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Judith Baca
Born 1946


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Cristina Saralegui
Born 1948


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Gregory Nava
Born 1949


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Liz Balmaseda
Born 1959


Journalism 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary

Mary Jo Fernandez
Born 1971


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5-Minute Quests

1. What is the name of the aquarium that opened on this date in 1923? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. For what invention did Thomas Edison receive a patent on this date in 1914? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Kidsread, what was the title of the first Berenstain Bears book? (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 Stan Berenstain (according to the booklist provided by Scholastic).

1. On this date in 1988, what was the first Space Shuttle to be launched following the Challenger disaster? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the University of North Dakota, in what volcanic field is the Jorullo Volcano located? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation, how many countries has Carmen Delgado-Votaw traveled to as a representative of girls, women and Hispanic people? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a Christmas song written by Gene Autry (according to History Channel):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Web Museum, what is the connection between Gustave Doré and Miguel de Cervantes' book Don Quixote?

2. According to the New York Times, Enrico Fermi concentrated his studies on what short-lived atomic particles?

3. According to Spartacus in what year did Lech Walesa become chairman of the Lenin shipyard's strike committee?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1615 work by Miguel de Cervantes (according to the Authors' Calendar):

Miguel de Cervantes
Born on This Date 1547

[University of Texas]


Enrico Fermi
Born on This Date in 1901

[New Geneva Center]

Nuclear Energy 1938 Nobel Laureate for Physics

Stan Berenstain
Born on This Date 1923

Bear Country Online

Primary Children's Author

Lech Walsea
Born on This Date 1943

[Nobel Foundation]

Labor 1983 Nobel Laureate for Peace

Carmen Delgado-Votaw
Born on This Date 1935

[Hispanic Heritage Awards]

Human Rights Activist

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Set out early Some bad Sand bars,

at 9 oClock we observed the 2d Chief with 2 men and Squars on Shore, they wished to go up with us as far as
the other part of their band, which would meet us on the river above not far Distant we refused to let one more Come on board Stateing Suffient reasons, observd they would walk on Shore to the place we intended to Camp, and told them we Should not Speake to another teton except the one on board with us, who might go on Shore when ever he pleased,

those Indians proceeded on untill later in the evening when the Chief requested that the Perogue might put him across the river which we agreed to— Saw numbers of Elk on the Sand bars today, passed an old Ricara Village at the mouth of a Creek without timber we Stayed all night on the Side of a sand bar ½ a Mile from the Shore.

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a Cool morning wind from the S. W. men Sick as usial, all The men that are able to at work, at the
Canoes Drewyer killed 2 Deer Colter killed 1 Deer, the after part of this day worm Cap Lewis very Sick, and most of the men complaning very much of ther bowels & Stomach

Gass: A fine day; all our hunters went out, and all the men able to work, were employed at the Canoes. At noon two of our hunters came in with 3 Deer; a very welcome sight to the most of us.

Five or six of the men continue unwell.

Whitehouse: A pleasant Morning, all our Men that were able to work, were employed at making the Canoes, Two of our hunters were sent out hunting, About noon the hunters returned to our Camp, with 3 Deer which they had killed. The Natives also brought to us, a number of Salmon, which we purchased
of them for some trifling Articles.—

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