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Daily Calendar for Sunday, January 23, 2022

Question of the Day

What is lactose?
Lactose is a light sweetener and carbohydrate found only in milk. Any product made with milk contains lactose. Bacteria turn lactose to lactic acid, and that’s when milk turns sour. Some people cannot tolerate lactose and must avoid milk products.

Advice of the Day

Cold remedy: Add a clove to the lemon slice for your tea.

Home Hint of the Day

A metal fireback can hide cracked bricks in the back of your fireplace. It also serves to reflect more heat into the room.

Word of the Day

Biddy
A name used in calling a hen or chicken. An Irish serving woman or girl.

Puzzle of the Day

What wig cannot a barber make?
An earwig

Born

  • Camilla Collett (writer)
  • Joseph Nathan Kane (fact-finding guru)
  • Ernie Kovacs (actor)
  • Chita Rivera (singer, actress, & dancer)
  • Gil Gerard (actor)
  • Rutger Hauer (actor)
  • Richard Dean Anderson (actor)
  • Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Mariska Hargitay (actress)

Died

  • Anna Pavlova (ballerina)
  • Samuel Barber (composer)
  • Salvador Dali (artist)
  • Daniel Pearl (Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared and was later killed)
  • Nell Carter (singer & actress)
  • Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)
  • Helmut Newton (fashion photographer)
  • Johnny Carson (comedian who dominated late-night television for 30 years as the host of The Tonight Show)

Events

  • Deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in China
  • Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive an M.D. degree
  • Envelope machine patented
  • California vintner Agoston Haraszthy received 100,000 European grape vine cuttings.
  • Charles Curtis first of Native American descent to be elected as U.S. senator
  • Leonard Thompson received the world’s first successful insulin injection
  • The movie Casablanca was copyrighted
  • Duke Ellington played at New York City’s Carnegie Hall for the first time
  • Fire devastated streetcar barns in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Bathyscaphe Trieste dove a record-breaking 35,800 feet
  • Willie Mays elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • China’s giant pandas were added to the endangered species list
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard
  • International Polar Bear Conservation Centre opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • At 12:31 am, a 7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, about 181 miles southeast of Kodiak, prompting a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska and British Columbia, and a tsunami watch for the rest of the U.S. West Coast. This was cancelled after several hours; a minor tsunami, less than a foot, was reported in Alaska.

Weather

  • In Iroquois Falls, Ontario, the temperature reached -73°F.
  • Eighty degrees below zero F at Prospect Creek, Alaska
  • 13.4 inches of snow fell on Boston, the most snow the city had received in a single day since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1892. This was from a powerful blizzard which started on January 22 and ended on the 23rd.

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