Daily Calendar for Saturday, May 14, 2022 | Almanac.com

# Daily Calendar for Saturday, May 14, 2022

### Question of the Day

I am an actuary. Often people ask me about the origin of the word. Do you have an answer?
According to the dictionary, an actuary is a statistician who computes insurance risks and premiums. It comes from the Latin actuarius, βsecretary of accounts,β and acta, βrecords.β

Add salt to the water under a double boiler; it will make the water boil faster.

### Home Hint of the Day

Duct tape is a fibered tape known for its strength, durability and water resistance. It’s a quick fix for everything from leaky canoes to ripped seat covers to damaged pipes to broken furniture.

### Word of the Day

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s intensity. It is used to estimate a hurricaneβs potential impact on coastal areas, including property damage and flooding. Wind speed, measured using a 1-minute average, is the determining factor in the scale.
Category 1: wind speeds 74-95 mph
Category 2: wind speeds 96-110 mph
Category 3: wind speeds 111-130 mph
Category 4: wind speeds 131-155 mph
Category 5: wind speeds over 155 mph

### Puzzle of the Day

Why did the spider buy a car?
Because he wanted to take it out for a spin!

### Born

• Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (physicist) β
• Bobby Darin (singer) β
• George Lucas (filmmaker) β
• David Byrne (musician) β
• Cate Blanchett (actress) β
• Amber Tamblyn (actress) β
• Rob Gronkowski (football player) β
• Miranda Cosgrove (actress) β

### Died

• Henry John Heinz (founder of the H. J. Heinz Company) β
• Billie Burke (actress) β
• William Lear (inventor) β
• Rita Hayworth (actress) β
• Harry Blackstone Jr. (magician) β
• Frank Sinatra (singer & actor) β
• Robert Stack (actor) β
• Anna Lee (actress whose career in films and television spanned nearly 70 years) β
• Stanley Kunitz (United States poet laureate 2000-01, Pulitzer Prize winner) β
• B. B. King (blues legend) β
• Tim Conway (comedian & actor) β
• Grumpy Cat (feline celebrity with a grumpy expression) β

### Events

• Jamestown, Virginia, became the first permanent British settlement in North Americaβ
• At four years old, Louis XIV became King of Franceβ
• Lewis and Clark’s expedition left St. Louis for the West. The Corps of Discovery, as it was later to be called, originally included approximately 45 people.β
• 34 cavalry disembarked at Indianola, Texasβ
• Copyright registered for J. Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Foreverβ marchββ
• The Sparrow and the Hawk, a serial for kids, was broadcast for the first time over CBS radioβ
• President Eisenhower broke ground for the Lincoln Centerβ
• First manned U.S. space station launchedβ
• The final episode of Seinfeld airedβ
• Statue honoring the women athletes of the All-American Professional Baseball League installed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New Yorkβ
• Racehorse Winning Brew ran 43.97 mphβ
• Racehorse Winning Brew ran a quarter mile in 20.57 seconds at the Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pennsylvaniaβ

### Weather

• Ten degrees below zero F at Climax, Coloradoβ
• The fourth-longest dry spell in Texas ended with 0.01 inch of rain in Brownsvilleβ