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5-Minute Quests

1. What is the name of the first vehicle to be reused in space on this date in 1981? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. On this date in 1946, what device was used to solve math problems faster than an Army calculator? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Waterloo Public Library, what was Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's college major? (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 Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (according to Kidsread list of titles):

1. On this date in 1968, which state's ban on teaching evolution was overruled by the U.S. Supreme Court? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the University of Rochester, which declaration did Elizabeth Cady Stanton draft in 1848? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Cantor Foundation, how old was Auguste Rodin when he had his first drawing lesson? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a late work by Auguste Rodin (according to Boston College):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Penn State University, what organization entrusted Jacques Charles with the task of building the first gas balloon?

2. According to TIME, where did Sun Yat-sen attend boarding school?

3. For what book did Tracy Kidder win the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1964 work by Roland Barthes (according to Authors' Calendar):

Jacques Charles
Born on This Date 1746

[Trinity Prep]
Gas Laws

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Born on This Date 1815

[History's Women]
Women's Rights Activist

Auguste Rodin
Born on This Date 1840

[Cantor Foundation]

Sun Yet Sen
Born on This Date 1866

[Republic of China]

Marjorie Sharmat
Born on This Date 1928

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1783 Antoine Lavoisier Shows Water to Be a Compound, Not an Element Antoine Lavoisier Elements Water LeMoyne College
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: We remained at Massac. I took altitudes in the morning but I didn't finish because of the clouds.
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a verry Cold night early this morning

the Big White princapal Chief of the lower Village of the Mandans Came Down, he packd about 100 W. of fine meet on his Squar for us, we made Some
Small presents to the Squar, & Child gave a Small ax which She was much pleased—

3 men Sick

Wind Changeable verry cold evening, freesing all day Some ice on the
edges of the river. Swans passing to the South, the Hunters we Sent down the river to hunt has not returned

The interpeter Says that the Mandan nation, as they old men Say, [was created from an underground village beside a small lake] where they had Gardens. maney years ago they lived in Several Villages on the Missourie low down, the Smallpox destroyed the greater part of the nation and reduced them to one
large Village and Some Small ones, all nations before this maladey was afraid of them

after they were reduced the Sioux and other Indians waged war, and killed a great maney, and they moved up the Missourie, those Indians Still continued to wage war, and they moved Still higher, untill they got in the Countrey of the Panias, whith this nation they lived in friendship maney years, inhabiting the Same neighbourhood untill that people waged war,

They moved up near the watersoons [Gros Ventre/Hidatsa] & winataree [Amahami] where they now live in peace with those nations, the mandans Specke a language peculial to themselves verry much. they can rase about
350 men, the Winatarees
[Amahami] about 80 and the Big bellies [Shoshone]about 600 or 650 men.

the mandans and Seauex have the Same word for water— The Big bellies [Shoshone] Winitarees [Amahami] & ravin [Crow] Indians Speake nearly the Same language and the presumption is they were origionally the Same nation

The Ravin Indians [Crow] "have 400 Lodges & about 1200 men, & follow the Buffalow, or hunt for their Subsistance in the plains & on the Rock Mountains,
& are at war with the Sioux Snake Indians["] The Big bellies
[Shoshone] & Watersoons [Gros Ventre/Hidatsa] are at war with the Snake [Shoshone] Indians & Seaux, and were at war with the Ricares [Recorees - Arikara Indians] untill we made peace a fiew days passd.— The Mandans are at War with all
who make war on them, at present with the Seauex only, and wish to be at peace with all nations, Seldom the agressors—

Ordway: Clear & cold this morning. a verry hard frost. froze Some last night. we continued our buildings as usal. the chief of the lower village of the Mandens brought us Some buffalow meat which we were in want as our hunters has not arived yet. we unloaded the pearogue in order to fetch Stone.

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: A Tremendious wind from the S. W. about 3 oClock this morning with Lightineng and hard claps of Thunder, and Hail which Continued untill 6 oClock a. m. when it became light for a Short time, then the heavens became Sudenly darkened by a black Cloud from the S. W. and rained with great violence untill 12 oClock, the waves tremendious brakeing with great fury against the rocks and trees on which we were encamped. our Situation is dangerous.

we took the advantage of a low tide and moved our camp around a point to a Small wet bottom at the mouth of a Brook, which we had not observed when we Came to this cove; from it being verry thick and obscured by drift trees and thick bushes

It would be distressing to See our Situation, all wet and Colde our bedding also wet, (and the robes of the party which Compose half the bedding is rotten and we are not in a Situation to supply their places) in a wet bottom Scercely large enough to contain us, with our baggage half a mile from us and Canoes at the mercy of the waves, altho Secured as well as possible, Sunk with emence parcels of Stone to wate them down to prevent their dashing to pieces against the rocks; one got loose last night and was left on a rock a Short distance below, without rciving more dammage than a Split in her bottom—

Fortunately for us our men are healthy. 3 men Gibson Bratten & Willard attempted to go aroud the point below in our Indian Canoe, much Such a canoe as the Indians visited us in yesterday, they proceeded to the point from which they were oblige to return, the waves tossing them about at will

