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Daily Calendar for Saturday, March 12, 2022

Question of the Day

How do I get rid of fire ants for good?
You don’t. There are several species of fire ants—some native, some imported—but by far the most active and most aggressive are the imported red fire ants. Nothing has yet been devised to eradicate them. The only recourse is to knock the population down to a manageable level with baits and mound drenches.

Advice of the Day

Prune your wisteria and American ivy now.

Home Hint of the Day

Portable electric heaters should be used with great caution. Don’t use old electric heaters if the wiring appears at all worn.

Word of the Day

Midsummer Day
June 24. Although it occurs near the summer solstice, to the farmer this day is the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvest and an occasion for festivity. The English church considered it a β€œQuarter Day,” one of the four major divisions of the liturgical year. It also marks the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

Puzzle of the Day

What flowers can be found between the nose and chin?
Tulips (two lips)


  • Thomas Augustine Arne (composer) –
  • William Lyon Mackenzie (politician) –
  • Jane Means Appleton Pierce (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Clement Studebaker (wagon, carriage, & auto manufacturer) –
  • Simon Newcomb (astronomer & mathematician) –
  • Jane Delano (nurse) –
  • Gordon MacRae (actor) –
  • Jack Kerouac (author) –
  • Edward Albee (dramatist) –
  • Andrew Young (politician) –
  • Al Jarreau (singer) –
  • Barbara Feldon (actress) –
  • Paul Kanter (musician) –
  • Liza Minnelli (singer) –
  • James Taylor (musician) –
  • Darryl Strawberry (baseball player) –


  • Henry Bergh (ASPCA founder) –
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (Chinese revolutionary leader and statesman) –
  • Billy Barker (Canadian WWI ace) –
  • Charlie Parker (jazz saxophonist) –
  • Olive Patricia Dickason (MΓ©tis Canadian historian) –


  • United States Post Office was established–
  • Coca-Cola was first sold in bottles–
  • Girl Scouts started by Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia–
  • First transatlantic radio broadcast made–
  • Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi began his second civil disobedience campaign to protest the British government’s salt tax–
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first fireside chat” to the nation”–
  • Germany invaded and annexed Austria (WW II)–
  • Pope Pius XII crowned–
  • Less than a year after signing the bill that made the New Hampshire Lottery the first state-run lottery in America, New Hampshire Governor John W. King purchased the first New Hampshire Lottery Sweepstakes ticket–
  • Beatle Paul McCartney married photographer Linda Eastman–
  • Boston Celtics’ Larry Bird scored 60 points in a basketball game against Atlanta Hawks–
  • Les MisΓ©rables opened on Broadway–
  • Janet Reno became the first woman to serve as attorney general of the U.S.–
  • Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race–
  • Fifty-three year old Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In 2012, Seavey’s son Dallas became the youngest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.–


  • Blizzard of β€˜88 dumped 50 inches of snow on Middletown, Connecticut–
  • All-New England Flood, the costliest and most widespread ever–
  • Wichita Falls, Texas, reported a record high of 95F; but only six days earlier, the town had reported a record low of 8F.–
  • β€œSuperstorm” developed in eastern U.S.–

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