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SEPTEMBER 28

 
 

 
Hispanic Artists

American Civil Liberties Union
General Resources
Hispanic Authors and Illustrators Hispanic Chronology
Hispanic Explorers, Pioneers and Astronauts Education, Libraries & Museums
Hispanic Business Leaders Hispanic Related Literature
Hispanic Scientists and Mathematicians Hispanic Teacher Resources
Hispanic Military Leaders
Hispanic Performing Artists
Hispanic Political and Social Leaders
Hispanic Sports Figures
 
 
 
National Hispanic Heritage Month

2000

 
Separation Bar

Anthony Quinn
Born 1915

[HHAF]

Actors


Dolores Huerta
Born 1930

[HHAF]

Labor


Cruz Reynoso
Born 1931

[HHAF]

Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources


Oscar Hijuelos
Born 1951

[HHAF]

Authors 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


Sammy Sosa
Born 1968

[HHAF]

Baseball

 
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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

Answers to all questions can be found on this page or by using links provided on this page.
Good Luck!
5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. What two accomplishments did Ted Williams achieve 17 years apart on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Whose birth date was made a Georgia state holiday on this date in 1889? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to his PBS biography, why was David Walker a free man even though his father was a slave? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a performing artist born on this date:
VILLA DUNES
INTERMEDIATE

1. Who arrived at the site of present-day San Diego, CA on this date in 1542? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Spartacus, in what town was Georges Clemenceau a school teacher during his time in the United States? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Bowdoin College, in which four cities did Kate Douglas Wiggin live? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book by Kate Douglas Wiggin (according to James Madison University):
MARS MAIL
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Wikipedia, how did Al Capp lose his right leg?

2. According to MIT, when he was with Sperry Rand, what computer did Seymour Cray help to invent and design?

3. According to the New York Times, how long did it take the two Army planes to circle the globe in their around-the-world flight that was completed on this date in 1924?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of an 1830 work by Prosper Mérimée (according to the Authors' Calendar):
RELIED CATARACT TRIP
 
 
David Walker
David Walker
Born on This Date 1785

[Glencoe]

Abolition

Georges Clemenceau
Georges Clemenceau
Born on This Date 1841

[PBS]

French Political Leader

Kate Douglas Wiggin
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Born on This Date 1856

[Gale Group]

Young-adult Authors

Al Capp
Al Capp
Born on This Date 1909

[Li'l Abner]

Al Capp

Seymour Cray
Seymour Cray
Born on This Date 1925

[UCSF]

