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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Question of the Day

I live in the Midwest and am interested in planting day lilies. What time of year should I plant them?
Spring or summer planting is fine. Plants must be watered deeply and kept well watered for a couple of weeks. Dig the soil deeply, adding well-rotted manure, leafmold, peat moss, or compost.

Advice of the Day

To avoid tears, put onions in the freezer for a few minutes before slicing.

Home Hint of the Day

In some areas, it’s illegal to burn brush. If you’re not going to dispose of brush once it’s cut, leave it where it falls. If you gather it into a pile, it won’t rot as quickly.

Word of the Day

Ecliptic
The apparent annual path of the Sun around the celestial sphere. The plane of the ecliptic is tipped 231⁄2ยฐ from the celestial equator.

Puzzle of the Day

Why did the chicken cross the gymnasium floor?
Because the ref was calling โ€œfowls.โ€

Born

  • Booker T. Washington (educator & activist) โ€“
  • Washington Atlee Burpee (botanist, seedsman) โ€“
  • Spencer Tracy (actor) โ€“
  • Bette Davis (actress) โ€“
  • Gregory Peck (actor) โ€“
  • Colin Powell (former U.S. Secretary of State) โ€“
  • Agnetha Fรคltskog (singer in the Swedish rock group ABBA) โ€“
  • Franklin Chang-Diaz (astronaut) โ€“
  • Krista Allen (actress) โ€“

Died

  • Howard Hughes (industrialist & producer) โ€“
  • Sam Walton (businessman) โ€“
  • Kurt Cobain (musician) โ€“
  • Allen Ginsberg (poet) โ€“
  • Lee Petty (race car driver) โ€“
  • Saul Bellow (author of Humboldt’s Gift and other novels, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature) โ€“
  • Charlton Heston (actor) โ€“

Events

  • Pocahontas married Englishman John Rolfeโ€“
  • New York Chamber of Commerce formedโ€“
  • Anne Sullivan made a breakthrough with blind/deaf student Helen Keller, by conveying the meaning of the word waterโ€“
  • Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson to win world heavyweight boxing titleโ€“
  • Women granted the right to vote in British Columbiaโ€“
  • Richard J. Daley elected to his first term as Chicago’s 39th mayorโ€“
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer, US physicist, declared a security risk in 1954, is named winner of the Atomic Energy Commission’s Enrico Ferni awardโ€“
  • My Fair Lady won an Academy Award for Best Pictureโ€“
  • Bobby Orr first NHL defenseman to win scoring titleโ€“
  • Basketball star Kareem Abdul- Jabbar of the L.A. Lakers became the highest scoring player in NBA history. He reached 31,420 points, beating Wilt Chamberlain’s recordโ€“
  • A minor earthquake shook southeastern Massachusettsโ€“
  • Elsie McLean, at 102 years old, became the oldest golfer to make a hole-in-one on a regulation courseโ€“

Weather

  • This was the last day of a four-day snowstorm in the northern Rockies and the Black Hills, with the town of Lead, South Dakota, receiving 52 inchesโ€“
  • A blizzard left 27.2 inches of snow in St. John’s, Newfoundlandโ€“

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