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Daily Calendar for Thursday, June 2, 2022

Question of the Day

How should I plant and care for a fuchsia in an outdoor hanging basket?
A fuchsia, or lady’s teardrops, needs daily watering in the summer. Fertilize it regularly, and keep it in filtered sunlight away from the wind. Pinch back the growing tips often.

Advice of the Day

If you are stung by a bee, apply a slice of onion to the sting and hold it on for about a minute.

Home Hint of the Day

To make that prize fish trophy look alive, dampen a cotton cloth with glass cleaner and wipe it gently over the fish.

Word of the Day

Wisconsin
Wisconsin was probably named from a Chippewa word that means “river of red stone” or “river of the great rock.”

Puzzle of the Day

What can run but never walks, Has a mouth but never talks, Has a bed but never sleeps, Has a head but never weeps?
A river

Born

  • Martha Washington (U.S. First Lady)
  • Thomas Hardy (writer)
  • Helen Louise Herron Taft (U.S. First Lady)
  • Clair Cameron Patterson (geochemist)
  • Jerry Mathers (actor)
  • Dana Carvey (comedian & actor)
  • Kyle Petty (NASCAR driver)
  • Wayne Brady (comedian & actor)
  • Wentworth Miller (actor)

Died

  • Andres Segovia (guitarist)
  • Sylvester Ritter (professional wrestler known as Junkyard Dog”“)
  • Flora Lewis (journalist)
  • Bo Diddley (musician)
  • Mel Ferrer (actor & director)
  • Chris Haney (inventor of Trivial Pursuit)
  • Kathryn Joosten (actress)
  • Richard Dawson (game show host)

Events

  • In Fort Wayne, Indiana, the first baseball game was played under electric lights at night
  • Grover Cleveland became the first president to marry in the White House
  • Congress granted citizenship to Native Americans born in the U.S.
  • Kraft’s Velveeta invented
  • Mariners’ Museum established in Newport News, Virginia
  • President FDR formally accepted the swimming pool addition to the White House
  • Elizabeth II crowned queen of England
  • US spacecraft Surveyor I made successful soft landing on the Moon and began to relay first close up pictures of the Moon
  • 13-year-old Anurag Kashyap correctly spelled “appoggiatura” to win National Scripps Spelling Bee
  • Actor Patrick Stewart was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
  • At the White House, Sir Paul McCartney accepted the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
  • Sukanya Roy won 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee with word cymotrichous”“

Weather

  • Parts of the Midwest were visited by 65 tornadoes
  • Several tornadoes were sighted in northeastern Colorado as thunderstorms ripped through the area leaving golfball-size hail

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