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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. Prior to splashdown on this date in 1968, how many orbits did Apollo 7 make of the Earth? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. What Hall-of-Fame baseball player was born on this date in 1907? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Sommerville-Manning Gallery, what Delaware school did N.C. Wyeth attend? (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:
WHY RURAL COD
INTERMEDIATE

1. What action did President Kennedy take against Cuba on this date in 1962? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Wilberforce University, when he was in England, for who did James A. Bland give command performances? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Biography.com, what was Sarah Bernhardt's 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 1970 work by Ivan Bunin (according to Authors' Calendar):
GAVEL
EXPERT
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1. According to Michigan State University, who encouraged George Beadle to go to college?

2. According to Naxos, from who did Franz Liszt take composition lessons?

3. What Andrew Lloyd Webber production opened on Broadway the same year the Shah of Iran came to the United States for medical treatment?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book illustrated by N.C. Wyeth (according to the Wyeth Hurd Gallery):
ONE BISON CURSOR
 
 

Franz Liszt
Born on This Date 1811

[Boston University]

Classical Composer


Sarah Bernhardt
Born on This Date 1844

[U. of Southern California]

Actors


James A. Bland
Born on This Date 1854

[Library of Congress]

Composer of Popular Music


N. C. Wyeth
Born on This Date 1882

[Bud Plant]

Illustrator


George W. Beadle
Born on This Date 1903

[Nobel Foundation]

Medical Research 1958 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine

 
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1919 Doris Lessing (English Novelist; 2007 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Doris Lessing Young-adult Authors 2007 Nobel Laureate for Literature
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1931 Edwin Corley (New Jersey-born Novelist) New Jersey Authors Mississippi Writers Project
1935 Ann Rule (Michigan-born True-Crime Writer) Michigan Authors Crime Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
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1854 James A. Bland (New York-born African-American Composer, Songwriter) James A. Bland Composers Popular Music Famous African Americans
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1843 Stephen Moulton Babcock (New York-born Chemist Who Developed the Babcock Test for Determining the Butterfat Content of Milk) New York Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry Foods and Nutrition Wisconsin Historical Society
1903 George Beadle (Nebraska-born Geneticist; 1958 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) George Beadle Genetics 1958 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
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1942 Annette Funicello (New York-born Actress, Singer, Original Mouseketeer) Annette Funicello American Performing Artists Film Television Walt Disney
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1906 Paul Cézanne (French Artist) Paul Cézanne Artists
1934 "Pretty Boy" Floyd (Oklahoma-born Gangster Gunned Down by the FBI in an Ohio Cornfield) Charles Ohio FBI Notorious Americans History Channel
1973 Pablo Casals (Spanish Cellist, Conductor, Composer) Pablo Casals Classical Musicians
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1707 Three English Ships Lose Their Way and Sink Off the Coast of Sicily with a Loss of 2,000 Lives England Sicily Naval History Death Greenwich
1727 Handel's "Coronation Anthems" Is First Performed in London at Westminster Abbey for the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline Westminster Abbey Georg Friedrich Handel King George II Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1736 James Oglethorpe Signs a Treaty with Spanish Florida Governor Francisco del Moral Sanchez Spain Florida Georgia Florida Historical Society University of Georgia
1746 Princeton University Is Chartered New Jersey Education Princeton University
1774 Virginia's Peyton Randolph Takes Office as the First President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia Philadelphia Virginia Political and Social Leaders Continental Congress Virginia Historical Society
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1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: last night at 1 oClock I was violently and Suddinly attacked with the Rhumitism in the neck which was So violent I could not move Capt. Lewis applied a hot Stone raped in flannel, which gave me some temporry ease,—.

we Set out early, the morning Cold at 7 oClock we Came too at a Camp of Teton Seaux on the L. S. those people 12 in number were naikd and had the appearanc of war, we have every reason to believ that they are going or have been to Steel horses from the Mandins, they tell two Stories, we gave them nothing and refused to put them across the river,

after takeing brackfast proceeded on— my Neck is yet verry painfull at times Spasms.

passed 2 old Villages at the mouth of a large Creek L. S and a Small Island at the head of which is a bad place, an old Village on the S. S. and the upper of the 6 Villages the Mandan occupied about 25 years ago this village was entirely cut off by the Sioux & one of the others nearly, the Small Pox distroyed great Numbers

The hunters killed a buffalow bull, they Say out of about 300 buffalow which they Saw, they did not See one Cow.

Ordway: Some Snow last night. the frenchman in the cannoe who are in company with us have Caught Several large Beaver every night for Several nights back.

