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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. In what year on this date did the United States and Russia Agree to Cooperate in Space (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Which three countries were formally recognized as independent states by the United States on this date in 1991? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Gale Group, where was James Forten introduced to the abolitionist philosophy? (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 or illustrator born on this date: COP MAN LENNY
INTERMEDIATE

1. Why has September 2 been chosen as National Day in Vietnam? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the Denver Public Library, what title was sometimes used in reference to Eugene Field? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Framingham.com, how many teachers applied to be astronauts when Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be the first teacher in space? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a poem by Eugene Field (according to Poets' Corner):
BELLY BOUT TILE
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Nobel Foundation, for what achievement was Frederick Soddy chosen as the 1921 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry?

2. According to Dartmouth College, Romare Bearden was born in North Carolina, but where did his family settle?

3. According to the Eisenhower Library, when signed on this date in 1958, for what purpose did the National Defense Education Act provide loans for college students and funds to young people?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by Romare Bearden that is at the Montclair Art Museum (according to Artcyclopedia):
ENTER A FAT LOON
 
 
 
 

James Forten
Born on This Date in 1766

[PBS]

Abolitionist


Eugene Field
Born on This Date 1850

[St. Louis Walk of Fame]

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Frederick Soddy
Born on This Date 1877

[Nobel Foundation]

Chemist1921 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry


Romare Bearden
Born on This Date 1912

[Donegal Middle School]

American Artists


Christa McAuliffe
Born on This Date 1948

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1820 Lucretia Peabody Hale (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1850 Eugene Field (Missouri-born Children's Author) Eugene Field Primary Children's Authors Poetry Journalism
1901 Richard Floethe (German Children's Author, Illustrator) German Authors & Illustrators Artists University of Southern Mississippi
1904 Elizabeth de Treviño (California-born Children's Author Awarded the 1966 Newbery Medal for I, Juan de Pareja) California Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Latin-American Authors 1966 Newbery Medal for I, Juan de Pareja McDougal-Littell
1936 John Bierhorst (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1937 Bernard Most (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrators) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary children's Authors American Artists Official Web Site
1942 Demi (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary children's Authors American Artists Greenville Public Library Children's Literature Web Guide Kidsread
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1944 Penny Colman (Colorado-born Children's Author) Colorado Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site
1958 Lee Sullivan Hill (Connecticut-born Children's Author) Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Society of Illinois Children's Writers and Illustrators
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1840 Giovanni Verga (Italian Novelist, Short Story Writer, Playwright) Italian Authors and Illustrators Plays
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1912 Aubrey Land (Mississippi-born Historian) Mississippi Authors U.S. History
1917 Cleveland Amory (Massachusetts-born Critic, Historian, Journalist, Animal Activist) Massachusetts Authors Journalism Animals
1918 Allen Drury (Texas Author Awarded the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Allen Drury 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1939 Chester L. Sullivan (Mississippi-born Novelist, Poet) Mississippi Authors Poetry
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1902 Rex Goreleigh (Pennsylvania-born African-American Painter) Rex Goreleigh American Artists African American Artists
1912 Romare Bearden (North Carolina-born African-American Artist) Romare Bearden American Artists African American Artists
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1948 Christa McAuliffe (Massachusetts-born Teacher in Space) Christa McAuliffe Education Astronauts
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1814 Ernst Curtius (German Archaeologist) German Scientists & Mathematicians Archaeology Classic Greece
1853 Wilhelm Ostwald (Russian-German 1909 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry)  Wilhelm Ostwald Chemistry 1909 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1877 Frederick Soddy (English 1921 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry)  Frederick Soddy Chemistry Radiation 1921 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1921 Ozzie Williams (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Engineer)  Ozzie Williams Manned Space Exploration African American Scientists & Mathematicians
1923 René Frédéric Thom (French Mathematician Awarded the 1958 Fields Medal) French Mathematicians & Scientists Awarded 1958 Fields Medal
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1964 Keanu Reeves (Lebanese-Canadian Actor) Lebanese Performing Artists Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com Internet Movie Database
1966 Salma Hayek (Mexican-American Actress, Producer) Mexican Performing Artists Actors Film Latin-American Performing Artists Biography.com
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1948 Terry Bradshaw (Louisiana-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Louisiana Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame Biography.com
1952 Jimmy Connors (Illinois-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame)  Jimmy Connors Tennis Hall of Fame Biography.com
1965 Lennox Lewis (English Professional Boxer) Lennox Lewis Boxing Biography.com
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1969 Ho Chi Minh (President of Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh Vietnam War History Channel
1973 J. R. R. Tolkien (English Author)  J. R. R. Tolkien English Authors
1992 Barbara McClintock (Connecticut-born Geneticist; 1983 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Barbara McClintock Genetics 1983 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
2001 Christiaan Barnard (South African Heart Surgeon)  Christiaan Barnard Medical Research The Heart
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1803
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Today we set out at sunrise but encountered a riffle after 2 1/2 miles. We got out and pulled the boat over
it, which took a lot of energy. At nine o'clock we reached the Logtown Riffle which detained us for four hours. We paid a man a dollar to pull us over with a horse and an ox. Many people who live here live off the money made by travelers in trouble. We passed the mouth of two little creeks to the north and ran into another riffle but we made it through alright. The thermometer stood at about 76 in the cabin and about the same when stuck in the river. I noticed that the leaves of the buckeye, Gum and sassafras have begun to fade and turn red
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Pennsylvania Business Trees University of Kentucky The Ohio River
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Today we got an early start and passed the island and landed under the yellowish Clay Bluff. The wind was
very hard and it got cold and rainy. Fields and Howard killed four elk and we skinned the elk. As it cleared up it was cold and the high lands were uneven and leveled back. I noticed a few small streams traveling into the river above. I surveyed the ancient works on the walls and am told that these works are all along the country. About twelve the
wind blew so hard down the river that we could not proceed.
Nebraska South Dakota Elk Lewis & Clark Expedition Lewis & Clark Map: 09/01/04 Nebraska Historical Marker
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Kentucky
1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a Cloudy Mornin, raind Some last night We set out early and proceeded on up the Fish Creek,
Crossed a large fork from the right and one from the left; and at 8 miles left the roade on which we were pursuing
and which leads over to the Missouri; and proceeded up a West fork of Fish Creek without a roade