I walked up the branch and giged 3 Salmon trout. the party killed 13 Salmon to day in a branch about 2 miles above. rain Continued

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1813 In Canoes on the Alabama River, 3 Frontiersmen Defeat Nine Creek Indians in Hand-to-Hand Combat Alabama Native American Heritage War of 1812 Creek War Death Alabama State Archives
1828 The City of Magnolia, Florida Is Incorporated under the Aegis of the Territorial Government Florida Florida Historical Society
1831 John Bull, the First U.S. Coal-burning Locomotive, Makes a Trial Run in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Railroads Historic Firsts Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
1833 A Meteor Shower Seen Across the Southeast U.S. Becomes Known as "the Night Stars Fell on Alabama" Alabama Meteors Native American Heritage War of 1812 Creek War Death Alabama State Archives
1836 Territorial Governor, Henry Dodge, Signs the First Law Passed by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature Wisconsin State Government Law Historic First Wisconsin Historical Society
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1846 Residents of Oregon Receive Word That All Land South of the 49th Parallel Has Been Conceded to America. Oregon
1859 At the Cirque Napoleon in Paris, Jules Leotard Is the First Person to Perform on a Flying Trapeze Paris, France Circus Historic First The Circus in America
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1864 Union General William T. Sherman Orders the Destruction of the Atlanta, Georgia Business District Atlanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta History Channel
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1867 U.S. Officials Meet at Fort Laramie, Wyoming to Discuss a Strategy for Peace with the Plains Indians Wyoming Native American Heritage Fort History Channel
1868 State Militia Raid Center Point, Arkansas in Response to Ku Klux Klan Activity Arkansas Racism Anything Arkansas
A Revised Version of James Russell Lowell's "Emerson The Lecturer" Is Published in The Nation James Russell Lowell American Authors American Collection
1872 Edwin Forrest, the First Great American Tragedian, Performs as Hamlet in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Pennsylvania Performing Artists American Performing Artists Hamlet State of Delaware
1880 Lew Wallace Publishes His Novel "Ben-Hur" Lew Wallace American Authors Indiana Historical Society
1881 Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 Is Premiered by the New York Philharmonic Tchaikovsky New York Philharmonic Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1882 In Minnesota, Five Craft Unions and Two Knights of Labor Assemblies Form the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly St. Paul, Minnesota Labor Unions Minnesota Historical Society
1883 On Lake Michigan, High Waves Sink the 230-Foot Steamer, Akeley, Killing 6 of 18 Crew Members Michigan Lake Michigan Naval History Death State of Michigan
1888 Tchaikovsky's Symphonic Fantasy Overture "Hamlet" Premieres in Moscow Tchaikovsky Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1889 Governor John B. Gordon Signs Legislation Opening All Branch Colleges of the University of Georgia to White Female Students Georgia Education Education Women Law Civil Rights/Human Rights Racism University of Georgia University of Georgia
1892 The First Professional Football Player, "Pudge" Heffelfinger Is Paid $500 to Play for the Allegheny Athletic Association Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Labor Business & Economics Historic First Minnesota Historical Society
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1903 The Lebaudy Brothers Set a New Air Distance Record Over Paris: 34 Miles in a Dirigible Paris, France Blimps & Dirigibles History of Technology Royal Air Force Museum
1906 In Smith County, Texas, Seaman A. Knapp Is the First Agricultural Agent in America to Serve a Single County Smith County, Texas Farming and Agriculture Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1910 The Steamer Portland, Known as the "Gold Ship" Is Wrecked for a Total Loss at Katalla, Alaska Alaska Naval History Alaska Historical Society
1914 Theodore Richards Awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry Theodore Richards Chemistry Atomic Mass 1914 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
1915 In Brownwood, Texas, 22 Music Clubs Form the Texas Federation of Music Clubs Brownwood, Texas Music Texas State Historical Association
1916 Evangelist Billy Sunday Draws 70,000 to a Boston Revival Boston, Massachusetts Billy Sunday Religious Leaders and Theologians Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1918 The Day After the Signing of the Armistice, a Squadron of British Warships Enter the Dardanelles Previously under Ottoman Rule Great Britain Turkey Naval Military History World War I History Channel
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1920 Judge Kennesaw Landis Is Elected as the First Commissioner of Baseball Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts New York Times Ohio Historical Society
1921 The Jewish Congregation, B'nai Israel, Is Incorporated in Gainesville, Florida Gainesville, Florida Judaism B'nai Israel Florida Historical Society
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1927 Josef Stalin Becomes the Undisputed Ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky Is Expelled from the Communist Party Soviet Union Leon Trotsky Josef Stalin New York Times
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1931 In Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens Opens with the Toronto Maple Leafs Hosting the Chicago Blackhawks Toronto, Canada Ice Hockey Historica
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1936 In California, the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge Opens California Bridges LearnCalifornia
