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2003

 
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Linda Chávez-Thompson
Born 1913

[HHAF]

Labor leader


Denise Chávez
Born 1948

[HHAF]

American Authors


Sonia Manzano
Born 1950

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Sesame Street


Omer Minaya

[HHAF]

Baseball Management


Erendira Marcela Alvarez
2003
National Youth Award
Academic Excellence

[HHAF]

Texas

 
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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.
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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. What two American political or social leaders were on born this date in 1924. (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. What country is baseball player Rod Carew from? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. What is Julie Andrews' real name? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a selected publication by Paul Yee (according to the Writers' Union of Canada).
HOT SAT GRIN
INTERMEDIATE

1. In what state was Thomas Edison born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the White House, in what year did Jimmy Carter graduate from the Naval Academy? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Bowdoin College, John Brown Russwurm was the first African American to do what at Bowdoin? (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:
LOY MILL LINT
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Spartacus, what project did Otto Frisch join in 1943?

2. According to Writer's Almanac, Valadmir Horowitz was born in what Ukrainian city?

3. According to the History Channel, what Civil War battle did Rose O'Neal Greenhow help to influence as a Confederate spy?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of work by Tim O'Brien (according to the Tim O'Brien homepage):
TON VOICE MALT
 
 

John Brown Russwurm
Born on This Date 1799

[West Virginia University]

Journalism


Otto Frisch
Born on This Date in 1904

[Sequim H.S., CA]

Nuclear Weapons


Jimmy Carter
Born on This Date 1924

[Future Harvest]

President of the United States 2002 Nobel Laureate for Peace


Julie Andrews
Born on This Date 1935

[Detroit News]

Actor


Paul Yee
Born on This Date 1956

[Writer's Union of Canada]

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1885 Louis Untermeyer (New York City-born Anthologist, Editor, Poet, Children's Author) New York City Authors Young-adult Authors Poetry University of Delaware Spartacus
1930 Ann Morris (American Children's Author) Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
1935 Julie Andrews (English Actress, Singer, Children's Author) Julie Andrews Actors The Sound of Music Primary Children's Authors
1956 Deborah Hautzig (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
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Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1799 John Brown Russwurm (Jamaican-born African-American Journalist, Abolitionist) John Brown Russwurm Journalism Abolition Famous African Americans
1893 Faith Baldwin (New York-born Author) Faith Baldwin
1914 Daniel J. Boorstin (Georgia-born Historian, Author Awarded 1974 Pulitzer Prize for History) Georgia Authors World History 1974 Pulitzer Prize for History Writer's Almanac University of Georgia
1920 David Herbert Donald (Mississippi-born Civil War Historian, Author) Mississippi Authors American Civil War Mississippi Writers Project
1946 Tim O'Brien (Minnesota-born Author) Tim O'Brien
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1832 Henry Clay Work (Connecticut-born Composer) Connecticut Composers Classical Composers
1854 Engelbert Humperdinck (German Composer) Engelbert Humperdinck Classical Composers
1865 Paul Abraham Dukas (French Composer) French Composers Classical Composers
1903 Vladimir Horowitz (Ukrainian Classical Pianist) Vladimir Horowitz Classical Musicians
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1881 William Boeing (Detroit-born Aviation Engineer; Founder of Boeing Aircraft) Detroit Scientists & Mathematicians Aviation Boeing Aircraft
1904 Otto Robert Frisch (German Nuclear Physicist) Otto Robert Frisch Nuclear Fission Nuclear Weapons
1939 George Carruthers (Ohio-born African-American Astrophysicist) Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Space and Astronomy African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
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1831 Claudius C. Wilson (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War
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1923 Pixley Isaka Seme (Founding Member of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC)) South African Political and Social Leaders South African History
1924 Jimmy Carter (Georgia-born 39th President of the United States; 2002 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Jimmy Carter The American Presidency 2002 Nobel Laureate for Peace
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1890 Stanley Holloway (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1920 Walter Matthau (Pennsylvania-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
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1922 Yvonne DeCarlo (Canadian Actress) Yvonne DeCarlo Actors Film
1930 Richard Harris (Irish Actor) Irish Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1935 Julie Andrews (English Actress, Singer, Children's Author) Julie Andrews Actors The Sound of Music Primary Children's Authors
1939 Lilly Tomlin (Detroit-born Comedic Actress) Lily Tomlin Stage and Theater Film Television
1945 Donny Hathaway (Chicago-born African-American Popular Singer) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1946 Barry Gibb (English Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Bee Gees) Barry Gibb Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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1945 Rod Carew (Panamanian Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Panamá Baseball Hall of Fame
1951 George Weah (Liberian Soccer Player, Politician, Philanthropist) Liberian Sports Figures Soccer African American Registry
1963 Mark McGwire (California-born Major League Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball Biography.com
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1864 Rose O'Neal Greenhow (Maryland-born Confederate Spy) Rose O'Neal Greenhow American Civil War
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1964 Ernst Toch (Austrian-American Composer Awarded the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 3) Austrian Composers Composers 1956 Pulitzer Prize for Music
1972 Louis Leakey (English Archaeologist, Anthropologist) English Scientists & Mathematicians Archaeology & Anthropology Evolution
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1800 Spain Secretly Cedes the Louisiana Territory Back to France with the Treaty of San Ildefonso Spain France The Louisiana Territory Napoleon.org Arkansas History Commission
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: The wind blew hard all last night from the S. E. verry Cold Set out early the wind Still hard We passed a River Comes in from the S W. and is about
400 yards wide, the Current appears gentle, throwing out but little Sands, and appears to throw out but little water Above the mouth of this river the Sand
bars are thick and the water Shoal the river Still verry wide and falling a little we are obliged to haul the boat over a Sand bar, after makeing Several attempts
to pass. the wind So hard we Came too & Stayed 3 hours after it Slackened a little we proceeded on round a bend, the wind in the after part of the Day a head—the Sand bars now noumerous, & river more than one mile wide
including the Sand bars.