Computer Technology

 
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World Rabies Day
(Observed annually on this date since 2008)
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Czech Republic: Statehood Day
(Observed annually on the feast day of St. Wenceslaus - Patron Saint of the Czech Republic)
Wenceslaus Catholic Saints U.S. Department of State
Taiwan: Teacher's Day
(Annual national holiday on 09/28, recognized in Taiwan as Confucius' birthday)
Teacher's Day Teachers Teacher's Paradise
Calendar
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1856 Kate Douglas Wiggin (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Kate Douglas Wiggin Young-adult Authors
1946 Barbara Samuels (American Children's Author) Primary Children's Authors American Artists & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1803 Prosper Mérimée (French Dramatist, Historian, Archaeologist and Short Story Writer) Prosper Mérimée Stage and Theater World History Archaeology
1892 Elmer Rice (New York City-born Playwright, Director and Novelist) Elmer Rice Plays
1950 John Sayles (New York-born Author, Filmmaker) New York Authors Filmmakers Writer's Almanac
Artists, Architects and Designers
1909 Al Capp (Connecticut-born Cartoonist: Li'l Abner) Al Capp Cartoons & Comics
Classical Composers and Performing Artists
1917 Michael Somes (English Ballet Dancer) English Performing Artists Ballet
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
1698 Pierre-Louis Maupertuis (French Mathematician, Biologist and Astronomer) French Scientists & Mathematicians Math Biology Space and Astronomy
1789 Richard Bright (English Physician, Pioneer Kidney Expert) English Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine Human Digestive and Urinary Systems Intellihealth
1852 Ferdinand-Frédéric-Henri Moissan (French-born 1906 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Parisian Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry Fluorine 1906 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
1925 Seymour Cray (Wisconsin-born Supercomputer Inventor) Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Computer Technology
Business Leaders
1901 William Paley (Chicago-born Founder of CBS) William Paley Television CBS
Political and Social Leaders
1785 David Walker (North Carolina-born African-American Abolitionist) David Walker Abolition African-American Political & Social Leaders
1802 Elias Rector (Virginia-born U.S. Marshall and Director of Indian Affairs in Arkansas) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Akansas Political and Social Leaders Native-American Heritage Arkansas History Commission
1839 Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (New York-born Temperance Crusader and Women's Suffrage Leader) New York Political and Social Leaders Women Drugs Women's Suffrage Statuary Hall Wisconsin Historical Society
1841 Georges Clemenceau (French Statesman; Premier of the Third Republic: 1917-20) Georges Clemenceau World War I
Francis P. Fleming (15th Governor of Florida: 1889-1893) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1871 Frederick Preston Cone (27th Governor of Florida: 1937-1941) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1927 Jo Ann Davidson (First Woman to Become Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives) Ohio Political and Social Leaders American Women Political Leaders Ohio Historical Society
1935 Joan Grove (First Woman in Minnesota to be Elected to State Office (Secretary of State) without Having First Been Appointed to That Office) Monnesota Political and Social Leaders American Women Political Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
The Notorious
1915 Ethel Rosenberg (New York City-born Convicted Spy of American Atomic Secrets) Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Cold War Nuclear Weapons
Performing Artists
1864 Richard Harrison (Canadian-born African-American Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1902 Ed Sullivan (New York City-born Journalist, Television Host) Ed Sullivan Journalism Television
1916 Peter Finch (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1924 Marcello Mastroianni (Italian Actor) Marcello Mastroianni Filmmakers
1934 Brigitte Bardot (French Actress) Brigitte Bardot Actors Film
1964 Janeane Garofalo (New Jersey-born Actress) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1967 Mira Sorvino (New Jersey-born Actress) Mira Sorvino Actors Film
1968 Naomi Watts (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1973 Gwyneth Paltrow (Los Angeles-born Actress) Gwyneth Paltrow American Performing Artists Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1887 Avery Brundage (Detroit-born President of the International Olympic Committee: 1952-72) Avery Brundage Olympic Games
1913 Alice Marble (California-born Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
1919 Tom Harmon (Indiana-born 1940 Heisman Trophy Winner) Indiana Sports Figures 1940 Heisman Trophy Winner College Football Hall of Fame
Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date
929 Wenceslaus (Duke of Bohemia: Patron Saint of the Czech Republic) Wenceslaus Catholic Saints
1891 Herman Melville (New York City-born Author of Moby Dick Herman Melville American Authors American Collection
1895 Louis Pasteur (French-born Chemist) Louis Pasteur Chemistry
1917 Elizabeth Scott Neblett (Mississippi-born Civil War Diarist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Writing American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
1938 Charles Edgar Duryea (Illinois-born Automobile Inventor) Charles Edgar Duryea Automobiles
1953 Edwin Hubble (Missouri-born American Astronomer) Edwin Hubble Space & Astronomy Hubble Telescope
Daniel Thomas McCarty (31st Governor of Florida: 1953) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1954 George Harrison Shull (Ohio-born Botanist, Geneticist) George Shull Botany Genetics
1989 Ferdinand E. Marcos (Former President of the Republic of the Philippines) Ferdinand Marcos
1991 Miles Davis (Illinois-born African-American Jazz Trumpet Player) Miles Davis Jazz African-American Performing Artists History Channel
2000 Pierre Trudeau (Former Canadian prime minister) Pierre Trudeau
2002 Patsy Mink (12-Term Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii) Hawaiian Political and Social Leaders House of Representatives Politics
Historically Notable Events Historically Notable Events
Historic Events that Occurred on this Date between 0 & 999 A.D.
929 Wenceslaus, Duke of Bohemia, Is Murdered by Knights Loyal to His Brother Wenceslaus Catholic Saints
Historic Events of the 1000 -1199 that Occurred on this Date
1066 William the Conqueror Lands in Britain, Beginning the Norman Conquest William the Conqueror Great Britain British Monarchy History Channel
Historic Events of the 1500s that Occurred on this Date
1542 Portuguese Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Sails into San Diego Bay Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo San Diego Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
1634 John Milton's Drama, Comus, Is Performed John Milton History Channel
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1745 'God Save the King' Is Sung for the First Time At London's Drury Lane Theatre Great Britain Music Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1781 American Forces and French Fleet Begin Siege of Yorktown Heights, VA Virginia American Revolution New York Times
1787 Congress Votes to Send New Constitution to State Legislatures for Approval U.S. Congress U.S. Constitution Library of Congress
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Made many attemps in different ways to find our Anchor but could not, the Sand had Covered it, from the misfortune of last night our boat was laying at Shore in a verry unfavourable Situation, after finding that
the anchor Could not be found we deturmined to proceed on,

