International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women


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5-Minute Quests

1. Who transmitted the first television signal via cable on this date in 1948? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who was the archaeologist who opened King Tut's tomb on this date in 1922? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Scholastic, what does Marc Brown do to get new ideas for stories? (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:

1. Who performed the first double heart transplant on this date in 1974? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the Library of Congress, what did Andrew Carnegie feel was the obligation of the wealthy? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the History Channel, how many people viewed President Kennedy's coffin as it lay in state in the rotunda of the Capitol building? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book written by Marc Brown (according to "About the Author" Section at Random House):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Kansas Historical Society, what was Carry Nation best known for?

2. According to PBS who paid for John Sengstacke's education?

3. According to the European Automotive Hall of Fame, who supported Karl Benz during his early years as an inventor?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1903 work by Upton Sinclair (according to the Authors' Calendar):

Andrew Carnegie
Born on This Date 1835

[Michigan State University]


Karl (Friedrich) Benz
Born on This Date 1844



Carry Nation
Born on This Date 1846

[Shelby County
Historical Society, KY]


John Sengstacke
Born on This Date 1912

[Chicago Public Library]


Marc Brown
Born on This Date 1946


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United Nations: International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
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1892 James Stevens (Iowa-born Children's Author of Paul Bunyan) Iowa Authors Young-adult Authors Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission
1909 P.D. Eastman (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) P.D. Eastman Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1928 Shirley Climo (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1931 Bruce Clements (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1946 Marc Brown (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Marc Brown Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1952 Crescent Dragonwagon (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Official Website
1953 Stephen Krensky (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Official Website
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1817 John Bigelow (New York-born Diplomat, Author, Journalist, Editor of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography) New York Authors Journalism
1878 Georg Kaiser (German Dramatist) German Authors Plays
1895 Helen Hooven Santmyer (Ohio-born Author) Ohio Authors Writers Almanac
1912 John Sengstacke (Georgia-born Editor, Publisher of the Chicago Defender and Other African-American Newspapers) John Sengstacke Chicago Authors Journalism African-American Authors
1913 Lewis Thomas (New York-born Physician, Essayist) New York Authors Science Writers Almanac
1951 Charlaine Harris (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors
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1785 Franz Gruber (Austrian Composer of the Christmas Carol "Silent Night") Austrian Composers Composers Christmas Music
1896 Virgil Thomson (Missouri-born Composer, Critic) Missouri Composers American Composers Biography,com
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1844 Karl (Friedrich) Benz (German Engineer, Automotive Pioneer; co-Founder of Mercedes Benz) Karl Benz Automotives Mercedes-Benz
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1835 Andrew Carnegie (Scottish-American Steel Magnate, Philanthropist) Andrew Carnegie Business & Economics Libraries Philanthropy
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1609 Maria Henrietta (French Wife of King Charles I of England) French Political and Social Leaders English Political and Social Leaders Charles I of England
1846 Carry Nation (Kentucky-born Temperance Advocate) Carry Nation Religion Drug  Abuse
1847 Benjamin Trueblood (Indiana-born Quaker Peace Advocate) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Quakers
1864 Al Schmedeman (Governor of Wisconsin) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1881 Angelo Roncalli (Italian-born Pope John XXIII) Italian Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Catholic Popes
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1897 Willie "The Lion" Smith (New York City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) New York Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1920 Ricardo Montalban (Mexican-American Actor) Mexican Performing Artists Actors Television Latin-American Performing Artists Biography,com
1924 Paul Desmond (San Francisco-born Saxophonist; co-Author of the Jazz Classic "Take Five") San Francisco Performing Artists Jazz Internet Movie Database
1928 Etta James (South Carolina-born African-American Vocalist) South Carolina Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1931 Nat Adderley (Florida-born African-American Trumpet Player) Florida Performing Artists Popular Musicans African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1947 John Larroquette (New Orleans-born Actor) New Orleans Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography,com
1960 Amy Grant (Georgia-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Musicians Official Web Site Biography,com Internet Movie Database
1971 Christina Applegate (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography,com
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1874 Joe Gans (Maryland-born African-American Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1903 William DeHart Hubbard (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame; First African-American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal) Ohio Sports Figures 1924 Summer Olympics Track & Field Hall of  Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1914 Joe DiMaggio (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Joe Dimaggio National Baseball Hall of Fame
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1626 Edward Alleyn (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors
1885 King Alfonso XII of Spain Spain Tuberculosis
1890 James Milton Smith (Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1944 Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Ohio-born Judge; Commissioner of Major League Baseball: 1920-44) Ohio Sports Figures Law and Legal Resources Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame
1946 Al Schmedeman (Governor of Wisconsin) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1957 Ernest Oppenheimer (South African Financier, Diamond Mining and Industrial Magnate) South African Business Leaders Business Diamonds South African History
1958 Charles Kettering (Ohio-born Inventor, Industrial Pioneer) Charles Kettering American Scientists & Inventors American Business Leaders
1968 Upton Sinclair (Maryland-born Author) Upton Sinclair American Authors
1974 U Thant (Burmese-born Secretary General of the United Nations) The United Nations Burma
1987 Harold Washington (First African-American Mayor of Chicago) Chicago Political and Social Leaders African American Political and Social Leaders
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1715 Sebastián Vizcaíno Renames the California Island of Pimu to Santa Catalina, in Honor of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catalina Island, California Catholic Saints Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
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1731 Johann Sebastian Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 140, Is First Performed in Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1758 British Capture Fort Duquesne at the Site of Present-day Pittsburgh Pennsylvania British History France French and Indian War New York Times
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: A half after 6 o'clock we set out. The coast is higher today with the rock rising perpendicular and sometimes projecting from the water's edge. The rock is the same as yesterday with a larger amount of flint. All of the stone in this country seems to lie in horizontal stratas although forced or moved from there original place by the river. We passed several insignificant streams today. The country appears toe high with some low intervals, which appears to overflow in high water. We passed a small creek, just above this were some Shawnee huts and tents. From here we came to the Apple river, the most considerable stream yet. On this stream about 7 miles form its mouth was a small village of Shawnee. At the Cow River (Big Muddy River) there are many fine mines of pitt coal. Boats come here to transport it for use for blacksmiths and other artisans. On the high cliff rock of limestone are scattering pine, cedar and some oak Hickory. We arrived at the Grand Tower a little before sunset and went on shore for the night. This seems to be a place of the tropics or equinoxial line, those who are unfamiliar with it are always compelled to stop for a drink.
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: The Wind being high rendered it impossible for us to Cross the river from our Camp, we deturmind to proceed on up where it was narrow, we Set out early accompanied by 7 Clât Sops for a fiew miles, they left us and Crossed the river through emence high waves;

