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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. Which country adopted its constitution on this date in 1992? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. When Washington's troops retreated across the Delaware River on this date in 1776, where were they going? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the National Inventors' Hall of Fame, how did Eli Whitney affect the industrial development of the United States? (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:
IT WINS DUNE
INTERMEDIATE

1. On this date in 1850, who became the first African-American woman to earn a college degree? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the British Monarchy, how old was Mary Stuart when she became Queen of Scots? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the University of Virginia, how was James Thurber blinded in his left eye? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a work by Horace (according to Authors' Calendar):
SPEEDO

EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Virtual Finland, in Finland Jean Sibelius is comparable to what national figure in Great Britain?

2. According to the PBS biography, Diego Rivera is credited with the reintroduction of what art style into modern art and architecture?

3. According to the History Channel, what provision did Abraham Lincoln make for the property of those who had fought for the Confederacy, when he issued his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction on this date in 1863?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1930s major work by James Thurber (according to San Antonio College):
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Mary Queen of Scots
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Eli Whitney
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Jean Sibelius
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Diego Rivera
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James Thurber
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Catholicism: Feast of the Immaculate Conception
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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1881 Padraic Colum (Irish Poet, Children's Author) Irish Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author Poetry
1897 Edwin Tunis (New York-born Children's Historical Author, Illustrator) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author American Artists U.S. History
1911 Kin Platt (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author American Artists
1913 Delmore Schwartz (New York City-born Poet, Children's Author) Delmore Schwartz Young-adult Author Poetry
1928 Miriam Chaikin (Israeli Children's Author) Israeli Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author
1940 Mary Azarian (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Washington, D.C. Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author American Artists
1951 Kristi Holl (Iowa-born Children's Author) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
65 B.C. Horace (Ancient Greek Poet) Horace Poetry
1790 Richard Carlile (English Journalist; Disciple of Thomas Paine) English Authors & Writers Journalism
1832 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (Norwegian Poet) Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Poetry
1862 Georges Feydeau (French Playwright) Georges Feydeau Plays
1894 James Thurber (Ohio-born Author, Humorist, Artist) James Thurber
1906 Richard Llewellyn (Welsh Author of How Green Was My Valley) Richard Llewellyn
1913 Delmore Schwartz (New York City-born Poet) Delmore Schwartz Poetry
1936 Zhang Xianliang (Chinese Novelist, Poet, Political Dissident) Zhang Xianliang Poetry
1945 John Banville (Irish Novelist) Irish Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1947 Ron Hansen (Nebraska-born Novelist) Nebraska Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1949 Mary Gordon (New York-born Novelist) Mary Gordon
Artists, Architects and Designers
1861 Aristide Maillol (French Sculptor) Aristide Maillol
1886 Diego Rivera (Mexican Artist) Diego Rivera Latin-American Studies
1894 Elzie (Crisler) Segar (Illinois-born Cartoonist: Creator of Popeye) Illinois Artists Cartoons & Comics
1922 Lucian Freud (German-born British Artist) Lucian Freud Artists
Classical Composer and Performers
1865 Jean Sibelius (Finnish Composer) Jean Sibelius Composers
Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors
1730 Jan Ingenhousz (Dutch Physician, Chemist, Engineer; Pioneer in the Study of Photosynthesis in Plants) Jan Ingenhousz Photosynthesis
1765 Eli Whitney (Massachusetts-born Inventor, Manufacturer Who Perfected the Cotton Gin) Eli Whitney Inventors & Invention Farming & Agriculture
1947 Thomas Robert Cech (Chicago-born 1989 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Chicago Scientists & Mathematicians RNA 1989 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
