Daily Calendar for Saturday, January 22, 2022 | Almanac.com

# Daily Calendar for Saturday, January 22, 2022

### Question of the Day

I have some old vegetable seeds I’m not sure will still grow. How can I test them?
Arrange a small group of seeds on a double layer of paper towels. Mark the top of the arrangement with a stick pin and then draw a diagram of which seeds you placed where, if you are testing more than one type. Top the seeds with a double layer of moistened paper towels and cover the whole thing with plastic wrap or a plastic bag. After the seeds germinate, lift the towels and record on your diagram how well each seed type sprouted.

### Advice of the Day

Gently rub a small, moistened, cloth bag of iodized salt on your windshield to prevent the ice and snow from sticking.

### Home Hint of the Day

Beeswax candles tend to drip less than paraffin candles, won’t smoke, and hold their shape well during hot spells. A 12-inch beeswax candle will burn for 10 to 12 hours — several hours longer than a paraffin candle of the same size.

### Word of the Day

Horse latitudes
Either of two belts of latitudes located over the oceans at about 30Â° to 35Â° north and south, having high barometric pressure, calms, and light, changeable winds.

### Puzzle of the Day

Why is coffee like an ax with a dull edge?
It must be ground before being used.

### Born

• Ivan III (Ivan The Great) â€“
• Sir Francis Bacon (writer, philosopher) â€“
• Richard Upjohn (architect) â€“
• August Strindberg (playwright) â€“
• D. W. Griffith (film director) â€“
• Ann Sothern (actress) â€“
• U Thant (United Nations Secretary General) â€“
• Sam Cooke (singer) â€“
• Piper Laurie (actress) â€“
• Bill Bixby (actor & director) â€“
• Joseph Wambaugh (writer) â€“
• Steve Perry (singer) â€“
• Linda Blair (actress) â€“
• Diane Lane (actress) â€“
• Balthazar Getty (actor) â€“
• Christopher Masterson (actor) â€“
• Beverley Mitchell (actress) â€“

### Died

• Queen Victoria (Great Britain, died after the longest reign of any British monarch and was succeeded by her son, Edward VII) â€“
• Lyndon B. Johnson (36th U.S. president) â€“
• Telly Savalas (actor) â€“
• Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (matriarch of the Kennedy family) â€“
• Stanley Marcus (chairman of department store Neiman-Marcus) â€“
• Jack Shea (gold medal-winning speedskater and patriarch of family of Olympic finalists, including grandson who won gold medal at 2002 games) â€“
• Ann Miller (dancer & actress) â€“
• Patsy Rowlands (actress) â€“
• Heath Ledger (actor) â€“
• Jean Simmons (English actress who later also became an American citizen) â€“
• James Mitchell (actor & dancer) â€“
• Hank Aaron (baseball player) â€“

### Events

• Uranium atom was first split by cyclotronâ€“
• Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In debuted on TVâ€“
• George Foreman knocks out Joe Frazier for world heavyweight boxing titleâ€“
• Macintosh computer commercial ran during Super Bowl XVIIIâ€“
• Politician R. Budd Dwyer committed suicide on national televisionâ€“
• Roberta Bondar became first Canadian woman in spaceâ€“
• Madeleine Albright became the first female secretary of state after confirmation by the U.S. Senateâ€“

### Weather

• In Spearfish, South Dakota, the temperature rose from -4F to 45F in 2 minutes, due to chinookâ€“
• Meteorologists said that 75 percent of North America was covered by snowâ€“
• Mountain Lake, Virginia, recorded a low temperature of -30 degrees Fâ€“
• Snow fell in Jordanâ€“