proceded on thro' thickets in which we were obliged to Cut a road, over rockey hill Sides where our horss were in
pitial danger of Slipping to Ther certain distruction & up & Down Steep hills, where Several horses fell, Some turned over, and others Sliped down Steep hill Sides, one horse Crippeled & 2 gave out.

with the greatest dificuelty risque &c. we made five miles & Encamped on The left Side of the Creek in a Small Stoney bottom

after night Some time before the rear Came up, one Load left, about 2 miles back, the horse on which it was
Carried Crippled.

Some rain at night


Ordway: a cloudy wet morning. we loaded our horses and Set out about 7 oClock, and proceeded on.

the way we had to go was verry bad Some places thick bushes and logs to pass over. other places rockey. our course about N. E. crossed Several creeks or large Spring runs the water of which was verry cold. Saw a nomber of large beaver dams and beaver ponds on this creek.

the pine and balsom fir timber tall and Strait, and pleanty. Some of the pine is large enofe for canoes or boards &C. considerable of common alder along the creeks and runs.

we proceeded on up the creek passed through verry bad thickets where we were oblidged to cut a road for our
horses to pass through.

handsom tall strait pine and balsom fir and a little cotton intermixed. crossed Several branches. Some places muddy. we call this place dismal Swamp. Several beaver dams in it &C. Some places Steep along the edge of the mountains and verry rough and rockey. the mountains make close on each Side of the creek and high covred with pine. this is a verry lonesome place.