with great difficuelty got the Chiefs out of our boat, and when we was about Setting out the Class Called the Soldiers took possession of the Cable

the 1s Chief which was Still on board & intended to go a Short distance up with us, I told him the men of his nation Set on the Cable, he went out & told Capt Lewis who was at the bow the men who Set on the Roap was Soldiers and wanted Tobacco, Capt. L. Said would not agree to be forced into any thing, the 2d Chief
Demanded a flag & Tobacco which we refusd. to Give Stateing proper reasons to them for it

after much difucelty—which had nearly reduced us to hostility I threw a Carot of Tobacco to 1s Chief Spoke the Chief gives the Tobaco to his Soldiers & he jurked the rope from them and handed it to the bows man

we then Set out under a Breeze from the S. E. about 2 miles up we observed the 3rd Chief on Shore beckining to us we took him on board he informed us the roap was held by the order of the 2d Chief who was
a Double Spoken man, Soon after we Saw a man Comeing full Speed, thro: the plains left his horse & proceeded across a Sand bar near the Shore we took him on board & observed that he was the Son of the Chief we had on board

we Sent by him a talk to the nation Stateent the Cause of our hoisting the red flag undr. the white, if they were for peace Stay at home & do as we had Derected them, if the were for war ore were Deturmined to Stop us we were ready to defend our Selves,

we halted one houre & ½ on the S. S. & made a Substitute of Stones for a ancher, refreshed our men and proceeded on about 2 miles higher up & came too a verry Small Sand bar in the middle of the river & Stayed all night, I am Verry unwelle for want of Sleep Deturmined to Sleep to night if possible, the men Cooked & we
rested well.

South Dakota Map Lewis & Clark Map: 09/24/04 Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery The Sioux Keelboat Tobacco Carrot
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Kentucky University of Nebraska
1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Our men nearly all Complaining of ther bowels, a heaviness at the Stomach & Lax, Some of those taken first getting better, a number of Indians about us gazeing &c. &c.

This day proved verry worm and Sultery, nothing killed men complaining of their diat of fish & roots. all that is able working at the Canoes,

Several Indians leave us to day, the raft continue on down the river, one old man informed us that he had
been to the White peoples fort at the falls & got white beeds &c his Story was not beleved as he Could
explain nothing.—

