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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

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5-Minute Quests

1. Which Apollo Mission ended NASA's lunar landings on this date in 1972? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who received a patent for suspenders on this date in 1871? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Kidsread, Eve Bunting feels that she may have a bit of the old Irish storyteller in her. What is the Irish word for these storytellers? (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 Eve Bunting:

1. List the titles of four films that were released on this date from 1964 - 1997. (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Northern Illinois University, what was the name of the religious newspaper published by Mary Ashton Livermore's husband? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Chicago Public Library, Carter Woodson is known as "The Father of" what? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1968 work by 'Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayyati (according to the Authors' Calendar)

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

1. According to the Literary Traveler, whose act did Edith Piaf sing with at the age of 8?

2. According to TIME, what service did Richard Leakey head in Kenya? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. What was the title of John Ford's first feature film?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book by Carter Woodson (according to the Chicago Public Library)

Mary Ashton Livermore
Born on This Date 1820

[Northern Illinois University]

Rights Advocate

Carter Woodson
Born on This Date 1875

[Chicago Public Library]


Edith Piaf
Born on This Date 1915

[Edith Piaf's Paris]

Singer/Performing Artist

Eve Bunting
Born on This Date 1928


Young-adult Author

Richard Leakey
Born on This Date 1944

[Royce Carlton]


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Anguilla: Separation Day
(Commemoration of 1980 separation from St. Kitts and Nevis)
Anguilla St. Kitts and Nevis Great Britain The Anguillian
Mexico: Las Posadas (Day 4 of 9)
(Celebration Commemorating the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem)
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Republic of the Philippines: Misa de Gallo/Simbang Gabi/Misa de Aguinaldo
(Day 4 of 9 early morning Christmas masses)
The Republic of the Philippines Catholicism Christmas
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1868 Eleanor H. Porter (New Hampshire-born Children's Author) New Hampshire Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1928 Eve Bunting (Irish Children's Author) Eve Bunting Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1875 Carter Woodson (Virginia-born African-American Historian, Educator) Carter Woodson Education African-American History
1901 Oliver LaFarge (New York City-born Anthropologist, Author Awarded the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Novel) New York City Authors & Illustrators Native-American Studies 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Novel
1910 Jean Genet (French Dramatist) Jean Genet
1924 Michel Tournier (French Novelist) Michel Tournier
1926 Abdal-Wahhab al-Bayyati (Iraqi Poet) Abdal-Wahhab al-Bayyati Poetry
1929 Howard Sackler (New York City-born Playwright) Howard Sackler Plays
Classical Composers and Performing Artists
1825 George Frederick Bristow (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1888 Fritz Reiner (Hungarian-American Orchestral Conductor) Hungarian Composers Classical Musicians
Explorers, Pioneers & Astronauts
1790 William Edward Parry (English Arctic Explorer) English Explorers The Arctic
Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors
1813 Thomas Andrews (Irish Chemist) Thomas Andrews Chemistry
1852 A.A. (Albert) Michelson (German-born 1907 Nobel Laureate for Physics) German Scientists & Mathematicians Physics 1907 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1903 George Davis Snell (Massachusetts-born 1980 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Genetics 1980 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1944 Richard Leakey (English Anthropologist, Archaeologist) Richard Leakey Kenya Anthropology & Archaeology
1817 James Archer (Maryland-born Confederate General) James Archer American Civil War
Business Leaders
1849 Henry Clay Frick (Pennsylvania-born Businessman; Benefactor of New York City's Frick Museum) Pennsylvania Business Leaders Frick Museum Writer's Almanac
Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1836 Maria Louise Sanford (Connecticut-born Educator Whose Likeness Represents the State of Minnesota in Statuary Hall, Washington, D.C.) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Statuary Hall Educational Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
Political & Social Leaders
1813 Nelson Dewey (Connecticut-born First Governor of the State of Wisconsin) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1814 Edwin McMasters Stanton (Ohio-born U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of War) Edwin Stanton U.S. Government Agencies President Abraham Lincoln President Andrew Johnson American Civil War
1820 Mary Ashton Livermore (Massachusetts-born advocate of Women's Rights, Women's Suffrage) Mary Ashton Livermore Women's Rights Voting Human Rights/Civil Rights
1897 Martin Luther King, Sr. (Georgia-born African-American Religious Leaders: Father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion Human Rights/Civil Rights University of Georgia
1906 Leonid Brezhnev (Ukrainian-born Soviet Political Leader) Leonid Brezhnev Soviet Union
Performing Artists
1915 Edith Piaf (French Popular Singer) Edith Piaf Popular Musicians
1918 Henry Byrd (Professor Longhair: Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1920 David Susskind (Massachusetts-born Broadcast Journalist) David Susskind Journalism
1933 Cicely Tyson (New York City-born African-American Actress) Cicely Tyson Actors Television Film Famous African Americans
1946 Robert Urich (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1972 Alyssa Milano (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1934 Al Kaline (Maryland-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame State of Michigan
1957 Kevin McHale (Minnesota-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1961 Reggie White (Tennessee-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Tennessee Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame Famous African Americans African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1953 Robert Millikan (Illinois-born 1923 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Robert Millikan Physics The Electron 1923 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1982 Frederick Emmons Terman (Indiana-born Pioneer in anti-Radar Technology) Indiana Scientists & Mathematicians Physics History of Technology Center for Technology and Society
2004 Herbert C. Brown (English-born 1979 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Herbert C. Brown Chemistry Boron 1979 Nobel Laureate for Physics
Historically Significant Events Historically Significant Events
1154 Henry II Is Crowned King of England British History British Royalty BBC
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
1620 Landing Party from The Mayflower Returns Ashore Seeking Site for Settlement Plymouth Colony (pdf)
Historical Events Occurring between 1700 - 1799
1732 Ben Franklin First Publishes Poor Richard's Almanack Benjamin Franklin Journalism History Channel
1776 Thomas Paine Publishes His First "American Crisis" Paper Thomas Paine Journalism American Revolution History Channel Writer's Almanac
1777 Continental Army Enters Winter Camp at Valley Forge Pennsylvania Valley Forge History Channel
1793 Georgia's Governor Signs Legislation Creating Five New Counties, Georgia's 16th-20th Georgia Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
Georgia Legislation Places a £50 Tax on Any Slave Imported from Outside the State Georgia Slavery Economics University of Georgia
Historical Events Occurring between 1800 - 1899
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Monday - Wagons came with the provisions this evening. Floyd returned with a letter from Captain Lewis.
Illinois Missouri Business Camp DuBois
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: Some rain with intervales of fair weather last night, this morning Clear & the wind from the S, W.

