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5-Minute Quests

1. On this date in 1980, which public broadcasting station was the first to be African-American owned? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who received the first patent for a computer mouse on this date in 1970? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. What is the name of the principal chief of the Chinook tribe, who met with Lewis and Clark on this date in 1805? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a children's author or illustrator born on this date:

1. What did the citizens of Azerbaijan protest on this date in 1988? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Stetson University, what subject did August Möbius first study as a student at Leipzig University? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Nebraska Department of Education, where did Grace Abbott begin her social work career with immigrants? (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 Alison Lester (according to Houghton-Mifflin's All Books by Author):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to PBS, what was Isamu Naguchi's name when he was born?

2. According to PBS American Masters, after graduating from high school, where did Martin Scorsese spend a year before entering New York University?

3. According to the History Channel, which two weapons systems were the focus of the 1969 SALT I negotiations?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a novel by Annie Proulx (according to Oxford University):

August Möbius
Born on This Date 1790

[Stetson University]


Grace Abbott
Born on This Date 1878

[Library of Congress]

Child Advocate

Isamu Noguchi
Born on This Date 1904

[Design Boom]

American Artists

Martin Scorsese
Born on This Date 1942


Film Makers

Alison Lester
Born on This Date 1952

[Allen & Unwin]

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1950 Marilyn Sadler (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
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1799 Titian Ramsay Peale (Pennsylvania-born Artist) Pennsylvania Artists
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1790 August Möbius (German Mathematician: Namesake of the Möbius Strip) August Möbius Mathematics
1902 Eugene Paul Wigner (Hungarian Physicist: 1963 Nobel Laureate in Physics) Hungarian Scientists & Mathematicians 1963 Nobel Laureate in Physics
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1878 Grace Abbott (Nebraska-born Activist for Children's Rights and Immigrant Rights) Grace Abbott Child Advocacy Immigrant Rights Human Rights
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1901 Lee Strasberg (Ukrainian Actor and Dramatics Educator) Ukraine Performing Artists Actors Education New York Times
1912 Harry S. Ackerman (New York City-born Filmmaker) New York Performing Artists Filmmaker Internet Movie Database
1925 Rock Hudson (Illinois-born Actor) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Film History Channel
1942 Martin Scorsese (New York City-born Film Director) Martin Scorsese Film Makers
1943 Lauren Hutton (South Carolina-born Actress) South Carolina Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1944 Lorne Michaels (Canadian Creator of Saturday Night Live) Canadian Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
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1958 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Illinois-born Actress) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Film
1966 Daisy Fuentes (Cuban-born Latin-American Television Personality) Cuban Performing Artists Television Latin-American Studies
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1944 Tom Seaver (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1945 Elvin Hayes (Louisiana-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Louisiana Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Notable African Americans
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1992 Audre Lorde (New York City-born African-American Poet) Audre Lorde Poetry Notable African Americans
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1800 Senate of 6th Congress Convenes in Capitol Building for First Time Washington, D.C. Historic Firsts U.S. Congress
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: The wind in its fury blew all last night and through today. The canoes were flung in the arms of the torrential waters, driven also by the wind, and filled water. I measured the bank of the river to be 36 ft and 8 inches. The water level seemed very low.
Illinois Missouri Weather Data Collection The Ohio River The Mississippi River
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a fine morning, last night was Cold, the ice thicker than yesterday, Several Indians visit us, one Chief Stayed all day we are much engaged about our huts.

Ordway: a cold clear morning. the frost fell from the trees by the Sun Shineing upon them. at 11 o.C. the frenchman arived with a fat Elk from our pearogue.

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04 North Dakota Map: 10/26/04
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a fair cool morning wind from the East. The tide rises at this place 8 feet 6 inches and comes in with great waves brakeing on the Sand beech on which we lay with great fury Six hunters out this morning in serch of Deer
& fowl.

At half past 1 oClock Capt Lewis returned haveing travesed Haleys Bay to Cape Disappointment and the Sea Coast to the North for Some distance. Several Chinnook Indians followed Capt L— and a Canoe came up with roots mats &c. to Sell.

those Chinnooks made us a present of a rute boiled much resembling the common liquorice in taste and Size: in return for this root we gave more than double the value to Satisfy their craveing dispostn. It is a bad practice to receive a present from those Indians as they are never Satisfied for that they reive in return if ten time the value of the articles they gave.

This Chin nook Nation is about 400 Souls inhabid the Countrey on the Small rivrs which run into the bay below
us and on the Ponds to the N W of us, live principally on fish and roots, they are well armed with fusees and Sometimes kill Elk Deer and fowl.

our hunters killed to day 3 Deer, 4 brant and 2 Ducks, and inform me they Saw Some Elk Sign. I directed all the men who wished to See more of the main Ocian to prepare themselves to Set out with me early on tomorrow morning.