North Dakota Map: 10/22/04 Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04 Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Small Pox Weather Weather Native American Tribes
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The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1805 Lewis and Clark Begin Descending the Rapids of the Columbia River at Celilo Falls Washington Oregon Columbia River Lewis & Clark History Link
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: A fine morning calm and fare we Set out at 9 oClock passed a verry bad rapid at the head of an Island close under the Stard. Side, above this rapid on the Stard. Side is Six Lodges of nativs Drying fish,

at 9 mls. passed a bad rapid at the head of a large Island of high, uneaven [rocks], jutting over the water, a Small Island in a Stard. Bend opposit the upper point, on which I counted 20 parcels of dryed and pounded fish; on the main Stard Shore opposit to this Island five Lodges of Indians are Situated Several Indians in Canoes killing fish with gigs, and nets &c.

opposit the center of this Island of rocks which is about 4 miles long we discovered the enterence of a large river on the Lard. Side which appeared to Come from the S. E.— we landed at Some distance above the mouth of this river and Capt. Lewis and my Self Set out to view this river above its mouth, as our rout was intersepted by a deep narrow Chanel which runs out of this river into the Columbia a little below the place we landed, leaveing a high dry rich Island of about 400 yards wide and 800 yards long here we Seperated, I proceeded on to the river and Struck it at the foot of a verry Considerable rapid, here I beheld an emence body of water Compressd in a narrow Chanel of about 200 yds in width, fomeing over rocks maney of which presented their tops above the water, when at this place Capt. Lewis joined me haveing delayed on the way to examine a root of which the nativs had been digging great quantities in the bottoms of this River.

at about two miles above this River appears to be confined between two high hils below which it divided by numbers of large rocks, and Small Islands covered with a low groth of timber, and has a rapid as far as the narrows three Small Islands in the mouth of this River, this River haveing no Indian name that we could find out, except "the River on which the Snake Indians live," we think it best to leave the nameing of it untill our return.

we proceeded on pass the mouth of this river at which place it appears to discharge ¼ as much water as runs down the Columbia. at two miles below this River passed Eight Lodges on the Lower point of the Rock Island aforesaid at those Lodges we saw large logs of wood which must have been rafted down the To war-ne hi ooks River, below this Island on the main Stard Shore is 16 Lodges of nativs; here we landed a fiew minits to Smoke,

the lower point of one Island opposit which heads in the mouth of Towarnehiooks River which I did not observe untill after passing these lodges about ½ a mile lower passed 6 more Lodges on the Same Side and 6 miles below the upper mouth of Towarnehiooks River the comencement of the pitch of the Great falls, opposit on the Stard. Side is 17 Lodges of the nativs we landed and walked down accompanied by an old man to view the falls, and the best rout for to make a portage which we Soon discovered was much nearest on the Stard. Side, and the distance 1200 yards one third of the way on a rock,

about 200 yards over a loose Sand collected in a hollar blown by the winds from the bottoms below which was disagreeable to pass, as it was Steep and loose. at the lower part of those rapids we arrived at 5 Large Lodges of nativs drying and prepareing fish for market, they gave us Philburts, and berries to eate, we returned droped down to the head of the rapids and took every article except the Canoes across the portag where I had formed a camp on ellegable Situation for the protection of our Stores from Thieft, which we were more fearfull of, than their arrows.

we despatched two men to examine the river on the opposit Side, and reported that the Canoes could be taken down a narrow Chanel on the opposit Side after a Short portage at the head of the falls, at which place the Indians take over their Canoes. Indians assisted us over the portage with our heavy articles on their horses,

the waters is divided into Several narrow chanels which pass through a hard black rock forming Islands of rocks at this Stage of the water, on those Islands of rocks as well as at and about their Lodges I observe great numbers of Stacks of pounded Salmon neetly preserved in the following manner, i e after Suffiently Dried it is pounded between two Stones fine, and put into a speces of basket neetly made of grass and rushes of better than two feet long and one foot Diamiter, which basket is lined with the Skin of Salmon Stretched and dried for the purpose, in theis it is pressed down as hard as is possible, when full they Secure the open part with the fish Skins across which they fasten tho' the loops of the basket that part very Securely, and then on a Dry Situation they Set those baskets the Corded part up, their common Custom is to Set 7 as close as they can Stand and 5 on the top of them, and secure them with mats which is raped around them and made fast with cords and Covered also with mats, those 12 baskets of from 90 to 100 w. each basket form a Stack. thus preserved those fish may be kept Sound and Sweet Several years, as those people inform me, Great quantities as they inform us are Sold to the whites people who visit the mouth of this river as well as to the nativs below.