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Native Americans Health Care
Lewis & Clark Map: 08/18/05 Clearwater County
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska
1810 Miguel Hidalgo Leads 50,000 Troops in Attack on the City of Guanajuato Miguel Hidalgo War City of Guanajuato
1829 Abolitionist David Walker Publishes the First Edition of His Appeal David Walker Abolition African-American Political & Social Leaders
1831 Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer Is First Published as a Daily Newspaper Michigan Journalism State of Michigan
1835 New Mexico's Governor Orders Land Parcels in the Mora Valley be Distributed to 75 Families Willing to Settle There New Mexico New Mexico Magazine
1853 The First Union Depot in the United States Opens in Indianapolis Indianapolis Railroads Historic Firsts Historical Marker Database
1859 Mexican Nationalist, Juan Cortina, Seizes Control of Brownsville, Texas Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1860 Three Pro-Slavery Sympathizers Raise a Secessionist Flag in Stockton, California Stockton, California Slavery American Civil War LearnCalifornia
1863 Union Generals McCook and Crittenden Accountable for Chickamauga Blunders Battle of Chickamauga The History Channel
1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Is First Female Licensed Physician in Britain. Great Britain Medicine Women Historic Firsts
1868 Whites Attack on Black News Editor in Opelousas, Louisiana Sparks Deadly Violence Lousiana African-American History African-American Registry
1879 The Moses Montefiore Society is the First Jewish Organization in Delaware Delaware Judaism Historic Firsts Jewish Historical Society of Delaware State of Delaware
1889 State of Georgia Makes January 19, Robert E. Lee's Birth Date, a State Holiday Georgia Robert E. Lee Holidays University of Georgia
1895 Three Black Baptist Organizations Unite to Form National Baptist Convention Religion African-American History National Baptist Convention
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1901 King C. Gillette Founds the American Razor Company Wisconsin Business Leaders Gillette
1908 Republican Presidential Candidate William Howard Taft Makes a Whistle-Stop Campaign Tour through Minnesota Minnesota William Howard Taft The American Presidency Republican Party Railroads Minnesota Historical Society
1912 William Christopher Handy's "Memphis Blues" Is First Published W.C. Handy Popular Music Library of Congress
1918 Igor Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" for Narrator and Seven Instruments Is Premiered in Lausanne, Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland Igor Stravinsky Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1920 Eight Chicago White Sox Players Are Indicted for "Fixing" the 1919 World's Series Chicago Baseball New York Times
1922 The First Books Are Added to the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska Libraries and Reference Resources Rasmuson Library Alaska Historical Society
1924 Two Army Planes Land in Seattle to Complete the First Round-the-World-Flight (175 d) Washington State Aviation History Historic Firsts History Link
1937 President Franklin Roosevelt Visits the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River Oregon Washington President Franklin Roosevelt Columbia River Bonneville Dam SalemOregon.com
1939 Soviet Union and Germany Agree to Partition Plan for Poland Poland Soviet Union Nazi Germany New York Times
1940 Michigan's Tom Harmon Makes TD Runs of 94, 86, 70 & 7 yds Against Cal Indiana Sports Figures University of Michigan 1940 Heisman Trophy Winner College Football Hall of Fame USA Today
1941 Ted Williams Goes 6-8 in Doubleheader to Finish Season with .406 Average Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1942 Australians Recapture Ioribaiwa village and Eorbaiwa Ridge, New Guinea Australia Japanese New Guinea World War II Australian Department of Defence
1948 The Freedom Train Stops in Bluefield, West Virginia Bluefield, West Virginia Railroad West Virginia State Archive
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Is Released Across the U.S. Film Internet Movie Database American Public Media
1953 Charley Eugene Johns Becomes the 32nd Governor of Florida on the Death of Governor Daniel Thomas McCarty Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
Life Magazine Article Features the Northwest School of American Painters Journalism American Artists History Link
1955 The Final Baseball Game Is Played in Minneapolis' Nicollet Park Minnespolis, Minnesota Baseball Minnesota Historical Society
1958 40-year-old Ted Williams Goes 2-4 to Win 6th AL Batting Title (.328 average) Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1959 Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev and American President Dwight Eisenhower Offer Views on Summit Meeting Nikita Khrushchev Dwight Eisenhower Cold War History Channel
1960 Ted Williams Hits a Home Run in His Final Major League At-bat Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1961 "Purlie Victorious" by Ossie Davis, Opens on Broadway Ossie Davis Plays African-American History Internet Broadway Database
1962 100-mph Tornado Hits the Sand Point Area of Seattle as the First Confirmed Tornado in Western Washington Seattle, Washington Tornados Historic Firsts History Link
1964 Warren Commission Concludes Kennedy Assassination Not a Conspiracy Assassination of John F. Kennedy Historic Documents of the United States BBC
1965 "Freedom Flights" Begin Between Cuba and Florida, Bringing a Second Round of Cuban Immigrants to the U.S. Cuba Florida Immigration Aviation History Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1966 In Gainesville, Florida, Santa Fe Junior College Opens Its Doors to the First Students Gainesville, Florida Education Historic Firsts Santa Fe Junior College
1967 Walter Washington Takes Office as First Mayor of the District of Columbia Washington D.C. Historic Firsts New York Times
1968 Beatles' "Hey Jude" Longest Record to Reach #1 (7+ minutes) The Beatles Popular Music History Channel
1969 Jack Kerouac's Article "After Me, the Deluge" Appears in the Chicago Tribune Jack Kerouac Journalism American Collection
1972 Japan and Communist China Agree to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations Japan China The Cold War New York Times
1984 Court Rules British Miners' Strike to be Unlawful Great Britain Labor Job Actions Law & Legal Resources BBC
1987 National Museum of African Art Moves to New Facility on the National Mall Smithsonian Institution African-American History African-American Registry
1988 President Reagan Signs Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement into Law Canada President Ronald Reagan Business & Economics Reagan Presidential Library
Orel Hershiser Extends His Consecutive Shutout Innings Record to 59 Baseball USA Today
1991 Hammering Man, a 22,000-Pound 48"-Tall Sculpture, Is Damaged While Being Installed in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Art History Link
1994 Estonia Ferry Sinks in the Baltic Sea with 950 People on Board Estonia Naval History Death BBC
1995 Israel and PLO Agree to Transfer Much of West Bank Control to Arab Residents Israel BBC
Historic Events that occurred 2000 to present
2002 Iraq Rejects U.N. Plan to Disarm and Open Palaces for Weapons Searches United Nations Iraq New York Times
Tom Wright, Clarence Carter, the Harmonnners & TLC Inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame Georgia Music Georgia Music Hall of Fame University of Georgia