The principal Chief of the Chinnooks & his familey came up to See us this evening—

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 11/07/05 Chinook Indians Pacific County. Washington
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1829 In Florida, the Bank of Marianna Is Chartered Marianna, Florida Economics Florida Historical Society
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1835 Davey Crockett Arrives in Little Rock, Arkansas en Route to Texas Little Rock, Arkansas Davey Crockett The Alamo Arkansas History Commission
1839 Verdi's First Opera, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio, Debuts at Milan's La Scala Verdi Opera Historic Firsts History Channel
1856 U.S. Establishes Fort Buchanan in Southern Arizona Arizona Forts Westward Expansion History Channel
1860 Georgia Legislature Schedules Jan 16 Convention to Consider Secession Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
1863 Confederate General James Longstreet Begins the Siege of Knoxville, TN Tennessee Siege of  Knoxville History Channel
1869 After 10 Years of Construction, the 101-mile Long Suez Canal Opens The Suez Canal Rivers and Canals History Channel Library of Congress
1871 National Rifle Association Is Chartered by the State of New York New York Gun Control National Rifle Association
1873 Budapest Town Council Assumes Full Responsibility for the Union of the Towns of Buda, Pest and Obuda Budapest, Hungary Humanities and Social Sciences Net
1891 Emile Berliner Is Issued a Patent for a Combined Telegraph and Telephone Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Telegraph Telephone USPTO
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1916 A 40-Man Detachment from the U.S. Infantry Arrives to Take Station at Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska World War I Alaska Historical Society
1931 The Delta Drilling Company Is Founded in Longview, Texas Texas Business Texas State Historical Association
1932 The First Louisiana State Fair Is Held in Shreveport Louisiana Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
1934 Lyndon B. Johnson Marries Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Lyndon Johnson The American Presidency New York Times
1938 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Alaska Peninsula Alaska Earthquake USGS
1939 Czech Student Funeral Spawns Spontaneous Anti-NAZI Demonstration Czech Republic NAZI Germany Radio Prague
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1950 Jack Kerouac Marries Joan Haverty in Greenwich Village, New York New York City Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection
1953 20 Italian Sailors Die When Two Boats Collide in the English Channel Italy Naval History Death BBC
1955 Chartered Airliner Carrying Korean War Servicemen Crashes Outside Seattle: 27 Die Washington Korean War Air Disasters Death History Link
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1956 Jim Brown Scores 43 Points in His Final Game for Syracuse Jim Brown College Football Hall of Fame Syracuse African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood, West Virginia Produces Its First Aluminum in the Ohio River Valley WV Aluminum Business West Virginia Archives
1958 Ibrahim Abboud Leads Military Overthrows Sudan's Civilian Government Sudan African American Registry
1960 New Orleans School Board Asks Judge to Suspend School Desegregation Order New Orleans Education Racism Law and Legal Resources Louisiana Secretary of State
1962 President John F. Kennedy Dedicates D.C.'s Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy The American Presidency Aviation History New York Times
1967 U.S. Achieves First Lunar Lift-off with Surveyor 6 Space Exploration Lunar Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
In Delaware High School Football, Newark Ends Middletown's 53-game Win Streak (1962-67), with a 19-6 Victory Delaware Sports Figures Football State of Delaware
1969 Soviets and U.S. Begin SALT I Negotiations in Helsinki, Finland Soviet Union United States Nuclear Arms Control Cold War History Channel
1970 Soviet Luna 17 Lands Unmanned Vehicle on the Moon, the Lunokhod 1 Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Lunar Exploration New York Times
U.S. Patent Is Issued to Douglas Engelbart for the Computer Mouse Douglas Engelbart History of Computer Technology Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights MIT
1972 Argentina's Ex-president Juan Peron Ends 17-year Exile Juan Peron CNN
1973 Richard Nixon: "I am not a crook." President Richard Nixon The American Presidency The Watergate Affair DiscoverySchool New York Times
1974 First Greek General Election in 10 Yrs Elects Party of Constantine Karamanlis Greece Elections and Voting CNN
1980 Howard University's WHUT Is First African-American owned PBS Station (as WHMM) Television African American Heritage Historic Firsts Howard University (pdf)
1986 Head of Renault Car Company, Georges Besse, Is Assassinated in Paris Paris, France Automobiles Crime Death BBC
1987 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Gulf of Alaska Alaska Earthquake USGS
1988 1000s of Azerbaijanis Protest Cutting of Trees in Topkhana State Preserves Azerbaijan Soviet Union Trees Azerbaijan International
1989 Czech Students Demonstrate for Political Reform The Velvet Revolution Soviet Union BBC
1991 Croatia's Vukovar Falls to Serb-dominated Federal Army, after 86-day Siege Croatia War CNN
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Khmer Rouge Leader, Son Sen, Returns to Phnom Penh Cambodia CNN
1993 Judges from 11 Nations Sworn in for U.N. Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal Yugoslavia United Nations Law and Legal Resources War Crimes CNN
U.S. House Passes North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) U.S. Congress International Trade CNN
Annie Proulx Wins the National Book Award for Shipping News Annie Proulx Literature History Channel
1997 Six Militants Kill 62 at Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt Egypt Terrorism Death BBC
1998 Israel's Parliament Approves Palestinian Wye River Peace Accord Israel War New York Times
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2000 Florida's Supreme Court Freezes Presidential Tally, Forbidding Results Certification Florida George W. Bush The American Presidency 2000 Presidential Election CNN