we Dined in the Shallow Bay on Dried pounded fish, after which we proceeded on near the North Side of the Columbia, and encamp a little after night near our Encampment of the 7th instant near a rock at Some distance in the river. evening Cloudy the Winds of to day is generally E. S. E which was a verry favourable point for us as the highlands kept it from us

Mt. St. Hilians Can be Seen from the mouth of this river.

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1825 Rensselaer Polytechnic, America's First Engineering College, Opens in Troy, NY New York Education American Scientists & Mathematicians Historic Firsts
1835 The Republic of Texas Establishes Its Navy Republic of Texas Naval Military History Texas State Historical Association
1846 Prairie County, Arkansas Is Created Prairie County, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1850 Texas Gives Up Its Claim to Disputed Land in New Mexico Texas New Mexico Texas State Historical Association
1852 Residents of Longview, Washington Declare Independence from the Oregon Territory Longview, Washington Oregon
1863 Grant Routs Confederates at Missionary Ridge, Breaks Siege of Chattanooga Tennessee The Battle of Chattanooga History Channel Florida Historical Society University of Georgia State of Michigan Minnesota Historical Society
1864 In Georgia, a Mix of Confederate Forces Skirmish with Sherman's Union Army Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
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1865 Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Paganini," Op. 35, for Piano Is First Performed in Zürich, Switzerland Johannes Brahms Zurich, Switzerland Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1876 U.S. Troops Destroy the Village of Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife in Retaliation for the Massacre at Little Bighorn Westward Expansion Cheyenne Indians Native American Studies Death History Channel
1882 Gilbert & Sullivan's Comic Operetta "Iolanthe" Opens at the Savoy Theater in London London Stage & Theater Historic Firsts American Public Media
1885 Scottish Settlers Leave Glasgow Bound for Sarasota, Florida Glasgow, Scotland Sarasota, Florida Immigration Florida Historical Society
By a Margin of Just over 200 Votes, Atlanta and Fulton County Residents Approved a Referendum for Prohibition Atlanta, Georgia Voting Drugs 18th Amendment University of Georgia
1888 "Storm Warriors" Save 29 Lives Off the Coast of Massachusetts Massachusetts Naval History Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1898 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Opera "Mozart and Salieri" Is First Performed in Moscow Moscow, Russia Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
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1901 Gustav Mahler Conducts the World Premiere of His "Fourth Symphony" in Munich, Germany Gustav Mahler Germany Composers American Public Media
1905 Scientific American Runs First Ad for a Radio Receiver Radio Propaganda Scientific American Historic Firsts Early Radio History
1911 Texas Power Broker, Edward M. House, First Meets Presidential Candidate Woodrow Wilson Texas Political and Social Leaders President Woodrow Wilson Politics Texas State Historical Association
1913 Lincoln Beachey Completes the First Airplane Loop-the-loop over San Diego Bay California Aviation History Historic Firsts San Diego Union Tribune
1915 University of Delaware Football Team Defeats William & Mary 93-0 Deleware Education Virginia Education Football University of Delaware University of William & Mary State of Delaware
1918 Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck Surrenders His German Forces in East Africa Two Weeks After the Armistice Signing Africa Germany World War I History Channel
1922 Archaeologist Howard Carter Opens First Doorway to the King Tutankhamen Tomb Howard Carter Tomb of King Tutankhamen Archaeology Ashmolean Museum
The Alaska Electric Light & Power Company Installs a 20-watt Radio Broadcast Station at Juneau Juneau, Alaska Electicity Radio Alaska Electric Light & Power Company Alaska Historical Society
1925 Radio Station WFLA Is Founded in Dunedin as the First Licensed Commercial Radio Station in Florida Dunedin, Florida Radio Historic Firsts WFLA Florida Historical Society
1936 In Berlin, Japan & Germany Sign Anti-Comintern Pact to Oppose Spread of Communism Japan Germany Yale University
1941 Warnings Are Issued of Possible Japanese Attack of U.S. Ships at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Japan Hawaii Pearl Harbor History Channel
