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5-Minute Quests

1. Who were the two baseball players who hit back-to-back home runs for the Seattle Mariners on this date in 1990? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. The words to what song were first written on this date in 1814? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the University of Southern Mississippi, how many books did John Steptoe illustrate during his 20-year career? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a scientist or mathematician born on this date:

1. Who was defeated at Nicaragua's Battle of San Jacinto on this date in 1856? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the Library of Congress, what inspired Lola Rodríguez de Tió to write the patriotic lyrics to the tune of "La Borinqueña? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the History Channel, what did Napoleon find when he entered Moscow on this date in 1812? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book written by Lola Rodríguez de Tió (according to Puerto Rico Boriken):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the National Museum of American Illustration, Charles Dana Gibson began his career as an apprentice to what architect?

2. According to the National Women's Hall of Fame, what event convinced Margaret Sanger to take up the fight for birth control?

3. According to the Nobel Foundation, for what achievement was Ferid Murad awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a selected work by William H. Armstrong (according to Scholastic):
Lola Rodríguez de Tió
Lola Rodríguez de Tió
Born on This Date 1843

[Patria Grande]


Charles Dana Gibson
Charles Dana Gibson
Born on This Date 1867

[National Museum of
American Illustration]

American Artists
Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger
Born on This Date 1879


Women's Rights

Ferid Murad
Ferid Murad
Born on This Date 1936

[Nobel Foundation]

Medical Research 1998 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology

John Steptoe
John Steptoe
Born on This Date 1950


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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: We couldn't leave today until 11 o'clock because two of my men got drunk and we couldn't find them. When I found them I brought them on board, without their help being that they were so drunk. We passed several riffles and stayed the night on the north- west shore. It was here that we were informed of two women who had contracted malaria who lived on the bank just below. I saw many squirrels today and had my dog catch a few.
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Set out early proceeded on passed Several Sand bars the river wide and Shallow 3 beaver Caught last night, Drizeley rain in the forepart of this day, cloudy and disagreeable, I walked on Shore with a view to find an old Vulcanio, Said to be in this neighbourhood by Mr. J. McKey of St. Charles. I walked on Shore the whole day without Seeing any appearance of the Villcanoe, in my walk I Killed a Buck Goat of this Countrey, about the hight of the Grown Deer, its body Shorter, the Horns which is not very hard and forks ? up one prong Short the other round & Sharp arched, and is imediately above its Eyes the Colour is a light gray with black behind its ears down its neck, and its Jaw white round its neck, its Sides and its rump round its tail which is Short & white verry actively made, has only a pair of hoofs to each foot. his brains on the back of his head, his Norstral large, his eyes like a Sheep— he is more like the Antilope or Gazella of Africa than any other Species of Goat. Shields Killed a Hare like the mountain hare of Europe, waighing 6¼ pounds (altho pore) his head narrow, its ears large i, e, 6 Inches long & 3 Inchs wide one half of each white, the other & out part a lead grey from the toe of the hind foot to toe of the for foot is 2 feet 11 Inches, the hith is 1 foot 1 Inche & ¾, his tail long thick & white.

The rain Continued the Greater part of the day in My ramble I observed, that all those parts of the hills which was
Clear of Grass easily disolved and washed into the river and bottoms, and those hils under which the river run, Sliped into it and disolves and mixes with the water of the river, the bottoms of the river was covered with the water and mud frome the hills about three Inches deep— those bottoms under the hils which is Covered with Grass also [receves?] a great quantity of mud.

Passed 2 Small Creeks on the left shore and Camped below the third, (the place that Shannon the man who went a head lived on grapes) Some heavy Showers of rain all wet, had the Goat & rabit Stufed rained all night

South Dakota Lewis & Clark Map: 09/14/04 Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Volcano Beaver
Pronghorn Smithsonian
White-tailed Jack Rabbit Smithsonian
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Kentucky University of Nebraska
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a Cloudy day in the Valies it rained and hailed, on the top of the mountains Some Snow fell

we Set out early and Crossed a high mount on the right of the Creek for 6 miles to the forks of the Glade Creek the right hand fork which falls in is about the Size of the other, we Crossed to the left Side at the foks, and Crossd a
verry high Steep mountain for 9 miles to a large fork from the left which appears to head in the Snow toped mountains Southerley and S. E.

we Crossd Glade Creek above its mouth, at a place the Tushepaws or Flat head Indians have made 2 wears across
to Catch Sammon and have but latterly left the place I could see no Signs of fish, and the grass entirely eaten out by the horses,

we proceeded on 2 miles & Encamped opposit a Small Island at the mouth of a branch on the right side of the river which is at this place 80 yads wide, Swift and Stoney, here we wer compelled to kill a Colt for our men & Selves to eat for the want of meat & we named the South fork Colt killed Creek, and this river we Call Flathead River—

The Mountains which we passed to day much worst than yesterday the last excessively bad & Thickly Strowed with falling timber & Pine Spruc fur Hackmatak & Tamerack, Steep & Stoney our men and horses much fatigued, The

Gass: We set out early in a cloudy morning; passed over a large mountain, crossed Stony creek, about 30 yards
wide, and then went over another large mountain, on which I saw service-berry bushes hanging full of fruit; but not
yet ripe, owing to the coldness of the climate on these mountains: I also saw a number of other shrubs, which bear fruit, but for which I know no names. There are black elder and bore-tree, [14] pitch and spruce pine all growing together on these mountains.

