop, to the City of St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Philanthropy Minesota Historical Society
1903 Granville T. Woods Receives a Patent for an Electric Railway Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Railroads African-American Scientists & Inventors
1906 Greenwich, England's Power Station Is Put into Service Greenwich, England Energy Greenwich Guide
1908 In Persia (Iran) British Geologist, George Reynolds Discovers the First Oil in the Middle East Oil Iran British Scientists Geology International Trade Historic Firsts GeoExPro
1909 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered in Aurora, Illinois, but Felt Throughout Iowa and Wisconsin Aurora, Illinois Iowa Wisconsin Earthquakes USGS
1911 The City of Winter Haven, Florida Is Incorporated Winter Haven, Florida Winter Haven, Florida Florida Historical Society
1913 112 Performing Artists Adopt an Actors' Equity's Constitution, Elect a President Actors' Equity Labor Actors' Equity New York Times
1918 National Council Declares Georgia to Be a Sovereign Democratic Republic Georgia Parliament of the Republic of Georgia
1922 A Memorial Window to Britain's World War I Flying Services Is Dedicated at Westminster Abbey Great Britain World War I Aviation Military History Westminster Abbey West Virginia Archives
1923 The First Le Mans 24-hour Motor Race Is Run France Auto Racing Historic Firsts CNN
1925 The City of Boca Raton, Florida Is Incorporated Boca Raton, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Florida Historical Society
1927 The Ford Motor Company Produces the Last of Its 15,000,000 Model-T Cars Ford Automobiles State of Michigan
1936 Georgia's Fort Frederica National Monument Is Added to the National Park System Georgia Parks National Park Service University of Georgia
1937 Ford Security Forces Beat Up Union Officials Handing Out UAW Leaflets to Ford Employees Detroit Ford Automobiles Labor UAW Historical Society of Michigan
1940 British Expeditionary Force Begins Its Evacuation from Dunkirk, France Great Britain France Nazi Germany World War II The History Channel
1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty Is Signed, Providing for Collaboration During and After WWII Great Britain Soviet Union World War II Historic World Documents BBC
1948 South Africa's Afrikaners Are Elected into Power on an Apartheid Platform South African Government Apartheid Elections Americans for Middle East Understanding South African History
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1950 The UK Ends Fuel Rationing That Began in 1939 British Government Automobiles World War II Consumer Economics BBC
1925 The City of Miramar, Florida Is Incorporated Miramar, Florida Miramar, Florida Florida Historical Society
1956 Althea Gibson Wins French Open: 1st Major Tennis Title by an African American French Open Althea Gibson African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Tennis Hall of Fame Historymakers African American Registry
1959 Pittsburgh's Harvey Haddix Pitches 12 Perfect Innings Before Losing, 1–0 in 13 Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball NY Times
1960 U.S. Charges Soviet Union with Espionage of U.S. Embassy in Moscow Soviet Union The Cold War The History Channel
1965 800 Australian Troops Depart for Vietnam Australia Vietnam War The History Channel
1966 Government of Independent Guyana Begins Operation under New Constitution Guyana Country Studies
1967 The First Two Women Are Sworn In as Michigan State Police Michigan Women Crime Historic Firsts Michigan State Police Historical Society of Michigan
1969 Apollo 10 Returns to Earth after Successful Rehearsal for First Moon Landing Manned Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1971 North Vietnamese Capture Strategic Rubber Plantation Town of Snoul, Cambodia Cambodia Vietnam War The History Channel
1975 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Off the Coast of Portugal Creates a Tsunami but No Deaths Portugal Earthquakes Tsunami USGS
Farm Worker Union Organizers Confront Mexican Farmers Mexico Farming and Agriculture Labor Texas Historical State Historical Association
1977 George Willig, "the Human Fly", Scales New York's World Trade Center in 3.5 Hrs New York City World Trade Center Climbing NYPress
NASA Launches Intelsat 4A F-4 Telecommunications Satellite Spaces Exploration Technology History NASA
1979 Finnish President Urho Kekkonen Forms New Coalition Government Finland CNN
1981 Satya Pal Asija Receives First U.S. Patent for a Computer Program Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts Pierce Law Center
U.S. Marine Jet Crashes onto Flight Deck of USS Carrier Nimitz Killing 14 Naval History Air Disasters Death New York Times
Italy's Coalition Government of Arnaldo Forlani Resigns Italy BBC
1983 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 104 in Japan Japan Earthquakes Death USGS
NASA Launches European X-ray Observatory Satellite (EXOSAT) to Observe Cosmic X-Rays Spaces Exploration Radiation NASA
1988 South Africa and Mozambique Renew Their Commitment to the Nkomati Peace Accord South African Government Mozambique Government Government South African History
1991 Zviad Gamsakhurdia Is Elected President of Georgia Georgia Elections CNN
Austrian Lauda-Air Boeing 767 Crashes After Stopover in Bangkok, Killing 223 Austria Thailand Air Disasters Death History Channel
1993 Pakistan Supreme Court Reinstates Government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Pakistan Story of Pakistan
1994 President Clinton Opens Trade with China, Drops Human Rights Requirements China President Bill Clinton International Trade Human Rights/Civil Rights Human Rights Watch New York Times
South African President Nelson Mandela Announces His Plan for a Unity Government South African Government Nelson Mandela South African History
1996 Manipulations Force Albania's Opposition Parties Out of Election Albania Elections Human Rights Watch
1997 Australia's Bringing Them Home Report Acknowledges Past Injustices Australia Racism Australian Department of Indigenous Affiars
60 Festival Attendees Are Arrested at the 8th Annual Weedstock Festival, a pro-Marijuana Event in Ferryville, Wisconsin Ferryville, Wisconsin Drug and Alacohol Abuse Crime Wisconsin Historical Society
1998 Supreme Court Rules Historic Immigration Gateway, Ellis Island, Is in NJ Not NY New Jersey U.S. Supreme Court Ellis Island Oyez
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2000 Tens of Thousands Hezbollah Supporters Celebrate Israel's Withdrawal from South Lebanon Lebanon Israel BBC
2001 53-nation African Union Replaces the Organization of African Unity African Union Economic Commission for Africa
2002 Struck by Barge, Oklahoma Interstate Bridge Collapses: 14 Die Oklahoma Naval History Bridges Death CNN