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BEGINNERS

1. Why did AIDS patient Ryan White begin taking classes by telephone on this date in 1985? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what state was children's author Patricia Beatty born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the International Olympic Committee, what event was Steve Ovett favored to win in the 1980 Summer Olympics? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a scientist, mathematician or inventor born on this date: BB BASIN REAL TRUCE
INTERMEDIATE

1. Why was August 26th selected as Women's Equality Day in the United States? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. The Federal Bureau of Investigation file for John Wilkes Booth includes correspondence regarding what theory about Booth? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Library of Congress American Memory, with whom did John Fitch have a patent dispute over the invention of the steamboat? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a 1960s work of Julio Cortázar (according to Authors' Calendar):
ENSCOUT
EXPERT
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1. According to PBS, what are the names of Branford Marsalis' two brothers?

2. According to The New York Times, on this date in 1920, who made the announcement that the 19th Amendment was a part of the U.S. Constitution?

3. According to the History Channel, for what achievement was George E. Day awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor?

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a mural painted by Hale Woodruff (according to Atlanta University):
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Antoine Lavoisier
Born on This Date 1743

[Florida International University]
Chemistry

John Wilkes Booth
Born on This Date 1838

[Chicago Historical Society]
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Hale Woodruff
Born on This Date 1900

[University of Missouri
Kansas City
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American Artists

Patricia Beatty
Born on This Date in 1922

[California Library Association]
Young-adult Authors

Branford Marsalis
Born on This Date 1960

[University of Florida]
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1803
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Meriwether Lewis Is in Pittsburgh Awaiting Completion of His Keelboat for an Aug 31 Launch
Pennsylvania Lewis & Clark Map: 07/15/03 Lewis & Clark Expedition
Keelboats National Park Service
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Today we prepared the deer meat and made the elk skins into a toe rope, we Set out Leaving Dreyer & Shannon to hunt the horses which was lost with directions to follow us keeping on the high lands. Sergt. Gass was put in charge of the late Sergt. Floyd's mess and discharge others of such duties.
South Dakota Lewis & Clark Map: 08/18/04 Lewis & Clark Expedition
Elk Horses Food & Nutrition

The Lewis and Clark Trail History Channel University of Nebraska

1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: This morning was excessively cold; there was ice on the vessels of water which stood exposed to the air nearly a quarter of an inch thick. we collected our horses and set out at sunrise. we soon arrived at the extreem source of the Missouri; here I halted a few minutes, the men drank of the water and consoled themselves with the idea of having at length arrived at this long wished for point. from hence we proceeded to a fine spring on the side of the mountain where I had lain the evening before I first arrived at the Shoshone Camp.

here I halted to dine and graize our horses, there being fine green grass on that part of the hillside which was moistened by the water of the spring while the grass on the other parts was perfectly dry and parched with the sun. I directed a pint of corn to be given each Indian who was engaged in transporting our baggage and about the same quantity to each of the men which they parched pounded and made into supe.

one of the women who had been assisting in the transportation of the baggage halted at a little run about a mile
behind us, and set on the two pack horses which she had been conducting by one of her female friends. I enquired of Cameahwait the cause of her detention, and was informed by him in an unconcerned manner that she had halted to bring fourth a child and would soon overtake us; in about an hour the woman arrived with her newborn babe and
passed us on her way to the camp apparently as well as she ever was. It appears to me that the facility and ease with which the women of the aborigines of North America bring fourth their children is reather a gift of nature than
depending as some have supposed on the habitude of carrying heavy burthens on their backs while in a state of pregnancy.

if a pure and dry air, an elivated and cold country is unfavourable to childbirth, we might expect every difficult incident to that operation of nature in this part of the continent; again as the snake Indians possess an abundance of horses, their women are seldom compelled like those in other parts of the continent to carry burthens on their backs, yet they have their children with equal convenience, and it is a rare occurrence for any of them to experience difficulty in childbirth. I have been several times informed by those who were conversent with the fact, that the indian women who are pregnant by whitemen experience more difficulty in childbirth than when pregnant by an Indian. if this be true it would go far in suport of the opinion I have advanced.—

the tops of the high and irregular mountains which present themselves to our view on the opposite side of this branch of the Columbia are yet perfectly covered with snow; the air which proceeds from those mountains has an agreeable coolness and renders these parched and South hillsides much more supportable at this time of the day it being now about noon.

I observe the indian women collecting the root of a speceis of fennel which grows in the moist grounds and feeding their poor starved children; it is really distressing to witness the situation of those poor wretches.

