Targeting Long-Term Memory
Nancy Linde, Creator of Never2Old4Games.com, has discovered that there are 6 key cognitive functions to target when keeping your brain in tip top and youthful shape. They are long-term memory, working memory, executive functioning (solving problems), attention to detail, multi-tasking, and processing speed. But for this post we are going to target executive functioning and long-term memory with this fun trivia exercise.
See if you can answer these ten famous moments in August history without having to look for, or Google, the answer:
August 1, 1779 - Who was the famous author who wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner" that was born on this day?
August 1, 1819 - What famous 1800's novel was written by Herman Melville who was born on this day?
August 2, 1939 - This famous scientist wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons.
August 4, 1901 - This famous Jazz trumpet player was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was known as "Satchmo," appeared in many films and is best known for his renditions of It's a Wonderful World and Hello, Dolly.
August 5, 1962 - This famous film star died at age 36 from an overdose of sleeping pills. She made 29 films during her career and came to symbolize Hollywood glamour.
August 11, 1841 - This famous escaped slave spoke before an audience in the North for the first time. During an anti-slavery convention on Nantucket Island, He gave a powerful, emotional account of his life as a slave. He was immediately asked to become a full-time lecturer for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society.
August 13, 1961 - This famous wall came into existence after the East German government closed the border between east and west sectors of Berlin with barbed wire to discourage emigration to the West.
August 14, 1935 - President Roosevelt signed this Act establishing the system which guarantees pensions to those who retire at age 65.
August 15, 1969 - This famous music festival began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York. The three-day concert featured 24 rock bands and drew a crowd of more than 300,000 young people. The event came to symbolize the counter-culture movement of the 1960's.
August 18, 1920 - This awesome Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.
How did you do? Ready for the answers? You can find them on: https://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/august.htm