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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Question of the Day

When something is done in secret or on the sly, it is said to be done β€œon the Q.T.” Where did this originate, and what does Q.T. mean?
It’s simply an abbreviation of the word quiet. In the late 1800s, quiet came to mean β€œclandestine,” or β€œsecretive” (e.g., β€œI’d like to have a word with you on the quiet.”). Sometime later, it was reduced to the slang β€œQ.T.”

Advice of the Day

To help you have more energy, wear red.

Home Hint of the Day

In the spring, give your lawn a good brisk raking, then reseed any bare spots. Lightly mulch reseeded areas with peat moss or grass clippings.

Word of the Day

Snub
A post on a dock or shore, around which a rope is thrown to check the motion of a vessel.

Puzzle of the Day

What do sea monsters eat?
Fish and ships!

Died

  • Ferdinand Magellan (explorer) –
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet) –
  • Julius Sterling Morton (Arbor Day founder) –
  • Edward R. Murrow (broadcast journalist) –
  • Ruth Handler (co-founded Mattel and created Barbie) –

Born

  • Samuel Morse (inventor) –
  • Ulysses S. Grant (18th U.S. president) –
  • Rogers Hornsby (baseball player) –
  • Coretta Scott King (civil rights leader) –
  • Sheena Easton (singer) –
  • Chris Carpenter (baseball player) –
  • William Moseley (actor) –

Events

  • Steamboat Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee–
  • A hearing aid was patented by F. D. Clarke and M. G. Foster–
  • Fourth modern Olympic games opened in London, England–
  • U.S. Soil Conservation Service established by Congress–
  • Babe Ruth Day–
  • Expo β€˜67 was officially opened in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson–
  • L. Patrick Gray resigns as acting director of the FBI due to the Watergate fiasco–
  • Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, successfully took off on its maiden flight–
  • Oh Eun-sun from South Korea became the first woman to scale the world’s 14 highest mountains–
  • An odd green light shot across the night sky in southern California. Experts concluded that it likely was a meteor.–

Weather

  • The temperature in New York City reached 92 degrees F–
  • Pahala, Hawaii, reached 100F (37.8C), which, at the time, was the highest temperature ever recorded for the state–
  • Ninety-four degrees F, Hartford, CT–
  • 27 inches of snow fell in a 24-hours in Minot, North Dakota–
  • Downtown Los Angeles hit 102 degrees F, shattering the April 27 mark of 94 degrees F set in 1881–

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