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To This Great Stage of Fools: Born May 2nd

Posted by Sherry on 5/2/2006 in General |

Quiz Time:

Henry M. Robert, b. 1837. He was a general in the U.S. Army and served with the Army Corps of Engineers. After his retirement and after the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900, Henry Robert led a group of engineers to design and construct the Galveston seawall upon which Galveston, Texas is still dependent for protection from tropical storms and hurricanes. What book did Mr. Robert write that he is most famous for?

Benjamin Spock, b. 1903. He was the eldest of six children. He attended Yale University and then medical school to become a pediatrician. What is the title of his famous book that sold initially for a mere twenty-five cents?

Ken Gjemre, b. 1921. Who is he, and why is he important to book-lovers in Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin? (My sympathies to the rest of you.)

A book that changed the English-speaking world was published on May 2, 1611. What was the book?

Answers accepted in the comments. Prizes include a cheer and a virtual bouquet of May flowers.

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