Political & Social Leaders
1542 Mary Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots) Mary Stuart British Monarchy
1626 Christina (Queen of Sweden) Sweden
1802 William Bebb (Governor of Ohio) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
1828 Clinton Fisk (New York-born Prohibitionist, Educator: Namesake of Fisk University) New York Political and Social Leaders Fisk University African American Registry
1868 Henry Hugh Proctor (Tennessee-born African-American Minister, Civil Rights Activist) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders Civil Rights Notable African Americans
1903 Zelma Watson George (Texas-born African-American Activist, UN Delegate, Opera Singer, Educator) Texas Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Performing Artists
1911 Lee J. Cobb (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1925 Sammy Davis, Jr. (New York City-born African-American Singer, Dancer, Actor) Sammy Davis, Jr. Actors Film Television Dance Notable African Americans
1928 Jimmy Smith (Pennsylvania-born African-American Musician, Songwriter) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians American Composers Notable African Americans African American Registry
1930 Maximilian Schel (Austrian Actor) Austrian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1933 Flip Wilson (New Jersey-born African-American Comedian) New Jersey Performing Artists Television Notable African Americans African American Registry
1936 David Carradine (Los Angeles-born Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1943 Jim Morrison (Florida-born Popular Musician of "The Doors" Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Jim Morrison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1947 Gregg Allman (Tennessee-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Tennessee Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Official Website Internet Movie Database
1953 Kim Basinger (Georgia-born Actress) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com University of Georgia
1964 Teri Hatcher (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1966 Sinéad O'Connor (Irish Popular Musician) Irish Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1864 George Boole (English Mathematician: Namesake of Boolean Logic) George Boole Mathematics
1891 Marcellus Lovejoy Stearns (Maine-born 11th Governor of Florida ) Maine Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1910 James H. Stout (Iowa-born Founder of the University of Wisconsin-Stout) Iowa Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Education University of Wisconsin-Stout Wisconsin Historical Society
1917 John F. Appleby (Wisconsin Inventor of the Twine-Binder) Wisconsin Scientists & Inventors Inventors and Inventions Wisconsin Historical Society
1978 Golda Meir (Ukrainian-born Prime Minister of Israel) Golda Meir Israeli Political and Social Leaders
1980 John Lennon (English Popular Musician, Songwriter Member of the Beatles) John Lennon The Beatles Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Historical Events Occurring between 1700 - 1799
1702 The Duke of Alburquerque Arrives in Mexico City to Assume Duties as the 34th Viceroy of New Spain Mexico Political and Social Leaders Spain Political and Social Leaders Albuquerque, New Mexico Latin-American Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1743 Georg Frederick Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum and Anthem" Is First Performed in London London, England Georg Frederick Handel Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1755 Mission Concepción Near San Antonio, Texas Is Dedicated Texas Religion Mission Concepción Texas State Historical Association
1775 Americans Begin the Siege of Quebec Canada Siege of Quebec History Channel
1776 George Washington's Retreating Army Crosses Delaware River from NJ to PA New Jersey Pennsylvania George Washington American Revolution New York Times
1787 California's La Purísima Concepción Is Founded by Father Fermin Lasuén California California Missions Hispanic Heritage California Missions
Historical Events Occurring between 1800 - 1899
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a verry Cold morning, the Thermometer Stood at 12 d. below 0 which is
42 d below the freesing point, wind from the N W I with 15 men turned out and killed 8 buffalow & one Deer, one Cow and Calf was brought in, two Cows
which I killed at 7 miles Dst. I left 2 men to Skin & Keep off the wolves, and brought in one Cow & a calf, in the evening on my return to the fort Saw great numbers of Buffalow Comeing into the Bottoms on both Sides of the river This day being Cold Several men returned a little frost bit; one of men with his feet badly frost bit my Servents feet also frosted, I feel a little fatigued haveing run after the Buffalow all day in Snow many Places 10 inches Deep, Generally 6 or 8, two men hurt their hips verry much in Slipping down— The Indians kill great
numbers of Buffalow to day— 2 reflectings Suns* to day