Continued on with the wind imediately a head, and Came too on a large Sand
bar in the middle of the river, we Saw a man opposit to our Camp on the L. S. which we discovd. to be a Frenchman, a little from Shore among the willows we observed a house, we Call to them to come over, a boy Came in a Canoo & informed that 2 french men were at the house with good to trade with the Seauex which he expected down from the rickerries everry day, Severl large parties of
Seauex Set out from the rics for this place to trade with those men— This Mr. Jon Vallie informs us that he wintered last winter 300 Leagues up the Chien River under the Black mountains, he informs that this river is verry rapid and dificiult even for Canoos to assend and when riseing the Swels is verry high, one hundred Leagues up it forks one fork Comes from the S. the other at 40 Leagues above the forks enters the black Mountain.

The Countrey from the Missourie to the black mountain is much like the Countrey on the Missourie, less timber & a greatr perpotion of Ceder. The black Mountains he Says is verry high, and Some parts of it has Snow on it in the Summer great quantities of Pine Grow on the mountains, a great noise is heard frequently on those mountains"— on the mountains great numbers of goat, and a kind of Anamale with large Circuler horns, This animale is nearly the Size of an Argalia Small Elk. White bear is also plenty— The Chayenne Indians are about 300 lodges they inhabit this river principally, and Steel horses from the Spanish Settlements. This frenchman gives an account of a white booted turkey an inhabitant of the Cout Noie—

[NOTE: The "Black Mountains," also "Cote noir" are here the actual Black Hills of South Dakota. What little information whites had about this range came largely from Indian reports, and no one had any clear idea of its extent and location. At this point the captains applied the name to all the eastern outlying ranges of the Rockies. Vallé's north fork of the Cheyenne is the present Belle Fourche River, which meets the Cheyenne in eastern Meade County, South Dakota. Taking a league to be three miles, Vallé's distance estimates are far too great.]

