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BEGINNERS

1. In what year did the United Nations adopt its Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Two African-American men were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace on this date 14 years apart. Who were these two men? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Penguin, where was the Manor House located that served as the setting for Mary Norton's The Borrowers? (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:
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INTERMEDIATE

1. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded on this date how many years after the death of Alfred Nobel on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. William Tecumseh Sherman completed his March to the Sea on this date in 1864. On what date did his March to the Sea begin? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Middle Tennessee State University, what was Melvil Dewey's full name? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a poem by Emily Dickinson (according to the Academy of American Poets)
A KAO REPAIR TIME

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

1. According to the National Park Service, in what business venture did George Druillard participate after serving as a member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery?

2. According to Simon Fraser University, what was Augusta Ada Byron's mother's name? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Academy of American Poets, why did Emily Dickinson only spend one year at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book of poetry by Carolyn Kizer (according to the Academy of American Poets)
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Augusta Ada Byron
Born on This Date 1815

[Catholic University of Leuven]

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Emily Dickinson
Born on This Date 1830

[Amherst College]

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Melvil Dewey
Born on This Date 1851

[Pusan Women's College]

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Mary Norton
Born on This Date 1903


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Ray Nance
Born on This Date 1913

[Library of Congress]

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1803
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: I took the meridian altitude at the landing opposite the town of Cahokia. The sun was very dim today which made observations difficult.
Illinois Missouri Data Collection The Mississippi River
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a verry Cold Day The Thermometer to day at 10 & 11 Degrees below 0., Capt Lewis returned, to day at 12 oClock leaveing 6 men at the Camp to prepare the meat for to pack 4 Horse loads Came in, Capt Lewis had a Cold Disagreeable night last in the Snow on a Cold point with one Small Blankett the Buffaloe Crossed the river below in emence herds without brakeing in. only 2 buffalow killed to day one of which was too pore to Skin, The men which was frost bit is gitting better. the rise 1½ inch wind North

Ordway: Cloudy cold morning. Capt Lewis & Several of the hunters returned to the fort. the horses were Sent eairly this morning down to their last nights camp for meat. they returned with large loads of meat. the weather Gits colder verry fast So that the Sentinel had to be relieved every hour. one of the Mandan Indians who had been wounded by the Souix came to our officers to be cured. G. Drewyer [George Drouillard] killed two Buffalow and a deer & brought in the Deer this eving. the weather is colder this evening than it was this morning. Blanket cappoes* provided for each man who Stood in need of them &.C.

[*A capote, or blanket coat, a long, hooded coat of heavy blanket material]

Gass: After breakfasting on marrow bones, Captain Lewis and four of us set out for the fort. Four hunters and another man to keep camp remained out. On our return we met one of our men, who said that a party had gone down with the horses for more meat. This day was very cold: an experiment was made with proof spirits, which in fifteen minutes froze into hard ice. In the evening two of our hunters came in with the horses, but had killed nothing. Five encamped out.

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04 North Dakota Map: 10/26/04
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The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: a Cloudy rainey morning verry early I rose and walked on the Shore of the Sea coast and picked up Several Curious Shells. I Saw Indians walking up and down the beech which I did not at first understand the Cause of, one man came to where I was and told me that he was in Serch of fish which is frequently thrown up on Shore and left by the tide, and told me in English the "Sturgion was verry good" and that the water when it retired left fish which they eate

this was Conclusive evedance to me that this Small band depended in Some Measure for their winters Subsistance on the fish which is thrown on Shore and left by the tide—

after amuseing my Self for about an hour on the edge of the rageing Seas I returned to the houses, one of the Indians pointed to a flock of Brant Sitting in the creek at Short distance below and requested me to Shute one, I walked down with my Small rifle and killed two at about 40 yds distance, on my return to the houses two Small ducks Set at about 30 Steps from me the Indians pointed at the ducks they were near together, I Shot at the ducks and accidently Shot the head of one off,

this Duck and brant was Carried to the house and every man Came around examined the Duck looked at the gun the Size of the ball which was 100 to the pound and Said in their own language Clouch Musket, wake, com ma-tax Musket which is, a good Musket do not under Stand this kind of Musket &c.

I entered the Same house I Slept in, they imediately Set before me their best roots, fish and Surup—, I attempted to purchase a Small Sea otter Skin for read beeds which I had in my pockets, they would not trade for those beeds not priseing any other Colour than Blue or White, I purchased a little of the berry bread and a fiew of their roots for which I gave Small fish hooks, which they appeared fond of—

I then Set out on my return by the Same rout I had Come out accompanied by Cus-ka lah and his brother as far as the 3d Creek, for the purpose of Setting me across, from which place they returned, and I proceeded on through a heavy rain to the Camp at our intended fort, Saw a bears track & the tracks of 2 Elk in the thick woods—

found Capt Lewis with all the men out Cutting down trees for our huts &c. in my absence the Men brought in the Six Elk which was killed Several days ago—. 4 men Complaining of violent Coalds.

three Indians in a Canoe Came up from the Clat Sop Village yesterday and returned to day. The Sea Coast is about 7 miles distant Nearly West about 5 miles of the distance through a thick wood with reveens hills and Swamps the land, rich black moald 2 miles in a open wavering Sandy prarie, ridge runing parrelal to the river, Covered with Green Grass.


Whitehouse: Captain Clark and the party that went with him to the Ocean did not return this morning and the Indians that staid with us during the last night, left us this morning.

The party that was at Camp all turned out & were employed in cutting of Pickets & carrying them to the place where our Officers intend erecting a fort.

It rain'd the most part of this day.

Towards evening Captain Clark & three of the Men that went with him returned from the Ocean.— They informed us that they had blazed a Road, through the Woods, from the Ocean; which they supposed to be about 7 Miles.

They found 3 Indian huts, which lay on the Edge of the Ocean, which was Inhabited. The Indians who resided in these huts, informed Captain Clark & his party, that there was a considerable number of Indians; who resided further up along the Coast.

The party that were with Captain Clark had killed one Elk, and saw two Gangs of the same kind of animals.

The Indians at those huts, gave our Men plenty of pounded fish & Roots to eat, & behaved very friendly.

The land between this & the Ocean is cover'd with Pine Trees, & on the Coast, low flatt land considerable Priaries & some swamps, in which grows Cranberries, &ca.—

Our officers concluded on to build our huts of logs, & to picket them in from the Corners

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1817 Mississippi Is Admitted as the 20th State with Washington, Mississippi as Its Capital and David Holmes Its Governor Mississippi U.S. History Mississippi Writer's Project
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