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5-Minute Quests

1. Who were the two players selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on this date in 1972? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. On this date in 1944, who became the first African American reporter accredited to cover the White House? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the African American Registry, from which university did Joe Black receive an honorary doctorate? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a political or social leader born on this date:

1. On this date in 1968, at which college were three students killed during a campus race riot? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Gale Group, what society was founded by James Forten? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to Sporting News, what Florida organization is supported by Alonzo Mourning? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a team for which Buck Leonard played (according to the Baseball Hall of Fame):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Black Press of America, how many years was C.A. Scott publisher of The Atlanta Daily World?

2. According to the American Ballet Theater, what inspired Alvin Ailey to begin formal dance training?

3. According to the African American Registry, which university denied admission to Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher in 1946?

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a team for which Josh Gibson played (according to the Baseball Hall of Fame):
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C.A. Scott
C.A. Scott
Born on This Date 1908

Atlanta Daily World
James Forten
James Forten

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Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey

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Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher
Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher
Born on This Date 1924

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Alonzo Mourning
Alonzo Mourning
Born on This Date 1970

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: This morning was fair wind S. E. the weather still warm and pleasent—

visited by the black-Cat the principal chief of the Roop-tar-he, or upper mandane vilage. this man possesses more integrety, firmness, inteligence and
perspicuety of mind than any indian I have met with in this quarter, and I think with a little management he may be made a usefull agent in furthering the views of our government. The black Cat presented me with a bow and apologized for not having completed the shield he had promised alledging that the weather had been too could to permit his making it, I gave him som small shot 6 fishing-hooks and 2 yards of ribbon his squaw also presented me with 2 pair of mockersons for which in return I gave a small lookingglass and a couples of nedles. the chief dined with me and left me in the evening. he informed me that his people suffered very much for the article of meat, and that he had not
himself tasted any for several days.—

Ordway: moderate weather. we hear nothing of our hunting party yet

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

Lewis: Sent Sergt. Ordway and two men this morning to join the party with Sergt. Gass and bring the ballance of R. Fields's Elk. in the evening they returned with the balance of the flesh of five Elk, that of one of them having become tainted and unfit for uce.

late in the evening Sergt. Pryor returned with Shannon Labuish and his party down the Netul. they brought with them the flesh of 4 Elk which those two hunters had killed. we have both dined and suped on Elk's tongues and marrow bones.

Gass: About noon there were showers of rain and hail. Some of the hunters killed 4 more elk and we got all the meat safe to camp in the evening.

