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Luis Rodriguez
Born 1954



Jose Rebecca Lobo
Born 1973



Antonia Novello
Born 1944



Martin Sheen
Born 1940



Celia Cruz
Born 1924



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5-Minute Quests

1. In what state was children's author Ned O'Gorman born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who completed his circumnavigation of the world on this date in 1580? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Library of Congress, how did Jonathan Chapman earn the name Johnny Appleseed? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by George Gershwin.

1. Who were the two men who were sworn in as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on this date in 1986? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to her official website, for which newspaper did Berthe Amoss once write a column? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. Which prize for fiction was awarded to Jane Smiley in 1992? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by T.S. Eliot:
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Michigan Tech University, Joseph-Louis Proust's experiments eventually led to what scientific law?

2. According to the Nobel Foundation, for what achievement was T.S. Eliot awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize for Literature?

3. According to African-American Heritage in what event did Meredith Gourdine win a silver medal at the 1952 Olympic Games?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by Gloria Anzaldúa (according to the University of Minnesota):

Joseph-Louis Proust
Born on This Date 1866

[University of Pennsylvania]


Johnny Appleseed
Born on This Date in 1774

[Johnny Appleseed
Trail Association]

Johnny Appleseed

T.S. Eliot
Born on This Date 1888

[Lucid Cafe]

Poetry 1946 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Berthe Amoss
Born on This Date 1925

[Official Website]

Primary Children's Author

Gloria Anzaldúa
Born on This Date 1942

[University of Minnesota]


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1783 Jane Taylor (English Poet: Author of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star") English Authors Primary Children's Authors Poetry
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1891 Charles Munch (German-born Conductor) German Performing Artists Classical Musicians
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Set out early and proceeded on down the river to a bottom opposit the forks of the river on the South Side and formed a Camp.

[The "Canoe Camp," at which they remained until October 7, 1805, is about five miles west of Orofino, in Clearwater County, Idaho, on the south bank of the Clearwater and opposite the mouth fo the North Fork Clearwater (Lewis and Clark's Chopunnish River). It is one of the major sites in the Nez Perce National Historical Park.]

Soon after our arrival a raft Came down the N. fork on which was two men, they came too, I had the axes distributed and handled and men apportioned ready to commence building canoes on tomorrow, our axes are Small & badly Calculated to build Canoes of the large Pine,

Capt Lewis Still very unwell, Several men taken Sick on the way down, I administered Salts Pils Galip, Tarter emetic &c. I feel unwell this evening,

[Jalap, the powdered root of a Mexican plant, Exogonium jalapa, used as a purgative to evacuate the bowels; the other medicines served a similar purpose.]

two Chiefs & their families follow us and encamp near us, they have great numbers of horses.

This day proved verry hot, we purchase fresh Salmon of the Indians.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Native Americans
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a fine morning we commenced wrighting &c

[This is the last daily entry and the last of the captains' daily journal entries for the expedition. The remainder of journal consists of blank pages, maps and notes on Bon Homme Island, and a number of miscellaneous notes, including Clark's weather diary for September 1806, Clark's summary of Lewis's journey from Travelers' Rest to the Great Falls of the Missouri, a map of that route, and several other items. The nature of this "wrighting" is not clear. Some of the letters they had begun a few days earlier may not yet have been finished. It is likely that they were writing other letters in the next few days. It is possible that Clark still had some of his journals to complete.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 09/22/1906 St. Louis, Missouri

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1810 The Territory Between the Perdido River in West Florida and the Mississippi River Is Declared an Independent Republic Florida Alabama Mississippi Louisiana U.S. History Florida Historical Society
1832 Construction Is Started on Indiana's First Statehouse in Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana Historical Society
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1862 Dakota Release 269 White Captives in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota Minnesota Dakota Indians POW/MIA Minnesota Historical Society
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1867 President Taft Issues Executive Order 1248, Allocating Land on Alaska's Hawkins Island for Coast Defense Fortifications Alaska President William Howard Taft Alaska State Historical Association
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1901 Leon Czolgosz Sentenced to Death for McKinley's Murder Assassination of President McKinley The American Presidency University of Buffalo
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1914 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Created U.S. Federal Trade Commission New York Times
1918 John Dos Passos Is Inducted into the U.S. Army Medical Corps  John Dos Passos American Authors World War I American Collection
1926 A Monument Is Dedicated at the Wallowa Lake, Oregon Burial Site of Nez Percé Chief Joseph Wallowa Lake, Oregon Chief Joseph
1928 Health Authorities at Belle Glade, Florida Cremate 306 Bodies of Victims of September 15-16 Hurricane Belle Glade, Florida Hurricanes Death Florida Historical Society
Truck Driver Ray Tenney Is Killed When His Gasoline Truck Breaks through the Floor of a Covered Bridge in Upshur County, West Virginia Upshur County, West Virginia Covered Bridges Transportation Death West Virginia State Archive
1934 In Compliance with Federal anti-Trust Actions, Boeing's United Aircraft and Transport Conglomerate Is Dissolved Washington Business Anti-Trust Law Business & Economics Aviation History Boeing History Link
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1944 Germans Devastate Allies at Arnhem Netherlands Nazi Germany World War II History Channel BBC
1945 Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, Is First U.S. Soldier Killed in Vietnam Vietnam War Death Historic Firsts History Channel
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1956 President Eisenhower Suffers a Heart Attack President Dwight Eisenhower Health Care Heart Disease/Heart Attacks History Channel
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1961 Roger Maris Ties Babe Ruth's Record with 60th Home Run Roger Maris Babe Ruth Baseball New York Times
1962 The Yemen Monarchy of Imam Muhammad al-Badr Is Overthrown Yemen U.S. Army
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1964 Gilligan's Island Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database
1967 Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 2 Is First Performed by the Moscow Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1969 "The Beatles" Release Last Album, "Abby Road" The Beatles Popular Music
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1971 Richard Nixon Meets Japan's Emperor Hirohito in Alaska Alaska Richard Nixon Japan City of Anchorage
1973 Concorde Slashes Flight Time with First Atlantic Crossing Avaition History Historic Firsts BBC
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Opens in U.S. Theaters Film Internet Movie Database
1981 Boeing 767 Makes Its Maiden Flight in Everett, Washington Washington Aviation Historic Firsts New York Times
1984 British Agree to Transfer Hong Kong to Chinese by 1997 Great Britain China World History BBC
1986 Warren Burger Retires As Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
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1989 Soviet Legislature Approves Anti-Censorship Law Soviet Union Fall of Soviet Communism History Channel
1990 X Ratings for Films Abolished Film Motion Picture Association of America History Channel
1992 The Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial Is Dedicated in St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Vietnam War Minnesota Historical Society
1995 The Bruins Play the Final Game in the Boston Garden Boston NHL Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1996 Shannon Lucid Sets 188-day Endurance Record for U.S. & Women Astronauts Shannon Lucid Women NASA
1997 Two Earthquakes Kill 10 People, Severely Damage Art Treasures in Central Italy Italy Earthquakes Art Death BBC
1998 NCAA-Record 111,238 Fans Watch Michigan Defeat Michigan State, 29-17 Michigan Football State of Michigan
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2002 State-run Senegalese Ferry Capsizes in the Atlantic, 1,800+ People Die Senegal Naval History Death New York Times