we dispatched Sjt. Pryor with 8 men in 2 Canoes across Meriwethers Bay for the boards of an old Indian house which is vacant, the residue of the men at work at their hutsó

the after part of the Day Cloudy with Hail and rain,

Serjt. Pryor & party returned in the evening with a load of old boards which was found to be verry indifferent

2 Indians Cam and Stayed a Short time to day

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 11/07/05 Clatsop County, Oregon Fort Clatsop Clatsop Indians
USGS The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska
1813 British Capture New York's Fort Niagara New York Great Britain Fort Niagara War of 1812 Library of Congress
1819 State Legislation Prohibits Free Blacks from Purchasing or Acquiring Real Estate in Georgia Georgia Economics Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1832 San Antonio Submits Grievances Seeking to Separate Texas form the Mexican State of Coahuila Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1837 Colonel Zachary Taylor Leads a Force of 1,000 Men Against the Seminoles in Southern Florida Florida Seminole Indians Zachary Taylor Florida
Franklin County, Arkansas Is Created Franklin County, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1839 The Georgia Historical Society Is Chartered Georgia Official Website University of Georgia
1842 President Tyler Recognizes the Independence of Hawaii Hawaii President Tyler Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
1843 Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Is First Published in England Charles Dickens Authors Christmas Historic Firsts New York Times
1844 Lincoln Attends Meeting Concerning Whig Party Future Following Formation of Republican Party Abraham Lincoln Politics Republican Party Lincoln Logs
1852 California's First Magazine, The Golden Era, Is Published in San Francisco San Francisco Media Journalism Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1857 Georgia's Governor Signs Legislation Creating Glasscock County in Honor of General Thomas Glascock Glasscock County, Georgia University of Georgia
1859 Lincoln Sends Transcripts of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates to Ohio Republicans for Publication Ohio Abraham Lincoln Politics Republican Party Lincoln Logs
1864 President Lincoln Issues Proclamation Calling for 300,000 Volunteers Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Federal Troops Destroy a Supply Depot, Bridges and Miles of Railroad Track Near Pollard, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida
President Lincoln Attends Promenade Concert at Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Music Ford's Theater Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Declines Invitation to Participate in Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims Abraham Lincoln Plymouth Colony Lincoln Logs
1868 Congress Investigates Threats, Intimidation, Murder of Georgia African-Americans Attempting to Vote Georgia U.S. Congress Voting Crime African-American Heritage University of Georgia
Martial Law Is Revoked on Little River and Lafayette Counties Arkansas Arkansas Law and Legal Resources Arkansas History Commission
1871 Mark Twain Receives First of His Three Patents for Suspenders Mark Twain Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Center for Technology and Society
Alabama State Legislature Incorporates the City of Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama Alabama Archives
Albert Jones (New York City) Receives a Patent for Corrugated Paper (Cardboard) New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks
1886 Illinois and Indiana Are Connected with a New Bridge Across the Wabash River at Vincennes Illinois Vincennes, Indiana Wabash River Bridges Indiana Historical Society
1890 The Texas Towns of Lubbock and Monterey Consolidate Texas Texas State Historical Association
1899 Webster County, WV Approves Funds for Railroad Between Palmer Junction - Webster Springs Webster County, West Virginia Railroad Economics West Virginia Archives
Historical Events Occurring between 1900 - 1949
1903 New York's Williamsburg Bridge Is 2nd of 3 Steel-frame Suspension Bridges to Span East River New York City Bridges Library of Congress
1906 Seattle's Carnegie Library Opens Its Doors Washington Libaries and Media Resources History Link
Koochiching County Is Established, Named with the Cree Word for Rainy Lake Koochiching County, Minnesota Cree Indians Minnesota Historical Society
1907 Pennsylvania Coal Mine Explosion Kills 239 Pennsylvania Death New York Times
1910 Edward White Is Sworn in As Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Louisiana Political and Social Leaders President Taft U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1914 F. Scott Fitzgerald's Play Fie! Fie! Fi-Fi! Opens at Princeton University F. Scott Fitzgerald Plays American Collection
1915 Sir Douglas Haig Replaces Sir John French as Commander-in-Chief of British Forces British Military Leaders World War I History Channel