Being here unable to find a place to halt at, where our horses could feed, we went on to the junction of Stony creek, with another large creek, which a short distance down becomes a considerable river, and encamped for the night,
as it rained and was disagreeable traveling.

The two hunters, that had gone back here joined us with Capt. Lewis's horse, but none of the hunters killed
any thing except 2 or 3 pheasants; on which, without a miracle it was impossible to feed 30 hungry men and upwards, besides some Indians. So Capt. Lewis gave out some portable soup, which he had along, to be used in cases of necessity. Some of the men did not relish this soup, and agreed to kill a Colt; which they immediately did, and set about roasting it; and which appeared to me to be good eating. This day we travelled 17 miles.

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The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Set out early and proceeded on very well. this being the part of the Missouri the Kanzas nation resort to at this Season of the year for the purpose of robbing the perogues passing up to other nations above, we have every reason to expect to meet with them, and agreeably to their Common Custom of examining every thing in the perogues and takeing what they want out of them, it is probable they may wish to take those liberties with us, which we are deturmined not to allow of and for the Smallest insult we Shall fire on them.

at 2 P. M. a little below the lower of the old Kanzas Village we met three large boats bound to the Yanktons and Mahars the property of Mr. Lacroy, Mr. Aiten & Mr. Coutau all from St. Louis, those young men received us with great friendship and pressed on us Some whisky for our men, Bisquet, Pork and Onions, & part of their Stores,

we continued near 2 hours with those boats, makeing every enquirey into the state of our friends and Country &c. those men were much affraid of meeting with the Kanzas.

we Saw 37 Deer on the banks and in the river to Day 5 of which we killed those deer were Meager.

we proceeded on to an Island near the middle of the river below our encampment of the 1st of July 1804 and encamped haveing decended only 53 miles to day. our party received a dram and Sung Songs untill 11 oClock at night in the greatest harmoney.