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1825 In Indiana, the First Issue of the New Harmony "Gazette" Comes Off the Press with a Woman As Editor New Harmony, Indiana Journalism American Women Authors Indiana Historical Society
1832 In Wisconsin, General Henry Atkinson Begins Building Fort Koshkonong (to be Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin) Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Forts Wisconsin Historical Society
1834 The Plat of New Boston, Illinois, Surveyed by Abraham Lincoln, Is Filed with the Warren County Recorder New Boston, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1837 The Texas General Land Office Opens in Houston Houston, Texas Texas State  Historical Association
1838 12,500 Cherokees Assemble for a Final Council Meeting at Rattlesnake Springs, Tennessee Before Heading West on the Trail of Tears Tennessee Trail of Tears University of Georgia
1847 Amateur Astronomer, 29-year-old Maria Mitchell, Discovers a Comet from the Roof of Her Parent's Home in Nantucket, Massachusetts Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Female American Scientists & Mathematicians Space and Astronomy Comets Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Ard Godfrey Arrives at the Falls of St. Anthony to Build a Sawmill. His House Will be the First Frame Building in Minneapolis Ard Godfrey House Minnesota Historical Association
1849 Thomas Brown Takes Office as the Second Governor of Florida Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
The Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville Houses Its First Prisoner Huntsville, Texas Prisons Historic Firsts Texas State  Historical Association
1856 The First Installment of Madame Bovary Published Gustav Flaubert Adult Fiction History Channel
1858 Abraham Lincoln Speaks for Two Hours in the Pittsfield, Illinois Town Square Pittsfield, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1859 Abraham Lincoln Speaks in Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin Wisconsin Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1861 The First Oregon State Fair Is Held on the Banks of the Clackamas River at the Present Site of Gladstone Gladstone, Oregon Historic Firsts Oregon State Fair SalemOregon.com
1867 Oct 1-4, African-American Men Vote for First Time in an Alabama Statewide Election Alabama Voting African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
1871 Susan B. Anthony Addresses the Washington Territorial Legislature Washington Susan B. Anthony Women Women's Suffrage HistoryLink
1874 Arkansas Female College Opens in Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Education Women Arkansas History Commission
1879 New York Stock Exchange Moves to Larger Building New York City Investment Markets History Channel
1880 25-year-old John Philip Sousa Is Appointed as the 17th Leader of the U.S. Marine Band John Philip Sousa American Composers Marine Corp Band American Public Media
1889 Washington Voters Ratify State Constitution and Elect First State Officials Washington Elections Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1890 U.S. Congress Creates Yosemite National Park California Yosemite National Park U.S. Congress History Channel
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1893 A Hurricane Hits the U.S. Gulf Coast with 139 mph Winds, Killing 2,500 People Alabama Mississippi Louisiana Hurricane Death Weather Underground
1895 The City of Cocoa, Florida Is Incorporated Cocoa, Florida Florida Historical Society
1896 U.S. Postal Service Establishes Rural Free Delivery (RFD) with First Routes in West Virginia West Virginia United States Postal Service Historic Fists New York Times
1897 The Temperature in Ashland, Wisconsin Research 115 Degrees Ashland, Wisconsin Temperature Wisconsin Historical Society
1899 The All-American Mail Route Opens in Alaska from Valdez to Circle City and Other Points on the Yukon River Alaska USPS Alaska Historical Society
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1903 The Pittsburgh Pirates Defeat the Boston Pilgrims 5-3 in the First Game of the First Modern World Series Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Fists Library of Congress
1906 Finland Is the First Country to Give Women the Right to Vote Finland Women Women's Suffrage Historic Firsts Women of Finland's Parliament
1908 The First Model T Goes On Sale for $25 a Car The Model T Business & Economics Historic Fists History Channel