Some of our weak horses fell backward climeing the Steep rockey hills, and mountains. we had considerable of trouble this day carring Several of the horses loads up the steep rockey mont. one of the horses gave out So that
he could not carry his load.

we went 13 miles this day and Camped in a thicket near the creek. it was about six miles through the thicket which we call the dismal Swamp. nothing killed this day by the hunters only a fiew Fessents. no game of any kind to be Seen in these mountains.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 08/18/05 Lemhi County, Idaho Shoshone Indians The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Kentucky University of Nebraska
1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Set out at the usial hour passed the River Jacque

at 8 A. M. in the first bottom below on the N E. Side I observed the remains of a house which had been built since we passed up, this most probably was McClellins tradeing house with the Yanktons in the Winter of 1804 & 5.

the wind was hard a head & continued to increas which obliged us to lay by nearly all day.

as our Store of meat, I took with me 8 men and prosued a Small gang of Cows in the plains 3 miles and killed two which was in very good order, had them butchered and each man took a load as much as he Could Carry and returned to the Canoes,

the wind Still high and water rough we did not Set out untill near Sun Set we proceded to a Sand bar a Short distance below the place we had Come too on account of the wind and Encamped on a Sand bar, the woods being the harbor of the Musquetors and the party without the means of Screaning themselves from those tormenting insects. on the Sand bars the wind which generaly blows moderately at night blows off those pests and we Sleep Soundly.

The wind Continued to blow hard from the Same point S. E untill 3 P. M I saw in my walk to day Lynn and Slipery Elm. the plains are tolerably leavel on each Side and very fertile. I saw 4 prarie fowls Common to the Illinois, those are the highest up which have been Seen, white Oak is very Common also white ash on the riveens and high bottoms.

two turkys killed to day of which the Indians very much admired being the first which they ever Saw.

Capt L. is mending fast— we made only 22 Miles to day.