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1807 Governor Gordon Signs a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Enlarging the Georgia Supreme Court from 3 to 5 Justices Georgia Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1819 Iowa's First Weather Records Are Begun in Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, Iowa Weather Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1821 After 10 Days of Travel the Harriet Is the First Steamboat to Reach Montgomery, Alabama from Mobile Montgomery, Alabama Steamboat Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1832 A Lottery Begins in Milledgeville, Georgia to Distribute Thousands of Acres of Land Formerly Owned by the Cherokee Milledgeville, Georgia Cherokee University of Georgia
1835 Alfred Brunson, a Methodist Missionary from Connecticut, Arrives Alone and on Horseback in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin Religion Westward Expansion Wisconsin Historical Society
1836 Sam Houston Is Sworn in As First President of Republic of Texas Republic of Texas Sam Houston Texas State Historical Association
Filibusters Meet in Fond du Lac, Minnesota to Plan the Capture California from Mexico and Create an Indian Kingdom Mexico California Fond du Lac, Minnesota Native American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1844 Thousands of "Millerites" Await the End of the World in Massachusetts Massachusetts Religion Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1861 Part of Shakespeare's Property in Stratford-on-Avon Is Purchased in the Public Interest Stratford-on-Avon William Shakespeare Authors Economics Chambers Book of Days
1864 Hood's Confederate Forces Find the Tennessee River Impassable at Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville, Alabama Rivers American Civil War History Channel
Chelsea, Michigan Is Incorporated Chelsea, Michigan State of Michigan
The Cornerstone Is Laid During Dedication Ceremonies for Milwaukee's Music Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin Music Architecture University of Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1882 4.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Southeast Oklahoma Is Felt in Several States Oklahoma Arkansas Kansas Missouri Texas Earthquakes USGS
1883 The New York Metropolitan Opera House Opens with a Performance of Gounod's ''Faust'' The New York Metropolitan Opera Opera The Metropolitan Opera Library of Congress
1884 A Post Office Opens at Ruby ( Jacksonville Beach), Florida Jacksonville Beach, Florida U.S. Postal Service Florida Historical Society
1895 President Cleveland, the Vice President and Cabinet, Arrive in Atlanta by Special Train for the Cotton States and International Exposition Atlanta, Georgia President Grover Cleveland Railroad Economics University of Georgia
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1903 Tom Horn Is Hanged in Wyoming for the Murder of Willie Nickell Wyoming Tom Horn Capital Punishment Notorious Americans History Channel
1905 Cardiff, Wales Is Elevated to the Status of a City Cardiff, Wales BBC
1907 In London, Ringling Brothers Circus Buys Barnum & Bailey Circus London, England Circus Business Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus
1910 Tales of Ghosts and Men by Edith Wharton Is Published by Scribner's in New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1913 A Coal Mine Explosion in Dawson, New Mexico, Kills More Than 250 Workers Dawson, New Mexico Labor Death History Channel
1914 Germans Capture the Flemish Town of Langemarck During the First Battle of Ypres Belgium Germany World War I History Channel
The U.S. Congress Passes the Nation's First Income Tax U.S. Congress Taxes Historic Firsts History Channel
1916 The Cornerstone Is Laid for the Masonic Building at 4th Avenue and F Street in Anchorage Alaska Anchorage, Alaska AlaskaMason.org Alaska Historical Society
1918 Baltimore & Washington Run Out of Coffins Due to Influenza Pandemic Washington, D.C. Maryland 1918 Influenza Pandemic Death
1926 Ernest Hemingway's First Major Novel The Sun Also Rises Is Published in New York by Scribner's, with a First Issue of 5,090 Copies Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1928 Republican Presidential Nominee Herbert Hoover Speaks at New York's Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden Herbert Hoover The American Presidency Republican Party New York Times
1934 Ferdinand Porsche Begins Tests of the Volkswagen, Being Built as the ""People's Car" for Nazi Leader Adolph Hitler Ferdinand Porsche Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler Volkswagen Historic Firsts History Channel
FBI Gun Down "Pretty Boy" Floyd in an Ohio Cornfield Ohio Charles FBI Death Notorious Americans History Channel
1938 New York Physicist Chester F. Carlson Makes the First Xerox Copy New York City Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Historic Firsts University of Rochester
Dick Post of Footville, Wisconsin Wins His 6th County Title by Husking a Record 24.5 Bushels of Corn in 80 Minutes Footville, Wisconsin Farming & Agrciulture Wisconsin Historical Society
1939 First Televised Professional Football Game: Brooklyn 23, Philadelphia 14 Football Television Historic Firsts Professional Football Researchers Association