1917 National Hockey League (NHL) Plays Its First Games Ice Hockey National Hockey League Historic Firsts The Canadian Encyclopedia
1918 Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not Is First Published as "Camps and Chumps" Journalism Ripley's Historic Firsts Toonpedia
1920 A Carnation Holstein Cow Breaks World's Record Producing 37,361 Pounds of Milk in a Year Washington Cows Foods & Nutrition Carnation Historic Firsts History Link
1930 The Boston Symphony Performs the American Premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" to Celebrate the Symphony's 50th Anniversary Igor Stravinsky Boston Symphony Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1932 The BBC Initiates Its Shortwave Service British History Radio Historic Firsts BBC
1941 Hitler Takes Command of the German Army Germany Adolph Hitler World War II History Channel
Historical Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999
1950 The Dalai Lama Flees Tibet Ahead of Invasion by Chinese Forces Dalai Lama Tibet China Myriad-Westminster College
1954 Jack Kerouac Writes in His Journal, "At the lowest beatest ebb of my life." Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection
1957 British Airways Initiates Its First London - New York Scheduled Passenger Service Great Britain New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts British Airways
In Minneapolis, L. Howard Bennett Is the First African American Judge Appointed in Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts African-American Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
Music Man Opens in New York City New York City Meredith Wilson Music Man Internet Broadway Database
1960 Unmanned U.S. Mercury-Redstone Rocket Achieves Weightlessness for 5m 30s Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1961 The Last of the Civil Rights Workers Are Released from the Albany, Georgia Jail Georgia Human Rights/Civil Rights University of Georgia
1962 In Alaska, a Fire Causes $300,000 Damage to the Cape Lisburne Air Force Station Alaska Fire Alaska Historical Society
1964 John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn Is Released John Ford Film History Channel
1966 The Asian Development Bank Begins Operations Economics Asia Development Bank U.S. Treasury
1971 NASA Launches Intelsat-4 Communications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
Workers Receive 37% Raise & Unions $1.5M Damages in Settlement of 9-yr Florida Railroad Strike Florida Railroad Labor Actions Economics Florida
A Clockwork Orange Premieres in the United States Film Internet Movie Database
1972 Apollo 17 Returns to Earth Ending NASA's Lunar Landing Missions Space Exploration The Moon NASA History Channel
1975 John Paul Stevens Is Sworn in As Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Illinois Political and Social Leaders President Gerald Ford U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1977 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys Entire Villages in Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1979 Senate Approves $1.5B Bailout of Chrysler U.S. Senate Automobiles Business & Economics EconEdLink
1980 Anguilla Separates from Saint Kitts & Nevis to Form a New British Territory Anguilla St. Kitts and Nevis Great Britain Government of Anguilla
The Albany, Texas Old Jail Reopens as an Art Center Texas Art Museums Official Website Texas State Historical Association
9 to 5 Opens in Theaters Film Internet Movie Database
1981 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria Greece Turkey Bulgaria Earthquake USGS
1983 Six-week Greyhound Bus Strike Is Settled Labor Job Actions Business & Economics History Channel
1984 British Agree to Return Hong Kong to Chinese July 1, 1997 Great Britain Hong Kong History Channel New York Times BBC
1986 Mikhail Gorbachev Releases Andrei Sakharov from Internal Exile Andrei Sakharov The Cold War History Channel
1994 Boston-based Rock Band Aerosmith Opens the Mama Kin Music Hall Boston, Massachusetts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1997 Titanic Opens in Theaters The Titanic Film 11 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture Internet Movie Database New York Times
1998 House Impeaches Bill Clinton on Two Counts U.S. House of Representatives The Impeachment of President Clinton History Channel CNN
1999 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-103) on 8-day Hubble Service Mission Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
Historical Events Occurring between 2000 - 2009
2003 Libya Announces It Will Destroy Its Arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction Libya Chemical Weapons BBC
The University of Delaware Defeats Colgate University 40-0 to Become the NCAA I-AA National Football Champion Delaware Education New York Education Football University of Delaware Football Colgate University Football State of Delaware