The Sunflower is very abundant near the watercourses the seeds of this plant are now rip and the natives collect them in considerable quantities and reduce them to meal by pounding and rubing them between smooth stones. this meal
is a favorite food their manner of using it has been beforementioned.

after dinner we continued our rout towards the village. on our near approach we were met by a number of young men on horseback. Cameahwait requested that we would discharge our guns when we arrived in sight of the Village, accordingly when I arrived on an eminence above the village in the plain I drew up the party at open order in a single rank and gave them a runing fire discharging two rounds. they appeared much gratifyed with this exhibition. we then proceeded to the village or encampment of brush lodges 32 in number.

we were conducted to a large lodge which had been prepared for me in the center of their encampment which was situated in a beautifull level smooth and extensive bottom near the river about 3 miles above the place I had first
found them encamped. here we arrived at 6 in the evening arranged our baggage near my tent and placed those of the men on either side of the baggage facing outwards.

I found Colter here who had just arrived with a letter from Capt. Clark in which Capt. C. had given me an account of his perigrination and the description of the river and country as before detailed from this view of the subject I found it a
folly to think of attemping to decend this river in canoes and therefore determined to commence the purchase of horses in the morning from the indians in order to carry into execution the design passing the rocky Mountains.

I now informed Cameahwait of my intended expedition overland to the great river which lay in the plains beyond the mountains and told him that I wished to purchase 20 horses of himself and his people to convey our baggage. he observed that the Minnetares had stolen a great number of their horses this spring but hoped his people would spear me the number I wished.

I also asked a guide, he observed that he had no doubt but the old man who was with Capt. C. would accompany us if we wished him and that he was better informed of the country than any of them. matters being thus far arranged I directed the fiddle to be played and the party danced very merily much to the amusement and gratification of the natives, though I must confess that the state of my own mind at this moment did not well accord with the prevailing mirth as I somewhat feared that the caprice of the indians might suddenly induce them to withhold their horses from us without which my hopes of prosicuting my voyage to advantage was lost; however I determined to keep the indians in a good humour if possible, and to loose no time in obtaining the necessary number of horses.

I directed the hunters to turn out early in the morning and indeavor to obtain some meat. I had nothing but a little parched corn to eat this evening.


Clark: a fine morning Despatched three men a head to hunt, our horses missing Sent out my guide and four men to hunt them, which detained me untill 9 oClock a. m. at which time I Set out and proceeded on by the way of the forks
to the Indian Camps

at the first were not one mouthfull to eate untill night as our hunters could kill nothing and I could See & catch no fish except a few Small ones. The Indians gave us 2 sammon boiled which I gave to the men, one of my men Shot a Sammon in the river about Sunset those fish gave us a Supper. all the Camp flocked about me untill I went to Sleep— and I beleve if they had a Sufficency to eate themselves and any to Spare they would be liberal of it

I derected the men to mend their Mockessons to night and turn out in the morning early to hunt Deer fish birds &c. &c. Saw great numbers of the large Black grass hopper Some hars which were verry wild, but few Birds. a number of ground Lizards; Some fiew Pigions

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 08/18/05 Lemhi County, Idaho Shoshone Indians

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a heavy dew this morning

the hunters or Shannon & the 2 fields came up at Sunrise and we Set out, they had killed only 2 Small deer one of which they had eat

at 8 passed the place the Tetons were encamped at the time they attempted to Stop us in Septr. 1804, and at 9 A. M. passed the enterance of Teton River.

Saw Several black tail or Mule deer and Sent out to kill them but they were wild and the hunters Could not get a Shot at either of them. a fiew miles below the Teton river I observed a buffalow Skin Canoe lying on the S Shore and a Short distance lower a raft which induces me to Suspect that the Tetons are not on the Missouri at the big bend as we were informed by the Ricaras, but up the Teton river.

at Meridn. we halted on the N E. Side opposit a handsom leavel plain in which there is great quantities of plumbs which are not yet ripe. we passed the enteranc of Smoke Creek and landed and Continued two hours to Stop a leak in the perogue and fix the Stearing oare, Saw great quantities of Grapes, they are black tho' not thurerly ripe.

at 5 P M. we landed a Louisells fort on Ceder Island, this fort is entire and every part appears to be in the Same state it was when we passed it in Septr. 1804. I observed the appearance of 3 fires in the houses which appeared to have been made 10 or 12 days past.

we proceeded on about 10 miles lower and encamped on the S. W. Side opposit our outward bound encampment of the 21st of Septr. 1804, a fiew miles above Tylors River.

we had a Stiff breeze from the S. E. which continued to blow the greater part of the night dry and pleasent. as we were now in the Country where we were informed the Sceoux were assembled we were much on our guard deturmined to put up with no insults from those bands of Seioux, all the arms &. in perfect order.

Capt. L. is Still on the mending hand he walks a little. I have discontinued the tent in the hole where the ball entered, agreeable to his request. he tells me that he is fully Convinced that the wound is sufficiently heeled for the tents to be discontinued. we made 60 miles to day with the wind ahead greater part of the day—

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 08/18/05 Lyman County, South Dakota Native Americans

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