University of Minnesota Board of Regents Authorizes the First Collegiate School of Nursing in the United States Minnesota Education Education Health Care Professions Historic Firsts University of Minnesota School of Nursing Minnesota Historical Association
1913 Elgar Conducts the First Public Performance of His Symphonic Poem, "Falstaff," at the Leeds Festival English Composers Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1918 Max von Baden Takes Office as the New German Chancellor German Political and Social Leaders World War I History Channel
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War Parade and Rally Are Held in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia World War I University of Georgia
1919 Day 2 of 3 Days of Deadly Race Riots Continue in Elaine, Arkansas Elaine Race Riot Racism Farming & Agriculture Labor African-American Heritage Encyclopedia of Arkansas
Iowa's First State Park (Backbone) Is Established Iowa Parks Backbone State Park Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1923 Dashiell Hammett Publishes His First Hard-Boiled Detective Story, "Arson Plus," in Black Mask Magazine Dashiell Hammett American Authors Journalism Historic Firsts American Collection
1924 The Curtis Institute of Music Opens in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Education Music The Curtis Institute of Music American Public Media
1927 Charles Lindbergh Visits Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Charles Lindbergh Aviators Arkansas History Commission
1929 Montgomery, Minnesota Celebrates Its First Kolacky Day Montgomery, Minnesota Kolacky Days Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Association
1936 General Francisco Franco Is Proclaimed the Head of an Insurgent Spanish State Francisco Franco History Channel
1937 President Franklin Roosevelt Tours Washington's Olympic Peninsula Washington Franklin Roosevelt HistoryLink
1938 German Troops Move Into the Sudetenland Nazi Germany Czech Republic Slovakia World War II European History Spartacus
1940 The Pennsylvania Turnpike Opens Pennsylvania Automobiles History Channel
Delaware Governor, Richard McMullen, Suffers a Heart Attack While Campaigning for Re-Election Delaware Political and Social Leaders The Heart Politics State of Delaware
1942 The Ford Motor Company Builds the First B-24 Bomber Near Ypsilanti, Michigan Ypsilanti, Michigan Aviation Military History World War II Historic Firsts Ford Motor Company State of Michigan
The Chisos Quicksilver Mining Company of Terlingua, Texas Files for Bankruptcy Terlingua, Texas Mercury Economics Texas State  Historical Association
1943 Allied Forces Occupy Naples, Italy Italy World War II U.S. Army
1946 Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal Issues Death Sentences for Convicted Nazis Nazi Germany World War II Nuremberg War Crimes Trials History Channel
1949 Mao Zedong Declares the Founding of the People's Republic of China in a Beijing Ceremony Mao Zedong People's Republic of China History Channel Asian History
500,000 American Steel Workers Go On Strike Labor Job Actions History Channel
The First Hydroplane Is Tested on Seattle's Lake Washington Washington Naval History Historic Firsts HistoryLink
Historical Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999
1951 Ottawa's Dr. Charlotte Whitton Is Canada's First Full-Time Woman Mayor Ottawa, Canada Women Historic Firsts Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1952 Violence Breaks Out in Widen, West Virginia, the Scene of a Bitter 15-Month Coal Strike West Virginia Labor West Virginia State Archive
This Is Your Life Debuts on NBC Television Internet Movie Database
1955 The Honeymooners Debuts on CBS Television Internet Movie Database History Channel
1957 The Motto "In God We Trust" First Appears on U.S. Paper Currency ($1 Silver Certificate) Currency First Amendment Separation of Church and State Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
The British Public Receives a Vaccine Against Asian Flu Great Britain Influenza BBC
1959 "With God All Things Are Possible" Becomes the Official State Motto of Ohio Ohio Government Religion Separation of Church and State Ohio Historical Society
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1960 Nigeria Gains Independence from Great Britain Nigeria Great Britain British Government
1961 Roger Maris Hits Home Run #61 Roger Maris Baseball USA Today Library of Congress New York Times
South Vietnam Requests a Bilateral Defense Treaty with the United States Vietnam President John Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12 ("The Year 1917") Is First Performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1962 James Meredith Enrolls as the First African-American Student at the University of Mississippi James Meredith Education African-American Heritage Historic Firsts University of Mississippi BBC Mississippi Writers Project
