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Daily Calendar for Saturday, June 4, 2022

Shavuot begins at sundown on this day. Called the Feast of the Weeks in the Jewish calendar, Shavuot is a two-day holiday that was originally a harvest festival. It’s also a thanksgiving day to commemorate the Giving of the Law, the Torah, recalling when Moses and the Israelites received the Ten Commandments from God at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, which means weeks, always begins exactly seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot is known also as Yom Habikkurim, or β€œThe Day of the First Fruits,” because Israel’s farmers would bring a bundle from their first harvest to the temple in Jerusalem as a token of thanksgiving to God. Spring harvests in Israel began with the barley crop at Passover. Each farmer would set aside the first of each type of fruit to ripen, tie it in ribbon, and all would be brought to the city, accompanied by a joyful, musical celebration.

Question of the Day

How should I cut the roses from my blossoming bushes?
When cutting roses that will be part of an in-house bouquet, cut as little of the stem as possible. It takes about six healthy leaves to make enough food to produce an average rose blossom, so you want to preserve as many leaves on the stem as you can.

Advice of the Day

When folly is bliss, β€˜tis ignorance to be otherwise.

Home Hint of the Day

Before using the cooking stove in a summer house for the first time each season, check it over thoroughly. Mice sometimes nest in the drawer at the bottom of the stove.

Word of the Day

Alaska
Alaska’s name comes from an Aleut word meaning β€œgreat land.”

Puzzle of the Day

The lamb trots about by a creature whose name read backward or forward is always the same.
Ewe

Born

  • King George III (British monarch) –
  • Tom Longboat (runner) –
  • Dennis Weaver (actor) –
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer (sex therapist, author) –
  • Bruce Dern (actor) –
  • Robert Fulghum (author) –
  • Joyce Meyer (writer) –
  • Michelle Phillips (singer & actress) –
  • Noah Wyle (actor) –
  • Angelina Jolie (actress) –
  • Evan Spiegel (American businessman) –

Died

  • Giacomo Casanova –
  • Reinhard Heydrich (Nazi leader) –
  • Dorothy Gish (actress) –

Events

  • The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco, California–
  • Henry Ford took his car out for a trial drive around the streets of Detroit–
  • Ernest Poole first to win Pulitzer Prize for novel–
  • Battle of Midway begins, leading to a great American Naval victory over Japan during WWII–
  • Hockey player Gordie Howe retired at age 52–
  • Tiananmen Square massacre–
  • Eric Ozolins caught a 13-foot-long hammerhead shark, with a girth of 80 inches, off the coast of Padre Island in Texas. The shark was then released.–

Weather

  • Early-season hurricanes wrecked ships from Cuba to New England–

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