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Daily Calendar for Monday, January 10, 2022

The first Monday after Epiphany was the day for the menfolk to return to work after the holidays — although no work was actually done on this day. Dressed in clean white smocks decorated with ribbons, the men dragged a plow (plough) through the village and collected money for the β€œplow light” that was kept burning in the church all year. Often men from several farms joined together to pull the plow through all their villages. They sang and danced their way from village to village to the accompaniment of music. In the evening, each farmer provided a Plough Monday supper for his workers, with plentiful beef and ale for all.

Question of the Day

What is hoarfrost?
Sometimes called white frost, hoarfrost is the frozen dew found on leaves and grass in the early morning. The word hoar refers to its white color.

Advice of the Day

Add a tablespoon of bottled lemon juice to the humidifier to reduce mustiness.

Home Hint of the Day

Some places on your floor — such as corners, thresholds, and the areas under radiators — can’t be reached with a power sander. Use a sharp paint scraper to remove the old finish in these areas, then sand by hand with 100-grit sandpaper.

Word of the Day

Bloomer
From Mrs. Bloomer, an American, who sought to introduce this style of dress. A costume for women, consisting of a short dress, with loose trousers gathered round ankles, and (commonly) a broad-brimmed hat.

Puzzle of the Day

What key is the hardest to turn?
Donkey

Died

  • Carolus Linnaeus (botanist) –
  • Buffalo Bill Cody (frontiersman) –
  • Sinclair Lewis (novelist) –
  • Dashiell Hammett (author of detective stories, including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) –
  • Richard Boone (actor) –
  • John Dye (actor) –
  • David Bowie (musician) –

Born

  • Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoy (novelist) –
  • Robinson Jeffers (poet) –
  • Dumas Malone (author) –
  • Ray Bolger (actor) –
  • Dean Dixon (musician) –
  • Gisele MacKenzie (singer & actress) –
  • Sherill Eustance Milnes (opera singer) –
  • Frank Mahovlich (hockey player) –
  • Sal Mineo (actor) –
  • Jim Croce (singer) –
  • Rod Stewart (singer) –
  • George Foreman (boxer) –
  • Pat Benatar (singer) –
  • Evan Handler (actor) –
  • Josh Ryan Evans (actor) –

Events

  • Thomas Paine published Common Sense, a pamphlet calling for indepedence from England–
  • Florida seceded from the Union (U.S. Civil War)–
  • The first line of London’s underground transportation system opened–
  • Standard Oil Company was incorporated–
  • Spindletop, the first great Texas oil strike, was discovered–
  • First aerial photography–
  • League of Nations founded–
  • Juan de la Cierva demonstrated the first autogyro in Spain–
  • World’s first communication through space occurred when radar pulses from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, echoed from the Moon–
  • First UN General Assembly met in London–
  • Columbia Inc. and Radio Corp. of America introduced 33 1/3 rpm and 45 rpm vinyl records–
  • Elvis Presley made his first recording in Nashville— Heartbreak Hotel was the A side, I Was The One was the B-side–
  • Two African American students were admitted to the University of Georgia, marking the first step toward racial integration of the state’s public school system–
  • State Representative Julian Bond was denied a seat in the Georgia legislature because of his opposition to the Vietnam War–
  • Masterpiece Theater made its television debut–
  • U.S. and the Vatican reestablished full diplomatic relations after more than 100 years–
  • Daniel Ortega inaugurated for a 6 year term as president of Nicaragua–
  • Judy Sweet became the first woman elected NCAA president–

Weather

  • The temperature in Charleston, South Carolina, dropped from 70F to 26F. The next morning, it plummeted to 15F.–
  • Charleston, South Carolina, received 10 inches of snow–
  • The Big Snow in central New York State dropped up to 60 inches–
  • Temperature dropped 47 degrees in 15 minutes at Rapid City, South Dakota–
  • Rochester, New York, had its coldest morning since January 16, 1994, with a record -12 degrees F–
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport recorded a low of -3 degrees F, 2 degrees chillier than the previous record for January 10, set in 1875. It was the city’s coldest day since January 16, 1994, when thermometers registered -4 degrees–
  • A huge mudslide crashed down on homes in the tiny town of La Conchita, about 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles–
  • Vancouver had 23 consecutive days of rain–

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