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Born: 1968

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Born: 1794

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BEGINNERS

1. What was the name of the Soviet space capsule that was launched into space on this date in 1964? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who was sworn in as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court on this date in 1949? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to USA Today, on this date in 1979, who made his NBA debut in the same game that Chris Ford made the first three-point shot in NBA history? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

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

1. Which Olympiad opened in Mexico City on this date in 1968? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Bedford-St. Martins, where did Alice Childress go to live when she was nine years old? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Newsday, in what year did Jean Nidetch incorporate Weight Watchers? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a country in which this date is observed as Columbus Day:
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EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Nobel Foundation, with whom did Arthur Harden share the 1929 Nobel Prize for Chemistry?

2. What is the title of the work for which Charles Gordone was awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama?

3. According to the Kennedy Center, from whom did Luciano Pavarotti receive his first music lessons?

Use all of these letters to name of a country in which this date is observed as Día de la Raza:
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Arthur Harden
Born on This Date 1865

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Enzymes 1929 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry

Alice Childress
Alice Childress
Born on This Date 1916

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Charles Gordone
Charles Gordone
Born on This Date 1925

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Plays 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Jean Nidetch
Jean Nidetch
Born on This Date 1927

[University of Nevada Las Vegas]

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Luciano Pavarotti
Born on This Date 1935

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Opera

 
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1925 Charles Gordone (Ohio-born African-American Playwright Awarded 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) Charles Gordone Plays African-American Authors & Illustrators 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: I rose early after brackfast we joined the Indians who were waiting on the bank for us to come out and go and Council, we accordingly joined them and went to the house of the 2nd Chief where there was many Chief and warriers & about 7 bushels of Corn, a pr Leagins a twist of their Tobacco & Seeds of 2 Kind of Tobacco

we Set Some time before the Councill Commenced this man Spoke at Some length declareing his dispotion to believe and prosue our Councils, his intention of going to Visit his great father acknowledged the Satisfaction in receiveing the presents. rais'g a Doubt as to the Safty on passing the nations below particularly the Souex.
requested us to take a Chief of their nation and make a good pact with Mandins & nations above. after answering those parts of the 2d Chiefs Speech which required it, which appeared to give General Satisfaction we went to the Village of the 3rd Chief and as usial Some Serimony took place before he Could Speek to us on the Great Subject.

This Chief Spoke verry much in the Stile on nearly the Same Subjects of the other Chief who Set by his Side, more Sincear & pleasently, he presented us with about 10 bushels of Corn Some beens & quashes all of which we acksepted with much pleasure, after we had ansd. his Speech & give them Some account of the Magnitude & power of our Countrey which pleased and astonished them verry much we returned to our boat, the Chiefs accompanied us on board, we gave them Some Sugar a little Salt, and a Sun Glass, & Set 2 on Shore & the third proceeded on with us to the Mandens

at 2 oClock we Set out the inhabitints of the two Villages Viewing us from the banks, we proceeded on about 9˝ miles and Camped on the Starboard Shore at Some woods passed, the evening Clear & pleasent Cooler

The Nation of the Rickerries [Recorees - Arikara Indians] is about 600 men able to bear arms a Great perpotion of them have fusees they appear to be peacefull, their men tall and perpotiend, womin Small and industerous, raise great quantities of Corn Beens Simmins also Tobacco for the men to Smoke they Collect all the wood and do the drugery as Common amongst Savages.

Thise nations are made up of Different Tribes of the Pania [Pawnee] who had formerly been Seperate, but by Commotion and war with their neighbours have Come reduced and compelled to Come together for protection. The Curruption of the language of those different Tribes has So reduced the language that the Different Villages do not understade all the words of the others.— Those people are Durtey, Kind, pore, & extravigent pursessing national pride. not beggarley reive what is given with great pleasure, Live in worm houses large and built in an octagon form forming a Cone at top which is left open for the Smoke to pass, those houses are generally 30 or 40 foot Diamiter. Covd. with earth on poles willows & grass to prevent the earths passing thro',

Those people express an inclination to be at peace with all nations—The Seaux who trade the goods which they get of the British Traders for their corn, and great influence over the Rickeres [Recorees - Arikara Indians] , poisen their minds and keep them in perpetial dread.

I Saw Some of the Chien or Dog [Cheyenne] Indians This nation is at war with the Crow Indians & have 3 Children prisoners.

a curious Cuistom with the Seaux as well as the reckeres [Recorees - Arikara Indians] is to give handsom Squaws to those whome they wish to Show Some acknowledgements to— The Seaiux we got Clare of without taking their Squars, they followed us with Squars 13th two days. The Rickores [Recorees - Arikara Indians] we put off dureing the time we were at the Towns but 2 Handsom young Squaws were Sent by a man to follow us, they Came up this evening and peresisted in their Civilities.

Dress of the men of this nation is Simply a pr. mockerson, Leagins, flap in front & a Buffalow roabe, with ther arms
& ears Deckorated

The women, wore Mockersons leagins fringed and a Shirt of Goat Skins, Some with Sleaves. this garment is longe
& Genlry. White & fringed, tied at the waste with a roabe, in Summer without hair.

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1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: A fair Cool morning wind from the East.

after purchaseing every Speces of the provisions those Indians could Spare we Set out and proceeded on at three miles passed four Islands Swift water and a bad rapid opposit to those Islands on the Lard. Side.

at 14˝ miles passed the mouth of a large Creek on the Lard Side opposit a Small Island here the Countrey assends with a gentle assent to the high plains, and the River is 400 yards wide about 1 mile below the Creek on the Same Side took meridian altitude which gave 72° 30' 00" Latitude North

in the afternoon the wind Shifted to the S. W. and blew hard

we passed to day rapids Several of them very bad and came to at the head of one (at 30 miles) on the Stard. Side to view it before we attemptd. to dsend through it. The Indians had told us was verry bad— we found long and dangerous about 2 miles in length, and maney turns necessary to Stear Clare of the rocks, which appeared to be in every direction. The Indians went through & our Small Canoe followed them,

as it was late we deturmined to camp above untill the morning.

we passed Several Stoney Islands today Country as yesterday open plains, no timber of any kind a fiew Hack berry bushes & willows excepted, and but few drift trees to be found So that fire wood is verry Scerce— The hills or assents from the water is faced with a dark ruged Stone. The wind blew hard this evening.—

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