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Daily Calendar for Friday, May 27, 2022

Question of the Day

What did tornadoes sound like before there were freight trains?
The freight train is the all-purpose simile. Old accounts likened the noise to β€œ10 million bees” or β€œ1,000 cannons.” Perhaps listeners on the Great Plains were reminded of buffalo stampedes.

Advice of the Day

Use roll-on deodorant bottles again by filling with sunscreen, bath oil, or kids’ paints.

Home Hint of the Day

Brush kerosene lightly over the surface of glass that you’re about to cut. This will make the cutting easier.

Word of the Day

Ombrophobia
The fear of rain

Puzzle of the Day

What do you get when you cross a cocker spaniel, a French poodle and a rooster?
A cockerpoodledoo!

Born

  • Amelia Bloomer (reformer) –
  • Wild Bill Hickok (frontiersman) –
  • Rachel Carson (conservationist) –
  • John Cheever (writer) –
  • Paul Bettany (actor) –
  • Jamie Oliver (chef) –
  • Jade Carey (Olympic gymnast) –

Died

  • NiccolΓ² Paganini (composer) –
  • Paul Gleason (actor) –

Events

  • Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened to pedestrians only–
  • German battleship Bismarck sunk, WWII–
  • USS John F. Kennedy christened by 9-year old Caroline Kennedy–
  • The Ben Sawyer Bridge in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, became stuck open due to high temperatures–

Weather

  • Indianapolis experienced its latest freeze on record, with the temperature falling to 31 degrees F–
  • Lightning struck storm chaser in car in South Dakota–
  • The Ben Sawyer Bridge in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, became stuck open due to high temperatures–

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