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Daily Calendar for Saturday, May 28, 2022

Question of the Day

Some candle wax dripped on a white tablecloth over the holidays. The cloth was washed before the wax was noted. The wax came off but left a stain. Is there a way to get this stain out of the cloth, or is it permanent?
You don’t mention what sort of fabric the tablecloth is made of, but if it’s cotton or linen, soak the spot in a small amount of bleach heavily diluted with water. Immerse the stained area in the water and let it sit for a few minutes, rubbing the discolored area gently. Rinse thoroughly. If the wax left a yellow stain, it can be removed by ordinary denture-cleaning tablets. Fill a container with warm water and immerse the stained portion. Add the denture tablets in the ratio recommended on the package and let them dissolve. Soak until the spot disappears.

Advice of the Day

It is unlucky to bring an umbrella aboard ship.

Home Hint of the Day

Because it is an excellent seal against dirt and can be washed repeatedly, enamel finish paint (either oil or latex) is especially good for kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms. Its glossiness will look best on smooth surfaces.

Word of the Day

Lilapsophobia
The fear of hurricanes or tornadoes

Puzzle of the Day

What city was made by time and labor?
Baltimore

(When the letters of the words β€œtime” and β€œlabor” are combined in a certain way, they spell β€œBaltimore.”)

Born

  • Thomas Moore (poet) –
  • Ian Fleming (writer) –
  • Frank Drake (American astronomer) –
  • Rudy Giuliani (politician) –
  • Gladys Knight (singer) –
  • Hunter Patch" Adams" (doctor) –
  • Christa Miller (actress) –
  • Kylie Minogue (singer) –
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck (The View co-host) –
  • Jesse Bradford (actor) –
  • Michael Oher (football player) –
  • Cameron Boyce (actor) –

Died

  • Noah Webster (writer) –
  • Phil Hartman (actor) –
  • Mildred Wirt Benson (original author, under the pen name Carolyn Keene, of the Nancy Drew mystery books) –
  • Maya Angelou (poet) –

Events

  • French West India Company secured royal grant of all French colonies in America–
  • First stamp auction in the U.S.–
  • The Sierra Club, dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, was founded–
  • Patent application for John B. Gruelle’s Raggedy Ann doll filed–
  • R.H. Macy & Co. was incorporated–
  • On With the Show, the first all-color talking picture, premiered in New York City–
  • Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicles–
  • When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge topped charts–
  • Mars 3 orbiter and lander was launched–
  • An unidentified soldier killed during the Vietnam War was buried with military honors in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia. (He was later identified via DNA testing, and exhumed.)–
  • The cover of Vanity Fair featured a photo of President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan kissing–
  • Hubble Space Telescope photographed unknown object TMR-1C–
  • Baby Jessica McClure, who held the attention of the nation when she fell into an abandoned well at 18 months old, graduated from Greenwood High School in Texas–
  • In Germany, several people reported seeing what seemed to be UFOs. A police investigation found that it was a 29-year old man proposing to his girlfriend accompanied by glowing paper lanterns–

Weather

  • Three tornadoes tore through Cincinnati, Ohio–
  • It was 97 degrees F in San Francisco, California–
  • Mother Nature dumped up to 10 inches of snow on parts of Wisconsin–
  • 100 degrees F in Portland, Oregon–
  • Large hail hit areas of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey–

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