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1879 Paris, Arkansas Is Incorporated Paris, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
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1905 The Minnesota Federation of Colored Women's Clubs Is Organized in St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Women African-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1909 U.S. Congress Passes First U.S. Law Prohibiting Manufacture and Sale of Opium U.S. Congress Drugs and Substance Abuse Laws and Legal Resources Intellihealth
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1910 Boy Scouts of America Are Founded by William Boyce Boy Scouts of America Writer's Almanac
1914 General Zamon Becomes President of Haiti Haiti
1915 D.W. Griffith's Controversial Film The Birth of a Nation Premieres in Los Angeles, California Los Angeles D.W. Griffith Birth of a Nation Library of Congress
1916 Charles Kettering Receives Patent for a Self-starting Automobile Engine Charles Kettering Patents and Trademarks Automobiles Inventors and Inventions USPTO
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1917 Georgia's Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park Is Added to the National Park System Georgia American Civil War Official Website University of Georgia
1918 First WWI Edition of U.S. Military Newspaper Stars and Stripes Is Published Stars and Stripes Europe World War I Historic Firsts History Channel
1919 Hobohemia, by Sinclair Lewis, Opens at the Greenwich Village Theatre, New York Sinclair Lewis Plays Internet Broadway Database
1922 President Harding Has First Radio Installed in the White House President Warren Harding The American Presidency The White House Radio Historic Firsts New York Times
1924 The Gas Chamber Is First Used for an Execution in Nevada Nevada Capital Punishment Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts Technology and Society History Channel
1925 Black Nationalist, Marcus Garvey, Enters Atlanta Federal Prison for Mail Fraud Georgia Crime African-American Heritage PBS
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1926 Greta Garbo's First U.S. Film, Torrent, Premieres Greta Garbo Actors Film The Internet Movie Database
1928 John Logie Baird Transmits the First Images Across the Atlantic from London to New York London New York City Television Historic Firsts Baird Television
1933 The First Modern Passenger Plane, the All-Metal Boeing 247, Takes Off from Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Aviation History Historic Firsts History Link
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1934 The Federal Government Authorizes the Export-Import Bank The New Deal International Trade History Channel EconEdLink
1935 17 Women Are Elected for the First Time to the Turkish Grand National Assembly Turkey Voting Women's Suffrage Historic Firsts Turkish Government
1936 Jay Berwanger 1st Pick in 1st NFL Draft, But Never Plays in NFL Iowa Sports Figures NFL College Football Hall of Fame Heisman Trophy Historic Firsts New York Times
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1939 The Goldstein Building, Alaska's Former Capitol in Juneau, Is Gutted By Fire Juneau, Alaska Fire Alaska Historical Society
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1940 Pittsburgh Defeats Fordham 57-37 at Madison Square Garden in the First Televised Basketball Game Basketball Television Fordham University University of Pittsburgh
1943 Britain's Indian Brigade Begins Guerrilla Operations in Burma Burma India Great Britain World War II History Channel
Japanese Complete the Evacuation of Ground Troops from Guadalcanal Japan World War II U.S. Navy
1944 Harry McAlpin Is 1st African-American Reporter Accredited to the White House The White House African-American Heritage Historic Firsts African American Registry
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1952 Elizabeth II Is Proclaimed Queen of England Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II BBC
The Frye Art Museum Opens in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Museums Art Museums Frye Art Museum History Link
1955 Georgia's Governor Signs Resolution Calling for Separation of the Races in the Military Georgia Racism African-American Military Figures University of Georgia
1956 Georgia's House Votes 179-1 to Declare Brown v. Board of Education Null and Void in Georgia Georgia Education African-American Heritage Brown v. Board of Education University of Georgia
1958 The Daytona Beach International Speedway Corporation Is Organized Daytona Beach, Florida NASCSAR Official Website Florida Historical Society
1962 Eight Die in Paris Riots Protesting Algerian Freedom Algeria Paris Death BBC
NASA Launches TIROS-4 Television Infrared Observation Meteorological Satellite Space Exploration Meteorology NASA
1963 Arab Socialist Baath Party Coup Ousts Iraqi Prime Minister Abd-al-Karim Qasim Iraq The BBC
1964 The Iraqi National Oil Company Is Incorporated in Baghdad Iraq Businesses Economics History Channel
1966 President Johnson and South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky Conclude 3-day Meeting in Honolulu Vietnamese Political and Social Leaders Hawaii Vietnam War Asian History
1968 Three South Carolina State Students Are Killed in a Campus Segregation Protest Orangeburg Massacre South Carolina State University U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage Death
1969 Large Meteorite Explodes in the Sky Southwest of Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, México Mexico Meteors & Meteorites Canadian Space Agency
1971 5,000 South Vietnam Forces, Supported by 200 U.S. Planes, Attack 10-20 Miles into Laos Laos Vietnam War Vanderbilt
1972 Josh Gibson & Buck Leonard Selected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Josh Gibson Baseball Hall of Fame Buck Leonard Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Vanderbilt
1973 Senate Committee Chosen for Watergate Hearings U.S. Senate Watergate Affair New York Times
1974 Final Three-man Skylab Crew Returns to Earth After 84 days Skylab NASA BBC
1978 U.S. Senate Deliberations Are Broadcast on Radio for the First Time U.S. Senate Radio Historic Firsts New York Times
1980 President Jimmy Carter Reveals Plan to Reinstate Military Draft Registration President Jimmy Carter The American Presidency New York Times
21-year-old Mary Decker Sets World Indoor Record for the 1500M Run Mary Decker Slaney Track and Field Hall of Fame Female American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1983 Ariel Sharon Resigns as Israel's Defense Minister Israel BBC
Wayne Gretsky Scores 4 Goals in Third Period of NHL All-Star Game Canadian Sports Figures The NHL
1984 Soviet Soyuz T-10 Is Launched with Crew of Three Aboard Russian Space Program Space Exploration
1986 5' 7" Spud Webb Wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition Basketball NBA University of Georgia
1988 NASA Launches Military Surveillance Satellite Space Exploration Cold War NASA
1992 Ulysses Makes Its Closest Encounter with Jupiter Space Exploration Jupiter NASA
1995 6.4 Earthquake Strikes Trujillo, Colombia: 42 Die Colombia Earthquake Death USGS
Bernard Harris Is First African American to Walk in Space Bernard Harris Space Shuttle African-American Explorers and Astronauts Historic Firsts NASA
1996 President Clinton Signs Telecommunications Act Into Law President Bill Clinton Law and Legal Resources Technology History New York Times
1999 U.S. Senate Hears Prosecution's Closing Arguments at President Clinton's Impeachment Trial U.S. Senate Impeachment of President Clinton CNN
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