Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 26, 2022 | Almanac.com

# Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 26, 2022

### Question of the Day

If the Sun is closest to Earth during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter and farthest during the summer, why is summer hotter than winter?
The seasons are not caused by the distance between Earth and Sun, but by the angle of the Sun’s rays hitting Earth. In the summer, the Sun’s rays hit the Northern Hemisphere at the most direct angle, causing maximum warming. The winter Sun’s rays hit Earth at an oblique angle and are less effective at warming it.

When requesting seconds at tea, always ask for βsome tea,β not βmore tea.β

### Home Hint of the Day

The average person in the U. S. throws out his or her own weight in packaging materials each month. To help counter this waste, buy a product in the easy-to-use size once and thereafter buy the jumbo bottle. Just keep refilling the smaller one from the bigger one.

### Word of the Day

League
1 league=3miles=24 furlongs

### Puzzle of the Day

What is the difference between 16 ounces and a small boy at the piano?
One weighs a pound, and the other pounds away.

### Born

• Victor Hugo (author, Les Miserables) β
• Levi Strauss (manufacturer) β
• Buffalo Bill (Army scout) β
• John Harvey Kellogg (physician) β
• Robert Alda (actor) β
• Jackie Gleason (actor & comedian) β
• Tony Randall (actor) β
• Antoine Fats" Domino" (singer) β
• Johnny Cash (singer) β
• Hagood Hardy (composer) β
• Jenny Thompson (Olympic swimmer) β
• Corinne Bailey Rae (singer) β
• Taylor Dooley (actress) β

### Died

• Constance Ford (actress) β
• David Doyle (actor) β
• Bill Cardoso (writer who coined the term gonzoβ to describe the unrestrained participatory journalism practiced by Hunter S. Thompson and othersβ) β
• Wendy Richard (actress) β

### Events

• President Lincoln signed the National Currency Act, establishing a national banking system and uniform currencyβ
• Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona was establishedβ
• Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is establishedβ
• Groundbreaking ceremony for Golden Gate Bridge took place in San Francisco, Californiaβ
• Spelling Bee, the first quiz show, aired on televisionβ
• NASA announced that Venus is about 800 degrees Fβ
• Buffalo Creek disaster: 50 foot wall of water smashed down a narrow valley when a dam broke in Logan County, West Virginiaβ
• Michael Jackson’s Thriller album hit number 1 on Billboard 200 chart and remained there for 37 weeksβ
• Robert Penn Warren named U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetryβ
• A powerful bomb exploded in an underground parking lot of the World Trade Center in NYC, killing 6 peopleβ