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Today's 5-Minute Quest
ABE QUIZ MOM
3. According to the Gale Group, who was Jacob Lawrence's teacher when his mother enrolled him in an arts and crafts program at the local community center? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)
FABRICATED HENRY SMOOTH
Queen Elizabeth I
Born on This Date 1533
Born on This Date 1860
[New York Times]
Born on This Date 1912
James Van Allen
Born on This Date 1914
Born on This Date 1917
[U.S. Coast Guard]
Brazil: Independence Day
(Commemorates Dom Pedro's Declaration Independence for Brazil from Portugal: 09/07/1822)
Mozambique: Victory Day/Lusaka Agreement Day
(Commemorates the cease fire that results in an independent Mozambique: 09/07/1974)
New York: Grandma Moses
(Declared by Governor Nelson Rockefeller on Grandma Moses' 100th birthday: 09/07/1961)
|1889||Elmer Hader (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator)|
|1904||C. B. Colby (New Hampshire-born Children's Author)|
|1917||Jacob Lawrence (New Jersey-born African-American Illustrator)|
|1941||Alexandra Day (Ohio-born Children's Author, Illustrator)|
|1873||Carl Becker (Iowa-born Historian)|
|1885||Elinor Wylie (New Jersey-born Poet and Novelist)|
|1887||Edith Sitwell (English Poet)|
|1900||Taylor Caldwell (English-born American Novelist)|
|1915||Isabella Gardner (Massachusetts-born Poet)|
|1919||Louise Bennett (Jamaican-born African-American Poet)|
|1932||Malcolm Bradbury (English Teacher and Novelist of Amsterdam)|
|1946||Joseph Klein (New York City-born Novelist and Journalist)|
|1962||Jennifer Egan (Chicago-born Novelist and Short-Story Writer)|
|1814||William Butterfield (English Gothic Revival Architect)|
|1860||Grandma Moses (New York-born American Folk Painter)|
|1829||Friedrich August Kekulé (German Organic Chemist)|
|Ferdinand Hayden (Massachusetts-born Geologist)|
|1840||Luther Childs Crowell (Massachusetts-born Inventor)|
|1855||William Friese-Greene (English Inventor of Motion Picture Cameras)|
|1908||Michael DeBakey (Louisiana-born Heart Surgeon)|
|1914||James Alfred Van Allen (Iowa-born Astrophysicist; Namesake of the Van Allen Radiation Belt)|
|1917||John Cornforth (Australian-born 1975 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry)|
|1955||Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov (Russian Mathematician)|
|1867||John Pierpont Morgan Jr. (New York-born Banker and Financier)|
|1912||David Packard (Colorado-born Engineer; Founder of Hewlett-Packard)|
|1533||Elizabeth the First, Queen of England|
|1909||Elia Kazan (Turkish-born Greek-American Director and Author)|
|1913||Anthony Quayle (English Actor, Director)|
|1921||Arthur Ferrante (New York City-born Popular Pianist)|
|1930||Sonny Rollins (New York City-born African-American Jazz Tenor Saxophonist)|
|1936||Buddy Holly (Texas-born Popular Singer, Songwriter)|
|1908||Paul Brown (Ohio-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame)|
|1923||Louise Suggs (Georgia-born Member of the LPGA Hall of Fame)|
|1971||Brianna Scurry (Minnesota-born African-American Goalie of the American Women's World Champion Soccer Team)|
|1881||Sidney Lanier (Georgia-born Poet)|
|1892||John Greenleaf Whittier (Massachusetts-born Poet)|
|1949||Jose Clemente Orozco (Mexican Artist)|
|1954||Glenn "Pop" Warner (New York-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame)|
|1969||Everett M. Dirksen (Illinois-born U.S. Senator)|
|1973||Elmer Hader (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator)|
|1985||Rodney Porter (English-born 1972 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology)|
|1991||Edwin McMillan (California-born 1951 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)|
|1997||Mobutu Sese Seko (Former Dictator of Zaire, Democratic Republic of Congo)|
|2008||Don Haskins (Oklahoma-born Basketball Coach; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame)|
Lewis: According to custom we were awakened by fog this morning.
Of course, within about 200 paces we were stuck on a riffle. All of the hands got out and moved the boat.
