Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 27, 2022 | Almanac.com

# Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 27, 2022

### Quinquagesima

To remind people of the approach of Lent and Easter, the three Sundays immediately preceding Shrove Tuesday were observed as Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima — Latin for 70th, 60th, and 50th, respectively, indicating roughly the number of days left from each of those Sundays to Easter.

### Question of the Day

During a discussion about low temperatures in Minnesota, a friend stated that at minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit and below, sulfur-headed matches will not light. This sounds preposterous, but is it true?
We didn’t know the answer to your question, so we called one of the biggest manufacturers of matches in the country, and they said that it’s not true. The temperature has to be much colder than that for matches not to light. By then, your fingers would freeze and you wouldn’t be able to hold the match anyway, so it wouldn’t matter.

A cure for all sorrows is conversation.

### Home Hint of the Day

Before pouring paint into a roller pan, put a plastic bag over the pan. When the job is finished, just throw away the bag; the pan needs no cleaning.

### Word of the Day

Furlong
1 furlong=1/8 mile=660 feet=220 yards

### Puzzle of the Day

What word is that which by having a single letter transposed becomes its own opposite?
United (untied)

### Born

• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poet) β
• John Steinbeck (novelist) β
• Elizabeth Taylor (actress) β
• Howard Hesseman (actor) β
• Donal Logue (actor) β
• Chelsea Clinton (daughter of U.S. President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton) β
• Josh Groban (singer) β

### Died

• Lillian Gish (actress) β
• Spike Milligan (comedian) β
• Fred Rogers (host of the PBS children’s show, Mr. Rogersβ Neighborhood) β
• William F. Buckley Jr. (writer & founder of National Review) β
• Frank W. Buckles (last surviving U.S. WW I veteran; he was 110 years old) β
• Leonard Nimoy (actor) β

### Events

• During the American Revolutionary War, Loyalists were defeated in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, North Carolinaβ
• First Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleansβ
• Saccharin was discoveredβ
• 22nd Constitutional Amendment, enforcing term limits, ratified. (Limits U.S. presidents to two terms.)β
• The 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, stipulating a maximum of two consecutive presidential termsβ
• Edwin Land granted patent for self-developing filmβ
• Mickey Mantle signed a \$100,000 contract with the NY Yankees. His new salary tied him with Joe DiMaggio as the most highly paid Yankee players of their time.β
• Italian government asked public for ideas on how to save the leaning Tower of Pisaβ
• 16-year-old Tiger Woods, youngest PGA golfer in 35 years, teed off in L.A. Openβ
• A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck about 125 miles north of London, Englandβ
• An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chileβ
• Nine-foot tall bronze sculpture of civil rights activist Rosa Parks unveiled in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.β

### Weather

• Amenia, North Dakota, had its first above-zero reading in 47 days.β
• 61-mph winds, Nantucket, Mass.β
• Nine and a half inches of snow fell at Indianapolis, Indianaβ
• 103 degrees Fahrenheit, Laredo, Texasβ