Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 3, 2022
Question of the Day
What is toilet water? I heard it was used in the old days as perfume. How could I make it?
We have a book called The Toilet of Flowers, first published in 1779 in London. In the chapter titled “Waters,” we found this recipe for toilet water: “Take Honey-water, an ounce; Eau sans Pareille, two ounces; Jasmine-water, not quite five drachms; Clove-water, and Violet-water, of each an ounce; Cyprus-water, sweet Calamus-water, and Lavender-water, of each two drachms; Spirit of Neroli or Oranges, ten drops; mix all these Waters together, and keep the mixture in a vial close-corked. This water has a delightful scent; but its use is only for the toilet.”
Advice of the Day
Married in February’s sleety weather, Life you’ll tread in tune together.
Home Hint of the Day
A cat will usually keep herself clean. Give your pet a bath only if she has grease or grime on her coat that she cannot clean off by herself.
Word of the Day
An instrument used to measure air pressure; there are two basic types, aneroid and mercury.
Puzzle of the Day
Who was the strongest man mentioned in the Bible?
Jonah, because the whale could not keep him down.
- Felix Mendelssohn (composer) –
- Horace Greeley (journalist) –
- Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.) –
- Sidney Lanier (poet) –
- Gertrude Stein (author) –
- Norman Rockwell (artist) –
- James Michener (novelist) –
- Joey Bishop (comedian) –
- Shelley Berman (actor) –
- Blythe Danner (actress) –
- Morgan Fairchild (actress) –
- Nathan Lane (actor) –
- Maura Tierney (actress) –
- Warwick Davis (actor) –
- Isla Fisher (actress) –
- Ryne Sanborn (actor) –
- Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. president) –
- Nancy Kulp (actress) –
- Audrey Meadows (actress) –
- James Blackwood (member of the giant gospel group, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet) –
- Al Lewis (actor, most well-known as Grandpa Munster on The Munsters) –
- Frances Reid (actress) –
- U.S. copyright law began protecting music–
- Calcutta Railway opened–
- Teddy Roosevelt visited his sweetheart, Alice Lee, Chestnut Hill, MA–
- Fire destroyed Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario–
- The Four Chaplains, having given their life jackets to others, drowned when the torpedoed SS Dorchester sank during WWII–
- XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan–
- President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam–
- Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman in the United States to pilot a space shuttle (Discovery)–
- The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI–
- A healthy Laysan albatross chick hatched at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean. Its mother was a 62-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom—the oldest known living wild bird at the time.–
- Sumatran tiger triplets born at the London Zoo. Melati was the proud 5-year-old tiger mom.–
- A storm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brought 20 inches of snow–
- A rare February EF1 tornado hit Gray, Roberts, and Hemphill counties in Texas–