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

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

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1838 Republic of Texas Makes Treaty with North Texas Indians Republic of Texas Native American Heritage Texas State Historical Society
Catholic Missionary, Father Benjamin Marie Petit, Receives Permission to Minister to the Potawatomi Indians Forced to Leave Indiana Indiana Catholicism Potawatami Indians Indiana Historical Society
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1844 French Canadian Voyageur, Trader, and Farmer Benjamin Gervais Founds Little Canada, Minnesota Canadian Explorers Little Canada, Minnesota North American Explorers MInnesota Historical Society
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1862 President Lincoln Reluctantly Restores General George McClellen to Full Command Abraham Lincoln George McClellan American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
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1864 The Forces of Union General William T. Sherman March into Atlanta, Georgia Georgia  William Tecumseh Sherman Fall of Atlanta History Channel University of Georgia
1866 Crete Proclaims Abolition of Turkish Authority and Union with Greece Turkey Greece European History History Channel
1867 West Virginia Agricultural College, Later Named West Virginia University, Begins Its First Term West Virginia Education Education West Virginia University West Virginia State Archive
1868 In St. Paul, Oliver H. Kelley Organizes Minnesota's First Permanent Grange (A Political Movement and Social Organization for Farmers) St. Paul, Minnesota Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts Minnesota State Grange Minnesota Historical Society
1873 The Anti-Monopoly Party, Headed by Ignatius Donnelly, Is Established During a State Convention at Owatonna, Minnesota Owatonna, Minnesota Third-Party Politics Monopoly Minnesota Historical Society
1878 In Arkansas, William R. Miller Receives All Votes Cast for Governor Arkansas Political and Social Leaders Elections Arkansas History Commission
1882 Apopka, Florida Is Incorporated as "Apopka City" Apopka, Florida Florida Historical Society
Whitman College Opens for Classes on the Grounds of Whitman Seminary at Walla Walla, Washington Walla Walla, Washington Education Whitman College HistoryLink
1885 28 Chinese Miners Are Murdered by White Co-Workers in Rock Springs, Wyoming Wyoming Asian-American Studies Death Library of Congress History Channel Asian History
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1898 Lord Kitchener's Forces Defeat Dervishes at Battle of Omdurman, Sudan Great Britain Egypt Sudan African History War Fordham University
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1900 Fire Destroys Four Businesses and Residences in Cocoa, Florida Cocoa, Florida Fire Safety Florida Historical Society
1901 Vice President Theodore Roosevelt Delivers His "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick" Speech at the Minnesota State Fair Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick Speech Minnesota State Fair Writer's Almanac
1902 Detroit Suffers Its First Automobile Fatality Detroit Automotives Death Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1907 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered West of Alaska's Near Islands Alaska Earthquake USGS
1917 German Militarist Conservatives Formally Launch a New Political Party, the Vaterlandspartei or Fatherland Party German Political and Social Leaders World War I History Channel
1923 143,000 People Die As Aftershocks Continue and Fires Consume Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan Earthquake Fire Safety Death History Channel
1924 1,100 Ku Klux Klan Members Rally in Fairmont, Minnesota to Initiate 400 New Members Fairmont, Minnesota Ku Klux Klan Minnesota Historical Society
1930 French Aviators Coste & Bellonte Complete First Europe to U.S. Non-stop Flight France Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1931 Bing Crosby's First Radio Show Debuts on CBS Bing Crosby Radio History Channel
1935 Labor Day 'Storm of the Century' Hurricane Slams the Florida Keys: 408 die Florida Hurricanes Death Weather Channel
George Gershwin Completes Composition of Porgy and Bess George Gershwin Composers Music Library of Congress Writer's Almanac
Alabama Law Creates the State Highway Patrol and Requires a License for Drivers Alabama Government Automobiles Laws and legal Resources Alabama Highway Patrol Alabama State Archives
The First Bridge Connecting Alaska's Douglas Island with Juneau Is Opened Juneau, Alaska Bridges Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1940 President Franklin Roosevelt Dedicates Great Smoky Mountains National Park North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Park Service
U.S. Agrees to Give Britain 50 U.S. Destroyers in Exchange for British Pacific Base Use Great Britain Naval History War U.S. Navy
1944 Anne Frank and Her family Are Placed on a Transport Train from Westerbork to Auschwitz Anne Frank Nazi Germany World War II The Holocaust Writer's Almanac
Future President George H. W. Bush Bails Out as His Bomber Is Shot Down Over the Pacific Ocean President George H. W. Bush Aviation Military History World War II History Channel
1945 Japan Formally Surrenders in Ceremonies Aboard the USS Missouri Japanese Surrender World War II BBC History Channel Writer's Almanac New York Times Asian History Texas State Historical Society
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1946 Ayn Rand Begins Writing Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Authors American Collection
1947 American States Sign Treaty of Rio de Janeiro Committing Mutual Assistance South America  War World History Yale University
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1952 University of Minnesota Doctors Lower the Body Temperature of a 5-year-old Girl to 79° and Perform the First Hypothermic Open-Heart Surgery University of Minnesota Medical Research The Heart Temperature Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1958 President Eisenhower Signs the National Defense Education Act into Law President Dwight Eisenhower Education The National Defense Education Act Eisenhower Library
1962 Cuba and Soviet Union Sign Military and Industrial Assistance Agreement Cuba Soviet Union The Cold War Rutgers University
1963 Alabama Governor Wallace Postpones Opening Tuskegee High School to Prevent Integration George Wallace U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American History Alabama Department of Archives
"CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" Expands from 15 to 30 Minutes Television CBS
1966 Miami Dolphins Defeat the Oakland Raiders 23-14 in Franchise's First Home Game Florida NFL Florida Historical Society
1969 The Star Trek Television Series Airs Its Last Show Television History Channel
1975 Joseph W. Hatchett Is Sworn in As First African-American Justice of Florida Supreme Court Florida Law & Legal Resources African Americans Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1985 A U.S.-French Expedition Announces the Location of the Titanic Wreckage About 560 Miles Off Newfoundland. Newfoundland France The Titanic New York Times
1987 19-year-old German Pilot, Mathias Rust Goes on Trial in Moscow for Flying His Cessna Airplane Into Red Square Soviet Union Notorious Germans Aviation History Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1991 United States Formally Recognizes Independence of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Estonia Latvia Lithuania The Soviet Union The Cold War Human Rights Watch
1992 President Bush Announces $2 Billion in Farm Aid and Fighter-Jet Sale for Texas President George Bush Economics Politics History Channel
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1993 U.S. & Russia Issue Joint Statement of Cooperation in Space Russia NASA Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency
1994 Government of Bulgarian Prime Minister Lyuben Berov Dissolves His Cabinet Bulgaria UNHCR
1995 Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" Is First Record to Debut At #1 Michael Jackson Popular Music Notable African Americans Historic Firsts History Channel
1996 Muslim Rebels in the Southern Philippines Sign a Peace Agreement with the Philippine Government Republic of the Philippines Islam Terrorism Asian History
1998 A United Nations Court Hands Down the First International Conviction for Genocide in Rwanda Rwanda United Nations Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts History Channel
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