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Daily Calendar for Thursday, March 24, 2022

Question of the Day

What is the origin of the phrase β€œburning the candle at both ends”?
That phrase was coined by the American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in 1920. It comes from her poem β€œFirst Fig”: β€œMy candle burns at both ends; / It will not last the night; / But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— / It gives a lovely light!”

Advice of the Day

When sheep collect and huddle, Tomorrow will become a puddle.

Home Hint of the Day

If a knot comes loose from the flooring you’ve laid, just glue it back in place with carpenter’s glue. If you lose a knot that’s come loose, fill the hole with wood putty and stain the area to look like a knot.

Word of the Day

Occultation
The eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or another planet.

Puzzle of the Day

There is a word of five syllables; take away the first, and no syllable will remain.
Mo-no-syllable

Died

  • Queen Elizabeth I (English monarch) –
  • Jules Verne (author) –
  • Archbishop Oscar Romero (Salvadorian human rights activist) –
  • Richard Widmark (actor) –
  • Robert Culp (actor) –
  • Garry Shandling (comedian) –
  • Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (Canadian politician) –

Born

  • Horace Gray (Supreme Court justice) –
  • John Wesley Powell (explorer) –
  • Harry Houdini (magician) –
  • Edward Weston (photographer) –
  • Fatty Arbuckle (comedian) –
  • George Sisler (baseball player) –
  • Ub Iwerks (animator, cartoonist) –
  • Thomas E. Dewey (politician) –
  • Clyde Barrow (bank robber) –
  • Joseph Barbera (cartoonist, producer) –
  • Steve McQueen (actor) –
  • Billy Stewart (singer) –
  • Tommy Hilfiger (fashion designer) –
  • Jim Parsons (actor) –
  • Peyton Manning (football player) –
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes (actress) –

Events

  • Roger Williams granted charter for colony Rhode Island–
  • Clement Hardy was issued a patent for a rotary disk plow–
  • NYC Mayor Robert A. Van Wyck formally broke ground for construction of the NYC subway system–
  • President FDR issued statement appealing to Hungarians to help Jews escape from Nazis (WWII)–
  • Nicholas Alkemade survived an 18,000-foot fall from a plane–
  • The Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened on Broadway, with Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie, Ben Gazarra as Brick, and Burl Ives as Big Daddy–
  • Entertainer Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army–
  • Maser patented–
  • Senator Robert Kennedy was first to reach summit of Mt. Kennedy in Yukon Territory–
  • U.S. spacecraft Ranger 9 crash-landed precisely on target in the Alphonsus crater of the moon after transmitting to Earth 5,814 photographs of the crater region–
  • The beaver became a symbol of Canadian sovereignty–
  • Libyan and U.S. forces exchanged gunfire after U.S. naval planes entered a restricted area across the Gulf of Sidra–
  • French premier Jacques Chirac signed a contract to build the first Disneyland-type amusement park in Europe, on the outskirts of Paris–
  • The largest oil spill in U.S. history, initially estimated at 240,000 barrels, occurred after the Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound–
  • Boston archbishop Sean O’Malley was elevated to cardinal at a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome–

Weather

  • Eighty-three degrees F at Plymouth, Indiana–
  • Twenty-five inches of snow, Kansas City, Missouri–
  • 92 degrees F in St. Louis, Missouri–
  • Snow in the mid-Atlantic states covered cherry blossoms, which had bloomed in the previous week’s 80-degree temperatures–

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