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Daily Calendar for Sunday, March 27, 2022

The fourth Sunday of Lent was traditionally a break from the austere rigors of the season, and on that day boys living away from home, such as apprentices or students, were allowed to return home to visit their mothers. It was customary for them to bring a simnel—a highly spiced fruitcake—as a present. The visit was termed β€œgoing a-mothering,” and on this occasion the mother bestowed a blessing upon her child.

Question of the Day

Is it true that Mount Washington, New Hampshire, is the windiest location in the world? What was the highest gust ever recorded?
The windiest place in the world is Commonwealth Bay, George V Coast, Antarctica, where winds reach 200 mph. The highest surface wind speed, 251 mph, was recorded on Australia’s Barrow Island during Cyclone Olivia in 1996. Previously, 231 mph was recorded on top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire (on April 12, 1934).

Advice of the Day

Polish your floor with club soda to make it sparkle.

Home Hint of the Day

Slate roof maintenance starts on the ground. From there, inspect the roof to check for missing, cracked, or loose tiles. Use binoculars to get a closer look.

Word of the Day

Moon’s phases
The continually changing appearance of the Moon, caused by the different angles at which it is illuminated by the Sun. First Quarter: The right half of the Moon is illuminated, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. Full: The Sun and the Moon are in opposition; the entire disk of the Moon is illuminated as viewed from Earth. Last Quarter: The left half of the Moon is illuminated, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. New: The Sun and the Moon are in conjunction; the entire disk of the Moon is darkened as viewed from Earth.

Puzzle of the Day

What word of six letters contains six words, besides itself, without transposing?
Herein

Died

  • Pope Gregory XI –
  • Wilhelm Beer (astronomer) –
  • Yuri Gagarin (first man in space) –
  • Easley Blackwood (bridge game expert) –
  • Ferry Porsche (automobile manufacturer) –
  • Dudley Moore (actor) –
  • Billy Wilder (Oscar-winning filmmaker) –
  • Milton Berle (comedian) –
  • Edward J. Piszek (once made too many crab cakes for a local bar and threw the extras in a freezer, an accident that led to a frozen seafood empire, Mrs. Paul’s Kitchens) –

Born

  • Nathaniel Currier (lithographer) –
  • Wilhelm Roentgen (physicist) –
  • Henry Royce (automobile manufacturer) –
  • Patty Smith Hill (educator) –
  • Gloria Swanson (actress) –
  • Snooky Lanson (singer) –
  • Sarah Vaughan (jazz singer) –
  • David Janssen (actor) –
  • Michael York (actor) –
  • Quentin Tarantino (actor, director, & writer) –
  • Mariah Carey (singer) –
  • Stacy Fergie" Ferguson" (singer) –
  • Brenda Song (actress) –

Events

  • British General William Howe, his troops, and many Tories, sailed from Boston’s outer harbor for Halifax, Nova Scotia, after evacuating the city–
  • The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City–
  • A corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn of New York City–
  • Andrew Rankin received a patent for the urinal–
  • Regina made capital of N.W.T.–
  • First cherry trees, a gift from Japan, planted on Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.–
  • Seattle Metropolitans became first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup–
  • Steve McQueen made his debut on a Goodyear Playhouse episode called The Chivington Raidβ€β€œβ€“
  • Nikita Khrushchev became Premier of the Soviet Union in addition to first secretary of the Communist Party–
  • 9.2-magnitude earthquake, Prince William Sound, Alaska–
  • Marlon Brando turned down an Oscar for his performance in The Godfather as a gesture of support for the Indians occupying the Wounded Knee reservation in South Dakota–
  • A Dutch KLM 747 collided on takeoff with a Pan American 747 at Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 582 people–
  • Mt. St. Helens erupted after 123-year dormancy, starting a series of events that led to a cataclysmic eruption on May 18.–
  • X-43A Scramjet flew at Mach 7–
  • 25-pound 2-ounce burbot caught in Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan–
  • 50-pound carp caught in MacArthur Park Lake in Los Angeles, California–
  • Almost 800 students of the Pike County Elementary School in Zebulon, Georgia, wished janitor Haze Mabry a happy 80th birthday–

Weather

  • Series of spring dust storms in Kansas blotted out sun, 70 mph westerly gale–
  • This was the last of three days of snow that brought 50 inches to the Black Hills of South Dakota–
  • Fatal tornadoes occurred in the United States on this day and on the 27th of every month though August - as well as in November.–
  • A fast-moving blizzard swept through eastern Newfoundland–

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