We passed Charles Town [now Wellsburg, West Virginia] over which was built a beautiful wooden bridge. The town has the appearance of a little village of about forty houses.
We reached Wheeling at about 5 in the evening. This village has about 50 houses and in the county town of Ohio (State of Virginia).
On the side of the river where it empties out into the Ohio, stands an old stockade fort, now gone to decay. In this town of Wheeling I picked up some goods that I had ordered to be sent their and found them to be in order. I met with Col. Rodney briefly, one of the commissioners appointed by the government to adjust the land claims in the Mississippi Territory. We remained in this town all night.
Clark: A very cold morning wind SE.
Set out at day light we landed after proceeding 5 ˝ miles, near the foot of a round Mounting, which I saw yesterday, resembling a dome. Capt. Lewis and Myself walked up to the top which forms a Cone and is about 70 feet higher than the high lands around it, the Base is about 300 foot in descending this cupola.
As we descended from this dome, we arrived at a spot, on the gradual descent of the hill, nearly four acres in extent, and covered with small holes: these are the residence of a little animal [prairie dog], called by the French petit chien (little dog), who sit erect near the mouth, and make a whistling noise, but when alarmed take refuge in their holes. In order to bring them out, we poured into one of the holes five barrels of water without filling it, but we dislodged and caught the owner. After digging down another of the holes for six feet, we found, on running a pole into it, that we had not yet dug half way to the bottom: we discovered, however, two frogs in the hole, and near it we killed a dark rattlesnake, which had swallowed a small prairie dog: we were also informed, though we never witnessed the fact,
The petit chien are justly named, as they resemble a small dog in some particulars, though they have also some points of similarity to the squirrel. The head resembles the squirrel in every respect, except that the ear is shorter, the tail like that of the ground-squirrel, the toe-nails are long, the fur is fine, and the long hair is gray. Killed one and caught one a live.
Clark: A Cloudy & rainie Day the greater Part of the Day dark & Drisley
we proceedd on down the river thro a Vallie passed Several Small Runs & 3 creeks on the left The Vallie from 1 to 2 miles wide the Snow top mountains to our left, open hilley Countrey on the right.
One of our hunters Came up this morning without his horse, in the course of the night the horse broke loose & Cleared out—
we did not make Camp untill dark, for the want of a good place, one of our hunters did not join us this evening. he haveing killed an elk packed his horses & could not overtake us
Ordway: a cloudy cold morning.
one of our hunters Stayed out all last night. we set out eairly and proceeded on down the creek. our hunter who Stayed out last night over took us had lost his horse.
we passed over narrow plains larg pine and cotton timber along the creeks high mountains a little to the Lard. Side which is covred thick with Snow. one of our hunters killed two Deer. Some of the other hunters killed 1 goose 1 crain Several pheasants and a hawk.
we proceeded on crossed Several Small creeks and runs we had Several Showers of rain. this valley gitting wider.
Clark: as we were doubtfull that the two fieldses were behind I derected Sergt. Ordway with 4 men to Continue untill Meridian and if those men did not arive by that hour to proceed on. if we met with them at any Short distance a gun Should be fired which would be a Signal for him to proceed on.
we had proceeded on about 8 miles by water and the distance through not more than 1 mile when we Saw the fire of those 2 men, I derected a gun fired as a Signal for Sergt. ordway to proceed on, and took the boys on board. they had killed nothing & informed me they had been Somewhat almd. at our delay, that the distance across from the little Sieoux river was about 1˝ miles only, the bottoms thick and Grass very high.