[*The sun dog, or parhelion, is produced by the sun's rays reflecting off ice crystals in the very high atmosphere. It is commonly associated with advancing frontal systems and was thus used by natives and modern inhabitants as a harbinger of an approaching storm]

Ordway: the weather is 12 degrees colder this morning than I ever new it to be
in the States. clear the wind N. W.

about 9 oC Capt. Clark and 14 of the party set off a hunting The prarie we Shortly came in cite of a large gang of Buffalow. we Saw a nomber of the Savvages on horse back running after them. we proceeded on Capt. Clark &
myself Saw 2 or 3 Buffalow by themselves we got near them & fires at them wounded one. the men all Scattered So that we missed oppertuntities of Surrounding the gangs of Buffalow. But we saw the praries Black at a distance down the River & in a Bottom which is abt. 5 miles from our fort we then went
in to the Bottom and killed 2 cow Buffalow out of a large gang & wounded Several more. one of our men came to us who had killed a calf Buff. we left 2 men to take care of the meat. we then Set off to return to our fort walked a short distance to where calf was and carried it with us. walked fast. Saw a Deer 2
men met us with horses. we got to the fort a little after dark the hunters all
come in had killed in all 6 Buffalow & one Deer. the men who went with Capt. Clark

the air thick with Ice all this day, like a fog.—

Gass: In our hunt of yesterday, two men had their feet frostbitten. Captain Clarke and another party went out though the cold was extreme, to hunt the buffaloe; and killed nine and a deer. One man got his hand frozen; another his foot and some more got a little touched. Two men encamped out to take care
of the meat.

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04 North Dakota Map: 10/26/04
Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Fort Mandan Native American Tribes Weather Temperature Health

Buffalo Deer

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: We haveing fixed on this Situation as the one best Calculated for our Winter quarters I deturmin'd to go as direct a Course as I could to the Sea Coast which we Could here roar and appeared to be at no great distance from us, my principal object is to look out a place to make Salt, blaze the road or rout that they men out hunting might
find the direction to the fort if they Should get lost in cloudy weather—and See the probibillity of game in that
direction, for the Support of the Men, we Shall Send to make Salt,

I took with me five men and Set out on a Course S 60 W proceeded on a dividing ridge through lofty piney land much falling timber. passed the heads of 2 brooks one of them had wide bottoms which was over flown & we waded to our knees crossed 2 Slashes [Swamps] and arrived at a Creek in a open ridgey prarie covered with Sackacomma this Creek we were obliged to raft, which is about 60 yards over and runs in a direction to Point adams,

we discovered a large gange of Elk in the open lands, and we prosued them through verry bad Slashes and Small ponds about 3 miles, Killed one and camped on a Spot Scercely large enough to lie Clear of the Water. it is almost incredeable to assurt the bogs
which those animals Can pass through, I prosue'd this gang of Elk through bogs which the wate of a man would Shake for ½ an Acre, and maney places I Sunk into the mud and water up to my hips without finding any bottom on the trale of those Elk.

Those bogs are Covered with a kind of moss among' which I observe an ebundance of Cramberries. in those
Slashes Small Knobs are promisquisly Scattered about which are Steep and thickly Covered with pine Common to
the Countrey & Lorel.

we made a Camp of the Elk Skin to keep off the rain which Continued to fall, the Small Knob on which we Camped did not afford a Sufficiency of dry wood for our fire, we collected what dry wood we Could and what Sticks we Could
Cut down with the Tomahawks, which made us a tolerable fire.


Whitehouse: We had a hard white frost & cold, & windy morning.

Our officers sent off 12 of our party early, in order to bring the Meat which was left by the 6 Men to camp. They embark'd in two Canoes for that purpose. One of our Canoes was carried off by the tide, during last night.

Captain Clark & another party of our Men went across by land to the Ocean, in order to blaze a road, & to look out a convenient place for to make Salt.

Towards evening the party that went with the Canoes returned with them, loaded with Elk & deer meat.

The latter part of the day was cold & cloudy, & in the Evening we had a little Rain & high Wind from the North East—