1940 Julian, Mayer and Krause Receive a Patent for Cortisone for Treatment of Arthritis, Bursitis, Diseases of Connective Tissue and Gout Patents and Trademarks Medical Research Biochemistry USPTO
1942 A Secret Meeting Is Held to Plan an Allied Amphibious Landing in North Africa Africa Naval Military History World War II History Channel
Men at War, a Collection of 82 War Stories Edited by Ernest Hemingway, Is Published Ernest Hemingway American Authors War American Collection
1944 The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Philippines) Is the Largest Naval Battle Ever Fought. The Philippines Naval Military History World War II Asian History
1945 Truman Capote Signs a Contract for Other Voices, Other Rooms with Random House Truman Capote American Authors Random House American Collection
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1951 A Deadly Moonshine Mixture Poisons 433 People in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Alcohol and Drug Abuse Health Care University of Georgia
1955 F-105 Thunderchief Prototype Makes Maiden Flight Aviation Military History Historic Firsts Federation of American Scientists
1957 13 Americans Are Wounded as Terrorist Guerillas Attack U.S. Installations in Saigon Vietnam Vietnam War Terrorism History Channel
1958 When Appointed to Israel, Margaret Meagher Becomes Canada's First Female Ambassador Canadian Political and Social Leaders Israel Women Historic Firsts Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1961 In Seattle, Washington, 8 Inmates Escape from the King County Jail Seattle, Washington Prison King County Jail History Link
1962 President Kennedy Places Cuba under Air and Naval "Quarantine" Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy The Cold War New York Times History Channel
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre Declines the Nobel Prize for Literature Jean-Paul Sartre Literature 1964 Nobel Prize for Literature History Channel
1966 Soviets Launch Luna 12 for Orbit Around the Moon Soviet Space Program Space Exploration The Moon NASA
Soviet Double-Agent Escapes From a British Prison Soviet Union Great Britain Prison Cold War BBC
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1968 Apollo 7 Splashes Down in the Atlantic ocean After 163 Earth Orbits Wally Schirra Space Exploration NASA
1969 Students From the University of Texas at Austin Demonstrate Against the Environmental Desecration of Waller Creek Austin, Texas Education Earth & Environmental Science Rivers and Creeks University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1972 South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu Rejects U.S-Bargained Peace Plan Nguyen Van Thieu Vietnam War History Channel
1974 London Bomb Blast Injures Three London, England Ireland Terrorism BBC
1976 In Williamsburg, Virginia, Jimmy Carter and President Gerald Ford Debate for the Third and Final Time Williamsburg, Virginia President Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter U.S. Presidency University of Georgia
1977 NASA Launches "International Sun-Earth Explorer 1" Satellite to Explore Magnetic Interactions Between the Sun and Earth Space Exploration Sun Earth NASA
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1978 Poland's Karol Józe Wojtyla Is Formally Installed as Pope John Paul II Polish Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Pope John Paul II The Vatican
1979 The Shah of Iran Arrives in the United States for Medical Treatment Iran Medicine Middle East History Iran Hostage Crisis New York Times
1981 President Reagan Decertifies the Air Traffic Controllers for Having Gone on Strike in August President Reagan Aviation Labor Unions New York Times
1983 1,000,000 People Protest the Presence of Nuclear Missiles in London London, England Nuclear Weapons Propaganda BBC
The 100th Anniversary of the New York Metropolitan Opera House Is Celebrated with a Day-Long Performance The New York Metropolitan Opera Opera The Metropolitan Opera American Public Media
1986 President Reagan Signs Tax Reform Act into Law President Reagan Taxes Reagan Presidential Library
1987 An American and a Canadian Complete the First Trans-Americas Drive from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Argentina Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Automotives Historic Firsts History Channel
John Adams' Opera "Nixon in China" Is First Performed at the Houston Grand Opera Houston Grand Opera American Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1989 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling Is Kidnapped in St. Joseph, Minnesota and Never Found. His Parents Establish the Jacob Wetterling Foundation St. Joseph, Minnesota Child Advocacy Crime  Jacob Wetterling Foundation Minnesota Historical Society
1990 British Report Calls the Aral Sea the World's Worst Ecological Disaster Great Britain Earth and Environmental Sciences Ocean Pollution BBC
1991 Japan Lifts Its Economic Sanctions Against South Africa Japan South Africa Apartheid International Trade South African History
1992 From Cape Canaveral, Florida, NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-52) on a 9-day Mission Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Shuttle NASA Florida Historical Society