German U-boat Sinks the British Battleship Barham, Killing 848 Great Britain Germany Naval History World War II Death U.S. Navy
1943 South African Prime Minister, Jan Christiaan Smuts, Speaks Before to the British Parliament South African Political and Social Leaders Great Britain British Parliament South African History
1944 German V-2 Rocket Kills 160 Shoppers at an English Woolworth Department Store England Germany World War II Death Woolworth Virtual Museum
1946 1,165 St. Paul, Minnesota Schoolteachers Walk Out in the First Organized Teachers' Strike in the Nation St. Paul, Minnesota Education Strikes Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1947 Foreign Minister from France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the U.S. Convene in London to Discuss the Future of Post-War Europe France Great Britain Soviet Union United States The Cold War European History History Channel
Film Industry Executives Announce the "Hollywood 10" Will Be Fired or Suspended U.S. Congress McCarthyism Film History Channel
1948 Ed Parsons of Astoria, Oregon Transmits the First Television Signal via Cable Astoria, Oregon Inventors & Inventions Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Forbes American Heritage
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1949 Richmond, Virginia's Electric Streetcar System Makes Its Final Run Richmond, Virginia Transportation Virginia Historical Society
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1950 High Winds, Low Temperatures and Snow Cause 160 Deaths Across the Eastern United States Wind Temperature Snow Death History Channel
1952 Agatha Christie's Play The Mousetrap Opens in London Agatha Christie Plays History Channel
1955 The Interstate Commerce Commission Bans Racial Segregation on Interstate Trains and Buses U.S. Government Racism Railroads Transportation U.S. Civil Rights Movement Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Virginia
1957 President Eisenhower Suffers Slight Stroke President Eisenhower The American Presidency New York Times
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1963 President Kennedy Is Buried with Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery John F. Kennedy Arlington National Cemetary History Channel BBC
1973 The Government of Greek President George Papadopoulos Is Ousted in a Bloodless Military Coup After Weeks of Unrest Greece BBC
1974 Christiaan Barnard Performs the World's First Double Heart Transplant Christiaan Barnard Medical Research Heart Transplants Historic Firsts CBS South African History
Irish Republican Army Is Outlawed in Britain Following Deadly Pub Bombing Great Britain Ireland Terrorism
1975 The Dutch Parliament Grants Suriname Its Independence Suriname The Netherlands MSN Encarta
Robert S. Ledleyfor Is Granted Patent #3,922,522 for a "Diagnostic X-ray Systems" Known as CAT-Scan Medical Research Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1984 Band Aid Rock Stars Gather at Sarm Studios in London to Record "Do They Know It's Christmas" with All Proceeds to Ethiopian Famine Relief London, England Ethiopia Popular Musicians Food Historic UK
1986 Reagan Admits to Diverting Secret Iranian Arms Revenues to Nicaraguan Rebels Iran Nicaragua Iran-Contra Scandal History Channel New York Times
1988 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Does Some Damage in Canada's Québec City Area Quebec, Canada Earthquakes USGS
1990 Washington's Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge Sinks into the Mud of Lake Washington Washington Bridges HistoryLink
1992 Czechoslovak Federal Assembly Passes a Constitutional Act Creating the Czech & Slovak Republics as of 01/01/1993 Czech Slovakia Radio Prague
1996 Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 6,500 for the First Time Markets & Investments Historic Firsts History Channel
1997 Protests Erupt at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia International Trade Human Rights/Civil Rights CBC
1998 Chinese President Jiang Zemin Arrives in Tokyo for a State Visit China Japan New York Times
A No-Confidence Vote of the Turkish Assembly Topples the Country's Government Amid Allegations of Corruption Turkish Government BBC
Explosion and Fire at Anacortes, Washington's Equilon Puget Sound Refinery Kills 6 Workers Anacortes, Washington Death HistoryLink
1999 The United Nations Passes a Resolution Designating November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women United Nations Women Historic World Documents History Channel
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