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 11/07/05 Clatsop County, Oregon Fort Clatsop
USGS The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska
1812 Earthquake Destroys the San Juan Capistrano Church Killing 40 People Inside California California Missions Earthquake Death San Juan Capistrano Historical Society USGS
1813 Ludwig van Beethoven Conducts the First Performance of His Symphony No. 7 in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Ludwig van Beethoven Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1823 Decatur County, Georgia Is Created in Honor of U.S. Navy Commodore Stephen Decatur Decatur County, Georgia Stephen Decatur Naval History U.S. Military Figures University of Georgia
1824 The First Presbyterian Church in Florida Was Incorporated at St. Augustine St. Augustine, Florida Religion Naval History U.S. Military Figures University of Georgia
1845 German Astronomer Karl Ludwig Hencke Discovers the 5th Asteroid: Astraea German Scientists and Mathematicians Asteroids NASA
1849 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera, "Luisa Miller," Is First Performed in Naples at the Teatro San Carlo Giuseppe Verdi Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1850 Lucy Ann Stanton Is First African-American Women to Earn College Degree Ohio Education African-American History Women Historic Firsts Mason Public Library
1854 Pope Pius IX Proclaims the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception Dogma of the Immaculate Conception Religion New York Times
1857 Bee County, Texas Is Created Texas Bee County, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1859 Newton County Is Broken Off from Jasper County as the Last New County to be Created in Indiana Newton County, Indiana Indiana Historical Society
1863 Abraham Lincoln Issues Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Log
The First National Bank of St. Paul Is the First Minnesota Bank Chartered under the National Banking Act of 1863 St. Paul, Minnesota Economics Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
Britain's Tom King Defeats American John Heenan to Be First World Heavyweight Champion Great Britain International Boxing Hall of Fame Historic Firsts History Channel
1864 All Men Ages 16-55 in Atlanta & Fulton County, Georgia Ordered to Report for Military Duty Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
1866 Clarinda, Iowa Is Incorporated Clarinda, Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa
1873 The Community of Texarkana Is Established Texas Louisiana Arkansas Official Website Texas State Historical Association
1879 Louisiana Ratifies New State Constitution - Moves State Capital to Baton Rouge Louisiana Library of Congress
1886 Union Leaders Found the American Federation of Labor in Columbus, Ohio Ohio Labor AFL-CIO History Channel
The Residents of Browns Valley, Minnesota Refuse to Relinquish Records Needed to Move the Traverse County Seat to Wheaton Traverse County, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
The City of Arcadia, Florida Is Incorporated Arcadia, Florida Florida Historical Society
1894 Jesuit Priests Dedicate First Building for What Will Become Seattle University Washington Education Seattle University History Link
1896 U.S. Patent Issued to J.T. White for an Improved Lemon Squeezer Patents and Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Foods & Nutrition African-American Scientists & Inventors About.com
Historical Events Occurring between 1900 - 1949
1900 In Alaska, the Steamer City of Topeka Goes Aground on Sullivan Island in Lynn Canal Alaska Steamboats Alaska
1902 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Is Sworn in As Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1907 The University of Central Arkansas Is Founded in Conway as the Arkansas State Teachers College Conway, Arkansas Education University of Central Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1912 Over 1,000 People Gather at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York to Hear Boston Writer Mary Antin New York City Massachusetts Authors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1914 British Defeat Germans in the Battle of the Falkland Islands Great Britain Germany World War I History Channel
Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas Universities Form the Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Texas Oklahoma Arkansas Competitve Sports Texas State Historical Association
Irving Berlin's Watch Your Step Opens at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City Irving Berlin New York City American Musicals Plays Internet Broadway Database
1931 William Faulkner's Idyll in the Desert Is Published by Random House William Faulkner American Authors Random House American Collection
Lloyd Espenschied and Herman Affel of AT&T Receive U.S. Patent No. 1,835,031 for Coaxial Cable Patents and Trademarks Television History of Technology
George Gershwin's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical, "Of Thee I Sing," Premieres in Boston Boston, Massachusetts George Gershwin Composers Stage & Theater Historic Firsts 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Drama American Public Media
1936 NAACP Sues for Equal Pay for African-American Teachers: Gibbs v. Board of Education NAACP Maryland Education African-American Heritage Law & Legal Resource Montgomery County Historical Society
NAACP Presents Springarn Medal Posthumously to John Hope, President Morehouse College NAACP Education African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia Morehouse College
1940 Chicago Bears Defeat the Washington Redskins 73-0 Chicago Washington, D.C. Football USA Today New York Times