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The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1810 Spain's Francisco de Venegas Arrives in Mexico City as Mexico's 59th Viceroy Mexico Spain Virtual American Biographies
1812 Napoleon Enters Moscow Moscow France Napoleon Bonaparte The History Channel Writer's Almanac
1835 Ralph Waldo Emerson Marries Lydia Jackson Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors American Collection
1843 Hurricane and 10' Storm Surge Destroy Port Leon, Florida Florida Hurricane Flooding Florida State Historical Society
1847 U.S. Forces under General Winfield Scott Take Control of Mexico City Mexico Winfield Scott Mexican-American War New York Times
1848 Milwaukee Female Seminary Opens Milwaukee, Wisconsin Education Women Religion Wisconsin Historical Society
1854 Anton Bruckner's Mass in Bb ("Missa Solemnis") Is First Performed in St. Florian, Austria Antonin Bruckner Religion Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1856 Nicaraguan Nationals Defeat American Filibusters Led by U.S. William Walker Battle of San Jacinto William Walker
1859 Indian Agent Robert Simpson Neighbors Killed for Efforts to Protect Texas Indians Texas Native American Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1861 Federal Troops Burn Confederate Schooner Judah in Florida's Pensacola Bay Florida Naval History Fire Safety American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
1862 Lee Holds Off Union Forces at South Mountain, Crampton's Gap, Turner's Gap Maryland Robert E. Lee Battles of South Mountain, Crampton's Gap & Turner's Gap The History Channel
1870 Delaware College Reopens After Being Closed for 11 Years Due to Insufficient Funds and Low Enrollments Delaware Education Education Economics University of Delaware State of Delaware
1871 In Minnesota, Horace Greeley Speaks at the Hennepin County Agricultural Fair About Federal and State Protection for Farmers Hennepin County Horace Greeley Farming & Agriculture U.S. Government Minnesota Historical Society
1874 White Supremacists Triumph at New Orleans "Battle of Liberty Place": 27 Die Battle of Liberty Place Racism Death Louisiana State Museum
1875 In New Mexico, a Methodist Minister Is Killed by Operatives of Lawyers and Businessmen Seeking Control of Spanish Land Grants New Mexico Crime Death New Mexico Magazine
1885 State of Georgia Cedes Land for Construction of Federal Fort McPherson Georgia Forts Fort McPherson University of Georgia
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Is Founded as Milwaukee State Normal School Milwaukee, Wisconsin Education University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wisconsin Historical Society
1886 First U.S. Patent for a Typewriter Ribbon Is Issued to George Kerr Anderson of Tennessee Tennessee Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts National Technical Employment Services
1888 Fire Consumes an Entire Block of Homes and Businesses in Washburn, Wisconsin Washburn, Wisconsin Fire Safety Wisconsin Historical Society
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1901 President McKinley Dies from Assassin Gunshot Wounds Assassination of President William McKinley President Theodore Roosevelt The American Presidency Gun Control Death
1905 Oldest Annual Car Race First Run for Britain's Royal Automobile Club Trophy Great Britain Auto Racing Historic Firsts Isle of Man Guide
1910 University of Arkansas-Monticello Opens Its Doors Monticello, Arkansas Education Historic Firsts University of Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas History Commission
1911 First Texas Mexican-American Civil Rights Conference Is Held in Laredo Texas Civil Rights/Human Rights Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1914 W. C. Handy Copyrights "The St. Louis Blues" W. C. Handy Copyright, Tradmarks Composers African-American Composers American Public Media
1917 Pioneer Hall Opens in Fairbanks, Alaska with a Potlatch Dance Fairbanks, Alaska Pioneer Hall Alaska Historical Society
1918 In Wisconsin, a Mob Surrounds the Home of Caroline Krueger When Her Three Sons Refuse to Enlist for Military Service in Europe Wisconsin World War I Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Five Die When Hurricane Destroys Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas Texas Hurricane Health Care Death Texas State Historical Association
1920 Detroit Station Broadcasts First Live Dance Music on the Radio Detroit Radio Dance Historic Firsts The History Channel
1924 First Hydroelectric Power From Skagit River Gorge Dam Reaches Seattle Washington Dams Electricity Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1927 Portland, Oregon Welcomes Charles Lindbergh with a Parade, a Banquet and a Radio Broadcast for Children Portland, Oregon Charles Lindbergh
1930 Stunning Election Triumph Makes Nazis Germany's Second Largest Party Germany Nazi Germany Elections History Place
1940 Congress Passes Selective Service Act: First Peacetime Draft in U.S. History U.S. Congress Selective Service New York Times
1948 United Nations Breaks Ground for World Headquarters in New York City United Nations New York City New York Times
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1953 Ernie Banks (ss) & Gene Baker (2b) First Cubs' African-American Players Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History The Chicago Cub Historic Firsts African American Registry
1954 Benjamin Britten's Opera, "The Turn of the Screw," Is First Performed in Venice, Italy at the Teatro La Fenice Venice, Italy English Composers Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1955 Little Richard Records "Tutti Frutti" Little Richard Popular Music African American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1959 Soviet Probe Luna 2 Crash Lands as First Man-made Object on the Moon Soviet Space Program Cold War Lunar Exploration Historic Firsts Luna 2
1964 President Lyndon Johnson Presents John Steinbeck the Medal of Freedom John Steinbeck President Lyndon Johnson American Authors The History Channel American Collection
1968 Detroit's Denny McClain Defeats Oakland 5-4 to Win 30 Games (31-4) Detroit Sports Figures Baseball USA Today State of Michigan
Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 12 Is First Performed in Moscow by the Beethoven Quartet Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1969 Richard Brickhouse Wins First Talladega 500 at Alabama's Talladega Speedway Alabama NASCAR Talladega
1972 The Family Drama Series ''The Waltons'' Premieres on CBS Family Television Internet Movie Database
1974 Eric Clapton First Tops the Charts with "I Shot the Sheriff" Eric Clapton Popular Music The History Channel
1975 Unemployed Teacher Slashes Rembrandt Masterpiece, "The Nightwatch" Dutch Artists Nationmaster
Pope Paul VI Declares Mother Seton the First U.S.-born Saint Catholic Saints Mother Seton Historic Firsts New York Times New York Historical Society
1978 Samuel Barber's Third Essay for Orchestra Is First Performed by the New York Philharmonic, Conducted by Zubin Mehta New York Philharmonic Samuel Barber Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1982 Lebanon's President-elect, Bashir Gemayel, Is Killed by a Bomb Lebanon Terrorism Death New York Times
1987 Cal Ripken Jr.'s Consecutive-innings Streak Is Stopped at 8,243 Innings Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball Hall of Fame ESPN
1990 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey, Jr. Hit Back-to-Back Home Runs for Seattle Mariners Baseball African-American History The Seattle Mariners Historic Firsts African American Registry
1994 Commissioner Bud Selig Cancels Baseball Season Due to Player Strike Bud Selig Baseball Labor Job Actions New York Times
1996 Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk Pardons Khmer Rouge Leader Leng Sary Cambodia Human Rights Watch
1999 Hurricane Floyd Hits Delaware, Drowning 2 Children and Leaving 25,000 People without Power Delaware Hurricanes Death State of Delaware
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2001 FBI Names 19 Suspects Responsible for Sept 11 World Trade Center Attack World Trade Center Attack FBI Terrorism New York Times
President Bush Addresses Rescue Workers at World Trade Center Ruins World Trade Center Attack President George W. Bush Terrorism CNN