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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Question of the Day

What is the speed of the Earth’s rotation?
At the equator, the circumference of the Earth is 40,070 kilometers, and the day is 24 hours long so the speed is 1670 kilometers/hour ( 1070 miles/hr). This decreases by the cosine of your latitude so that at a latitude of 45 degrees, cos(45) = .707 and the speed is .707 x 1670 = 1180 kilometers/hr. You can use this formula to find the speed of rotation at any latitude.

Advice of the Day

Once daffodils and tulips have gone by, add bonemeal to the soil for next year’s blooms.

Home Hint of the Day

The one tool that every person stripping paint should have is a Hyde molding scraper; it can be resharpened and the blades are interchangeable. The teardrop blade will get you into the few places that the triangle blade won’t reach.

Word of the Day

Whangdoodle
An imaginary creature, or an undefined character.

Puzzle of the Day

Why should you never tell a joke to an egg?
Because it might crack up.

Born

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet)
  • Bill Bojangles" Robinson" (tap dancer)
  • Frank Oz (puppeteer, director)
  • Mike Myers (actor)
  • Demetri Martin (comedian)
  • Aly Raisman (Olympic gymnast)

Died

  • Rosa Bonheur (painter, sculptor)
  • Ismail Merchant (filmmaker)
  • Charles Nelson Reilly (actor)

Events

  • First formal meeting of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, which, in the next few months, ended up writing a new constitution for the United States instead of revising the Articles of Confederation
  • Father Stephen Badin became first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S.
  • Grace Annie Lockhart became the first woman in the British Empire to receive a bachelor’s degree in science and English literature. She graduated from Mount Allison College (now University) in Sackville, New Brunswick
  • At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit the 714th, and last, home run of his career
  • Andrew Moyer patented method for mass production of penicillin
  • New York City’s Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was formally opened to traffic
  • The first shave in space took place on Apollo 10
  • Star Wars was released in theaters
  • Daniel Goodwin climbed Chicago’s Sears Tower using suction cups
  • Nearly 5.5 million people joined hands to form a human chain across the U.S. The event, Hands Across America, was designed to raise funds for the poor and homeless
  • Gary Stewart of California set the record for consecutive pogo jumps at 177,737 in 20 hours, 20 minutes
  • Jay Leno officially replaced Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show
  • New York Yankees Mariano Rivera became the first major league pitcher to make 1,000 appearances with the same team

Weather

  • Tornado destroyed Udall, Kansas. 83 people died
  • A tornado tore through Blackwell, Oklahoma. One survivor claimed that it had an orange, glowing light in its center.
  • Record high temperatures gripped the Southwest, as Arizona had its 17th consecutive day of temperatures over 100 degrees F

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