1940 Supreme Court Strikes Down White Neighborhood Covenants Against African Americans U.S. Supreme Court Law & Legal Resources U.S. Civil Rights Housing Arizona State University: Hansberry v. Lee
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1942 Battle of Guadalcanal Begins Japan Naval Military History Battle of Guadalcanal New York Times
1944 U.S. Fighters Destroy Japanese Convoy: 8,000 Killed Japan Naval History World War II Death
32 British Lancaster Bombers Sink the German Battleship Tirpitz Great Britain Nazi Germany Aviation Military History Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1946 In Tokyo, Japan, an Abacus User Beats a U.S. Army Calculator in Solving 4 of 5 Problems Tokyo, Japan Mathematics Abacus History of Technology Center for the Study of Technology and Society
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Walt Disney's Song of the South Has Its World Premier at Atlanta's Fox Theatre Atlanta, Georgia Walt Disney Film Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1948 Japanese Prime Minister Tojo and 7 Others Are Sentenced to Hang Japan World War II Capital Punishment War Crimes History Channel
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1950 Zoë Dusanne Opens Seattle Washington's First Professional Modern-Art Gallery Seattle, Washington Art Business Historic Firsts HistoryLinkC
1954 Ellis Island U.S. Immigration Station Closed New York City Immigration Ellis Island History Channel BBC
1960 U.S. Satellite Discoverer XVII Is Launched into Polar Orbit to Measure Effects of Radiation on Human Tissue Space Exploration Human Anatomy and Physiology Radiation NASA
1968 U.S. Supreme Court Overrules Arkansas Ban on Teaching Evolution Arkansas Evolution Education U.S. Supreme Court
1969 Seymour Hersh Breaks the Story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam My Lai Massacre Seymour Hersh Journalism Vietnam War War Crimes Writer's Almanac History Channel
1970 Cyclone /Tidal Wave Hits East Pakistan: 200,000 Die Pakistan Cyclones & Hurricanes Tidal Wave Death
1971 President Richard Nixon Sets February 1, 1972, as the Deadline for the Withdrawal of an Additional 45,000 U.S. Troops. President Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
1973 Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 14 Is Premiered in Leningrad by the Beethoven Quartet Shostakovich Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1975 Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas Retires William O. Douglas U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court Historical Society
1977 Ernest Morial Is Elected as the First African-American Mayor of New Orleans New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Elections African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
In Minnesota, Steve Carter's Eden Is the First Documented Performance at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre St. Paul, Minnesota Stage and Theater Historic Firsts African-American Performing Artists Penumbra Theatre Company Minnesota Historical Society
1979 President Jimmy Carter Stops the Importation of Petroleum from Iran Iran President Jimmy Carter International Trade Iran Hostage Crisis MIddle East History History Channel
1980 U.S. Space Probe Voyager I Passes within 77,0000 mi. of Saturn Space Exploration Saturn NASA History Channel BBC
1981 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-2) As the First Space Vehicle to Be Reused Space Shuttle History of Technology Historic Firsts NASA Florida Historical Society
1982 Yuri Andropov Assumes Power in the Soviet Union Yuri Andropov Cold War History Channel
After 11 Months of Internment, the Polish Government Frees Lech Walesa, the Leader of the Outlawed Solidarity Movement Lech Walesa Solidarity Cold War BBC
1984 The British Government Announces It Will Discontinue Use of £1 Notes British Government Currency BBC
1985 Xavier Suarez Is Elected As Miami, Florida's First Cuban-American Mayor Cuban Political and Social Leaders Miami, Florida Elections Historic Firsts Latin-American Political and Social Leaders New York Times
A Liberian Military Faction Fails in Its Attempt to Overthrow the Rule of Samuel Doe Liberia South African History
1987 American Medical Association Policy Makes It Unethical to Refuse Treatment for AIDS Patients AIDS Human Rights/Civil Rights American Medical Association New York Times
1990 Crown Prince Akihito Is Enthroned as the 125th Japanese Monarch Two Years After the Death of His Father Japanese Political and Social Leaders History Channel
1992 Canada's Inuit Vote for Self-Government in the Eastern Arctic Canada Native-American Heritage Voting Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1995 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-74) for a Docking with the Russian Space Station Mir Russian Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1996 Jesse Jackson Threatens Boycott of Texaco for Discrimination Jesse Jackson U.S. Civil Rights Business & Economics Texaco History Channel
The Defense Ministers of South Africa and Malaysia Sign a Memorandum Establishing Co-Operation Between the Two Countries South Africa Malaysia South African History
7.7 Magnitude Earthquake on the Coast of Peru Kills 14 People, Injures 560 and Leaves 12,000 Homeless Peru Earthquakes Death USGS
1997 Ramzi Yousef Is Found Guilty of 1993 World Trade Center Bombing New York City World Trade Center Terrorism New York Times
Brazil Refuses to Extradite Ronnie Biggs, "the Great Train Robber," Back to Britain Brazil Notorious Persons of Great Britain Crime BBC
1999 An Earthquake Strikes Western Turkey, Killing at Least 834 People Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
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2001 An American Airlines Flight Crashes into a New York City Neighborhood after Takeoff from JFK Airport, Killing 265 People. New York City Air Disasters Death History Channel