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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. In what year did the Spanish attempt to invade Belize on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. What civil war battle led to the creation of West Virginia? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to his official web site, how long has Roy Doty's work been appearing in advertisements? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1999 book written by Betty Levin (according to Fantastic Fiction).
SORER CASTING CURE
INTERMEDIATE

1. What country declared war on Germany on this date in 1939? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the U.S. Department of State, what kind of government does the nation of Guinea-Bissau have? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Nobel Foundation, with whom did Arthur Holly Compton share the 1927 Nobel Prize for Physics? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson (according to the University of Buffalo):
MODEL C BLANK
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. In what year did the bombing of the town of Guernica, Spain occur?

2. According to the History Channel, on what date did the World War II Blitz of London begin?

3. According to Music of Puerto Rico, what was Jose Feliciano's first hit song?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by Pablo Picasso that is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (according to Artcyclopedia):
TREE SIDE GRUNT
 
 

John R. Lynch
Born on This Date in 1847

[Encyclopedia Britannica]

U.S. Congress


Georgia Douglas Johnson
Born on This Date 1880

[University of Illinois]

Poet


Arthur Holly Compton
Born on This Date 1892

[Nobel Foundation]

Space and Astronomy 1927 Nobel Laureate for Physics


Betty Levin
Born on This Date 1927

[Gale Group]

Young-adult Author


Jose Feliciano
Born on This Date 1945

[Official Website]

Popular Musician

 
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1803
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: When morning woke the rain ceased. The clouds refused to disappear and looked they wanted to rain. There was only a little fog and I should have been able to set out early but we had to wait for the Corporal to return from Wheeling to get the bread. I began to worry that he had deserted because
of the strong reprimand that I had given him. At 8 o'clock he did return and with the bread! We embarked! We passed several bad riffles and at 11 o'clock I landed on the east side of the river and went on shore. There we discovered an Indian grave about 700 paces from the river. The whole mound was covered
with timber from sugar trees, hickory, poplar and red and white oak. I was informed that in removing some of the earth of one of the lesser mounds, two male skeletons were found and some brass beads. We again set off and ran into some bad riffles but we didn't need any help from cattle. We traveled about 24 miles today, the farthest yet. We stayed all night a little above sunfish creek.
Ohio West Virginia Native American Studies University of Kentucky The Ohio River
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark from Collected Entries: It was a cloudy morning and we again set out in a gentle breeze. We passed two small islands. The river is shallow during this day's course, and is falling a little on a hill we found the back bone of a fish, 45 feet long tapering to the tale, some teeth, those joints were seperated and all peterfied, opposit this island 1/12 miles from the river is a large Salt Spring of remarkable Sale water. Three miles above Ceder Island passed a large Island on the south shore, no water on that Side (3) Several elk Swam to this Island passed a Small Island near the Center of the river, of a mile in length, and Camped on one aboav Seperated from the other by a narrow Chanel, Those Islands are Called Mud Islands—The river is falling a little, Elk & buffaloe are in great abundance. Today three buffalo, one elk and deer were killed today and the river is starting to fall.
South Dakota Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 09/09/04 Elk Deer Buffalo Pleisosaur
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Kentucky University of Nebraska
1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Set out at 7 A M. this morning and proceeded down the Flathead river leaving it on our left, the country in the valley of this river is generally a prarie and from five to 6 miles wide the growth is almost altogether pine principally of the longleafed kind, with some spruce and a kind of furr resembleing the scotch furr. near the wartercourses we find
a small proportion of the narrow leafed cottonwood some redwood honeysuckle and rosebushes form the scant proportion of underbrush to be seen.

at 12 we halted on a small branch which falls in to the river on the E. side, where we breakfasted on a scant proportion of meat which we had reserved from the hunt of yesterday added to three geese which one of our hunters killed this morning. two of our hunters have arrived, one of them brought with him a redheaded woodpecker of the large kind common to the U States. this is the first of the kind I have seen since I left the Illinois. just as we were seting out Drewyer arrived with two deer.

we continued our rout down the valley about 4 miles and crossed the river; it is hear a handsome stream about 100 yards wide and affords a considerable quantity of very clear water, the banks are low and it's bed entirely gravel. the stream appears navigable, but from the circumstance of their being no sammon in it I believe that there must be a considerable fall in it below. our guide could not inform us where this river discharge itself into the columbia river he informed us that it continues it's course along the mountains to the N. as far as he knew it and that not very distant from where we then were it formed a junction with a stream nearly as large as itself which took it's rise in the mountains near the Missouri to the East of us and passed through an extensive valley generally open prarie which forms an excellent pass to the Missouri. the point of the Missouri where this Indian pass intersects it, is about 30 miles above the gates of the rocky mountain, or the place where the valley of the Missouri first widens into an extensive plain after entering the rockey mountains. the guide informed us that a man might pass to the missouri
from hence by that rout in four days.

we continued our rout down the W. side of the river about 5 miles further and encamped on a large creek which falls
in on the West as our guide informes that we should leave the river at this place and the weather appearing settled and fair I determined to halt the next day rest our horses and take some scelestial Observations. we called this
Creek Travellers rest. it is about 20 yards wide a fine bould clear runing stream the land through which we passed is but indifferent a could white gravley soil. we estimate our journey of this day at 19 M.


Clark: a fair morning Set out early and proceeded on thro a plain as yesterday down the valley Crossed a large Scattering Creek on which Cotton trees grew at 1˝ miles, a Small one at 10 miles, both from the right, the main river at 15 miles & Encamped on a large Creek from the left which we call Travelers rest Creek. killed 4 Deer & 4 Ducks & 3 prarie fowls. day fair Wind N. W.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 08/18/05 Lolo Trail
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1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: we Set out very early this morning and proceeded on very well with wind moderately a head

we met a Mr. Alexander La fass and three french men from St. Louis in a Small perogue on his way to the River Platt to trade with the Pania Luup or Wolf Indians. this man was extreemly friendly to us he offered us any thing he had, we axcepted of a bottle of whisky only which we gave to our party, Mr. la frost informed us that Genl. Wilkinson and all the troops had decended the Mississippi and Mr. Pike and young Mr. Wilkinson had Set out on an expedition up the Arkansaw river or in that direction

after a delay of half an hour we proceedd on about 3 miles and met a large perogue and 7 Men from St. Louis bound to the Mahars for the purpose of trade, this perogue was in Charge of a Mt. La Craw, we made Some fiew enquiries of this man and again proceeded on through a very bad part of the river Crouded with Snags & Sawyers and incamped on a Sand bar about 4 miles above the grand Nemahar.

we find the river in this timbered Country narrow and more moveing Sands and a much greater quantity of Sawyers or Snags than above. Great caution and much attention is required to Stear Clear of all those dificuelties in this low State of the water. we made 65 Miles to day.

we Saw Deer rackoons and turkies on the Shores to day one of the men killed a racoon which the indians very much admired.

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1838 Hector Berlioz' Opera, "Benvenuto Cellini," Is First Performed at the Paris Opera Hector Berlioz Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
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1856 Ralph Waldo Emerson Delivers an Abolitionist Speech at the Kansas Relief Meeting, Held at Cambridge, Massachusetts Ralph Waldo Emerson Abolition American Collection
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1914 Allied Forces Stop Germans: First Battle of Marne Ends World War I Nationmaster
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