we proceded on with a Stiff Breeze ahead (note the evaperation on this portion of the Missouri has been noticed as we assended this river, and it now appears to be greater than it was at that time. I am obliged to replenish my ink Stand every day with fresh ink at least 9/10 of which must evaperate.[)]
we proceded on to a bottom on the S W Side a little above the Soldiers river and Came too and Sent out all the hunters. they killed 3 Elk which was at no great distance we Sent out the men and had the flesh brought in Cooked and Dined. Sergt. Ordway Came up & after takeing a Sumptious Dinner
we all Set out at 4 P M wind ahead as usial. at Dusk we came too on the lower part of a Sand bar on the S W side found the Musquetors excessively tormenting not withstanding a Stiff breeze from the S. E. a little after dark the wind increased the Musquetors dispersed our Camp of this night is about 2 miles below our Encampment of the 4th of august 1804 assending we came 44 miles to day only—
|1807||City of Copenhagen and the Danish Fleet Are Surrendered to the British|
|1814||Indiana Territorial Legislature Organizes Switzerland, Posey, and Perry Counties|
|1822||Dom Pedro Decrees Brazil's Independence from Portugal|
|1825||Having Completed His Final Visit of the U.S., the Marquis de Lafayette Sets Sail for France|
|1835||Daniel Wells, Jr. Purchases 100.9 Acres on Lake Michigan, the First Plot of Land Sold in Washington County, Wisconsin|
|1859||The Junction and Breakwater Railroad Engine "Tiger" Arrives in Milford, Delaware from Harrington|
|1864||Union General Sherman Orders Residents of Atlanta, GA to Evacuate City|
|1866||U.S, Soldiers Set Fires to Stores in Brenham, Texas In Retaliation for Newspaper Attacks on the Local Freedmen's Bureau|
|1876||Northfield, Minnesota Residents Foil Bank Robbery by Attacking the James-Younger Gang during Bank Robbery|
|1882||The St. Paul, Minnesota City Council Approves an Appropriation of $5,000 to Establish the St. Paul Public Library|
|1884||In Alaska, the First Presbyterian Church of Sitka Is Organized|
|1885||Minnesota Celebrates Its First Labor Day|
|The Minnesota State Fair Opens for the First Time on Its Present Grounds in St. Paul|
|1891||In Arkansas, College of the Ozarks Opens|
|1901||China's Boxer Rebellion Officially Ends with the Signing of Peace Protocol|
|In Hill County, Texas, the Itasca Cotton Manufacturing Company Processes Its First 100 Bales of Cotton|
|1908||Walter Johnson Pitches His Third Shutout in Four Days, All Against New York|
|Wisconsin's Man Mound Park Is Dedicated in Sauk County|
|1911||French Poet Guillaume Apollinaire Is Arrested for the Theft of the Mona Lisa|
|1914||In Texas, the City of Houston Celebrates the Deepening of the Houston Ship Channel to 25 Feet|
|1920||Mrs. C. Herbert Purdy Is the First Jacksonville Woman to Register to Vote under the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution|
|1927||At His San Francisco Laboratory, Television Pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth Transmits the First Purely Electronic Image|
|1939||The Silver Lake Dam Near Middletown, Delaware Is Washed Out for the 3rd Time in 5 Years|
|1940||Nazi Germany Began Its Initial Blitz on London during World War II|
|1950||The United Nations Rejects Soviet Resolution to Condemn the U.S. Bombing of North Korea|
|1952||The Egyptian Army Forces Prime Minister Aly Maher Out of Office|
|1953||Maureen Connolly First Woman to Sweep Tennis' Grand Slam in a Single Year|
|1962||Laos Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Communist China & North Vietnam|
|Taiwan Severs Diplomatic Relations with Laos|
|1963||Professional Football Hall of Fame Is Dedicated in Canton, Ohio|
|Detroit Lions Coach, Earl "Dutch" Clark, Enters the Professional Football Hall of Fame|
|1974||Jockey Bill Shoemaker Sets Career Record with 6,032 Wins|
|1977||U.S. Transfers Control of the Panamá Canal to Panamá|
|Watergate Conspirator G. Gordon Liddy Released After Four Years in Prison|
|Dane County Residents Vote Judge Archie Simonson Out of Office in Wisconsin's First Judicial-Recall Election|
|1979||Chrysler Corporation Announces Huge Annual Loss|
|Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) Debuts on Cable TV|
|1986||Desmond Tutu Elected as First Black to Lead Southern Africa's Anglican Church|
|1989||Larry Tucker, President of the West Virginia State Senate, Resigns from Office|
|1992||South African Soldiers Kill 24 at an African National Congress Demonstration|
|1998||Mark McGwire Equals Roger Maris' Single-Season Record of 61 Home Runs|
|2002||Serena Williams Defeats Her Sister Venus to Win the U.S. Open Tennis Championship|