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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Question of the Day

What is the quickest and easiest method to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit?
We know there must be an easier way (can anyone help?), but the only method we’re sure of is to use one of the following formulas:

If you know the degrees Celsius: degrees F = (degrees C x 1.8) + 32.

If you know the degrees Fahrenheit: degrees C = (degrees F - 32) / 1.8.

Advice of the Day

A February spring is not worth a pin.

Home Hint of the Day

If you have an infestation of earwigs around firewood, sprinkle borax around the woodpile. Keep borax away from pets and children, however.

Word of the Day

Pareidolia
The erroneous or fanciful perception of a pattern or meaning in something that is actually ambiguous or random — like the Man in the Moon or animals in cloud formations or religious images in tortillas.

Puzzle of the Day

What word in our language has all the vowels in alphabetical order?
Facetiously

Died

  • Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great)
  • John Hay Whitney (multimillionaire)
  • Raymond Scott (composer)
  • William Dillard, Sr. (founder of the retail chain Dillard’s)
  • Joe Edwards (cartoonist)

Born

  • Henry Walter Bates (naturalist)
  • Jules Verne (writer)
  • King Vidor (director of film)
  • Jack Lemmon (actor)
  • Thelma Chalifoux (politician)
  • James Dean (actor)
  • John Williams (composer)
  • Ted Koppel (newscaster)
  • Mary Steenburgen (actress)
  • John Grisham (author)
  • Seth Green (actor)
  • Jordan Todosey (actress)

Events

  • French and Indians attacked Schenectady, New York
  • College of William & Mary chartered.
  • Simon Willard granted patent for the banjo clock
  • Sandford Fleming proposed Universal Standard Time, Toronto, Ontario
  • Boy Scouts of America incorporated
  • Stars and Stripes newspaper published for the first time
  • President Harding had the first radio installed in the White House
  • Jay Berwanger became the first player to be drafted by the National Football League
  • JFK administration banned travel of U.S. citizens to Cuba
  • Last issue of Saturday Evening Post until the magazine’s 1971 re-emergence
  • Debi Thomas won Women’s Singles, U.S. National Figure Skating Championship
  • Disney’s California Adventure Park opened
  • Ellen MacArthur set a new world record by sailing around the world in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds

Weather

  • Great Arctic outbreak in the Southeast. 8 degrees F in Jacksonville, Florida—extensive crop damage
  • The Lindsay Storm left 20 inches of snow in New York City, where areas went unplowed for more than a week
  • The beaches of Malibu were hit by a winter snowstorm, which also created traffic jams in the Los Angeles area
  • Snow fell in Los Angeles, California

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