Daily Calendar for Saturday, June 5, 2021

Question of the Day

Where did the expression "the cat's pajamas" come from
Its origin is unknown, but by the turn of the 20th century in America, it was widely used to mean first-rate or attractive.

Advice of the Day

If you are suffering from jet lag, have a cup of chamomile tea.

Home Hint of the Day

An easy way to clean a barbecue grill top is to remove it after it has cooled and place it cooking side down on the grass. Leave it overnight and let the dew do the work. In the morning, wipe with a damp paper towel.

Word of the Day

Homichlophobia
The fear of fog or clouds

Puzzle of the Day

What bird is that whose name represents nothing, twice yourself, and fifty? (Hint: Think letters.)
Owl (O-U-U-L)

Born

  • Paul Jean Toulet(poet)
  • William Boyd(actor)
  • Allyn Cox(painter)
  • Federico Garcia Lorca(author)
  • Cornelius John Ryan(novelist)
  • Tony Richardson(director of film)
  • Bill Moyers(journalist)
  • Joe Clark(Canadian politician)
  • Ron Livingston(actor)
  • Mark Wahlberg(actor)
  • Liza Weil(actress)

Died

  • Stephen Crane(author)
  • O. Henry(author)
  • Conway Twitty(country music singer)
  • Jeanette Nolan(actress)
  • Mel Torme(singer)
  • Ronald Reagan(40th U.S. president)
  • Jeff Hanson(singer & songwriter)
  • Ray Bradbury(science fiction author)
  • Kate Spade(fashion designer)

Events

  • Bananas were sold as a novelty at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia
  • New York was first U.S. state to pass legislation on oleomargarine
  • Danish women were granted the right to vote
  • US troops liberate Rome (WWII)
  • The Marshall plan is announced by US Secretary of State George C. Marshall in address at Harvard University
  • Senator Robert Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles
  • Teton Dam in southeastern Idaho collapsed, resulting in a flood that killed 11 and left 30,000 homeless. The flood caused an estimated $1 billion in damages and nearly wiped out the Idaho cattle industry

Weather

  • 34 tornadoes wound through Arkansas
  • A foot of snow fell at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California

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