1965 Indonesia's Army Crushes a Communist Coup Against President Sukarno Indonesian Political And Social Leaders History Channel
1967 Indonesian Youths Storm the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta Indonesia China Asian History
1969 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys Three Villages in Central Peru, Killing 136 People, Injuring 216 Peru Earthquake Death USGS
1970 Dozens Are Crushed to Death in Cairo as Millions of Egyptians Mourn the Death of President Abdel Nasser Egyptian Political and Social Leaders Death BBC
1971 Disney World Opens in Florida Florida Walt Disney New York Times
1973 A Campus of the Delaware Technical & Community College Opens in Stanton Stanton, Delaware Education Delaware Technical & Community College State of Delaware
1974 Opening Motions Are heard in the Watergate Conspiracy Trial for Nixon The Watergate Affair Law & Legal Resources Truman State University
1975 Muhammad Ali Defeats Joe Frazier in the "Thrilla in Manila" Republic of the Philippines Muhammed Ali Boxing Hall of Fame BBC New York Times
Dmitri Shostakovich's Viola Sonata Is First Performed in Leningrad Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1978 Tuvalu Gains Independence from Great Britain Tuvalu Great Britain British Government
1985 Israeli Air Force Bombs Palestinian Liberation Organization Tunis Headquarters Palestine Israel Tunisia War on Terrorism
South Africa's Government Reopens Schools for Black Residents of Cape Town South Africa Apartheid Education South African History
1986 The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Is Dedicated in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia President Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum New York Times
A Day of Mourning Is Observed for the Deaths of 177 South African Miners South Africa Labor South African History
1987 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Eight People in Los Angeles, Leaves 2,200 Homeless Los Angeles Earthquakes Death History Channel USGS
Doctors in Syracuse, New York, Remove Two-Thirds of Raymond Carver's Cancerous Left Lung Raymond Carver American Authors Cancer American Collection
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev Becomes Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev History Channel
1989 Thousands of East Germans Are Allowed to Travel to West Germany Germany Soviet Union The Cold War New York Times
1991 President George H.W. Bush Condemns the Military Coup in Haiti, Suspending Economic and Military Aid Haiti President George H.W. Bush International Trade New York Times
1992 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Is Approved by U.S. Senate 93-6 Arms Control U.S. Senate Federation of American Scientists
Nigerian Independence Day Celebrations Are Canceled to Mourn the Death of 160 Military Officers in an Air Disaster Nigeria Air Disasters South African History
MinnesotaCare Health Program, Benefiting Uninsured Low-Income State Residents, Goes Into Effect Minnesota Government Health Care MinnesotaCare Minnesota Historical Association
1994 Palau Compact of Free Association Goes into Effect with the United States Palau The United States U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Defense Department Policy Changes Opens Combat Positions to Women Women Historic Firsts Center for Defense Information
1995 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 101 People in Turkey, Injuring 348, Leaving 50,000 Homeless Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
Ten Terrorists Are Convicted of Conspiring to Bomb the World Trade Center, the FBI and United Nations Headquarters in New York City New York City Terrorism Law & Legal Resources Court TV
1996 Grand Jury Indicts Unabomber Suspect Theodore Kaczynski Crime Terrorism Law & Legal Resources New York Times
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2001 The U.S. Supreme Court Suspends Former President Clinton from Practicing Before the Court U.S. Supreme Court President Bill Clinton Law & Legal Resources New York Times
A Pakistan-based Militant Group Attacks the State Legislature in Indian-ruled Kashmir, Killing 38 People Pakistan India Terrorism Death New York Times
2005 Suicide Bombers Kill 2 People and Injure 50 More on the Indonesian Island of Bali Indonesia Terrorism Death History Channel BBC