1941 United States & Great Britain Declare War on Japan Japan Great Britain Delcaration of War U.S. Congress World War II in the Pacific History Channel
Senator Jeanette Rankin Casts Sole Vote Against U.S. Declaration of War Japan Jeanette Rankin U.S. Congress World War II in the Pacific History Channel
Light Towers Intended for Wrigley Field Donated to Great Lakes Naval Air Station Chicago Baseball World War II USA Today
1945 Toyota Motor Company Restarts Japan's Auto Industry Producing Buses & Trucks Japan Automobiles Toyota History Channel
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers Trade Dixie Walker, Outspoken Critic of Jackie Robinson New York City Jackie Robinson Baseball African-American History Racism Baseball Library
McCollum v. Board of Education Is Argued Before the U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court Education Religion First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Concordia
1949 Chinese Nationalists Move Government to Formosa as Communists Attack China The Cold War History Channel
Jule Styne's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway English Composers New York City American Musicals Plays Internet Broadway Database
Historical Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999
1953 President Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" Speech Proposes International Atomic Energy Agency President Dwight Eisenhower Atomic Energy Eisenhower Presidential Library
1960 The Lazy Mountain Children's Home Near Palmer, Alaska Is Destroyed by Fire Palmer, Alaska Child Advoacy Fire Alaska
1961 Wilt Chamberlain Scores 78 points for the Philadelphia Warriors Against Lakers Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame Notable African Americans New York Times
1965 British Law Makes Racial Discrimination Illegal in Public Places British Government Racism Law and Legal Resources BBC
1966 North Vietnam Rejects President Johnson's Prisoner Exchange Proposal President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War History Channel
In Santa Fe, a New State Capitol Is Dedicated for New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico New Mexico Magazine
1969 President Nixon Declares Vietnam War Is Ending President Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Police Raid Black Panther Headquarters in Los Angeles Los Angeles African-American History African Amercian Registry
1970 The "Count Chocula" Trademark Is Registered Trademarks and Patents Foods and Nutrition USPTO
1974 Greek People Vote by Massive Majority Against Restoring the Monarchy Greece Voting USDOS
1976 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Four in South Africa South Africa Earthquake Death USGS
1979 The University of Delaware Defeats Youngstown State 38-21 for the Division II National Football Championship Delaware Sports Figures Ohio Sports Figures Football University of Delaware Football Youngstown State University Football State of Delaware
1980 John Lennon Is Shot and Killed in New York City by a Deranged Fan John Lennon New York City The Beatles History Channel BBC
1982 Suriname's Military Regime Begins Three Days of Executing Political Opponents Without Trial Suriname Death Human Rights Watch
1983 British Parliament First Allows TV Cameras into the House of Lords British Government Television Historic Firsts BBC
1985 Telethon Benefits West Virginia Flood Victims West Virginia Television West Virginia State Archive
1986 Jim Wright Succeeds ''Tip'' O'Neill as Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives Tip O'Neill U.S. House of Representatives New York Times
1987 U.S. and Soviets Sign First Treaty to Reduce Nuclear Arsenals Mikhail Gorbachev Ronald Reagan 1987 Arms Reduction Treaty Historic Firsts History Channel BBC
Kurt Lidell Schmoke Inaugurated as First African-American Mayor of Baltimore Maryland African-American History Baltimore City News
1990 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Four in South Africa South Africa Earthquake Death USGS
Galileo Spacecraft Makes Its First Flyby of Earth on Its Way to Jupiter Space Exploration Earth Jupiter NASA
1991 Former Soviet States Russia, Belarus and Ukraine Form the Commonwealth of Independent States Soviet Union Russia Belarus Ukraine New York Times
Florida's Kimberly Bergalis Dies of AIDS Contracted from Her Dentist Florida Health Care Professionals AIDS Death Historic Firsts New York Times
1992 Uzbekistan Adopts Its Constitution Uzbekistan Umid
U.S. Troops Landing in Somalia to Initiate Operation Restore Hope Somalia New York Times
1993 President Clinton Signs North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Canada Mexico President Bill Clinton International Trade Historic Documents History Channel
NASA Launches a Second NATO Encrypted Communications Satellite NATO Communications Technology NASA
1994 German Scientists Create Four Atoms of Element 111 Lasting .004s Germany Unununium WebElements
1995 China Enthrones 6-year-old Panchen Lama China Tibet Hinduism U.S. Tibet Committee
Lithuania Applies for Membership in the European Union Lithuania European History University of Pittsburgh
The Grateful Dead Announces It Is Breaking Up Popular Musicians New York Times
1999 South African Leaders Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel Visit Seattle South African Political and Social Leaders Washington Nelson Mandela History Link
Historical Events Occurring between 2000 - 2009
2000 Florida Supreme Court Orders Hand Count of 45,000 Disputed Presidential Ballots Florida President George W. Bush American Presidency 2000 Presidential Election CNN