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Daily Calendar for Sunday, June 5, 2022

One Day to Save the World. In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly established this observance to raise environmental awareness across the globe. Beginning in 1974, the observance has been held annually on June 5, a date that commemorates the start of the landmark 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, in Stockholm, Sweden. Each year, World Environment Day focuses on a particularly pressing environmental issue, such as wildlife conservation, climate change, or our vital connection to nature. For official celebrations, a different host country is chosen yearly. In addition, many other countries also hold events, such as bicycle parades and tree planting. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (1901–78)”

Whitsunday, or Pentecost, is the seventh Sunday after Easter. For Christians, this commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit in tongues of flame upon the apostles. Because the disciples were said to have begun baptizing thousands of people soon afterward, Whitsunday or Pentecost became the traditional time for baptisms. Whit, a corruption of white, refers to the white baptismal garments worn on this day. It is also a time of spring festivals throughout Europe, with echoes of pagan spring rites such as morris dancing and dressing a young boy in greenery (Jack-in-the-Green) and marching him through the village.

Question of the Day

Where did the expression β€œthe cat’s pajamas” come from
Its origin is unknown, but by the turn of the 20th century in America, it was widely used to mean first-rate or attractive.

Advice of the Day

If you are suffering from jet lag, have a cup of chamomile tea.

Home Hint of the Day

An easy way to clean a barbecue grill top is to remove it after it has cooled and place it cooking side down on the grass. Leave it overnight and let the dew do the work. In the morning, wipe with a damp paper towel.

Word of the Day

Homichlophobia
The fear of fog or clouds

Puzzle of the Day

What bird is that whose name represents nothing, twice yourself, and fifty? (Hint: Think letters.)
Owl (O-U-U-L)

Died

  • Stephen Crane (author) –
  • O. Henry (author) –
  • Conway Twitty (country music singer) –
  • Jeanette Nolan (actress) –
  • Mel Torme (singer) –
  • Ronald Reagan (40th U.S. president) –
  • Jeff Hanson (singer & songwriter) –
  • Ray Bradbury (science fiction author) –
  • Kate Spade (fashion designer) –

Born

  • Tony Richardson (director of film) –
  • Bill Moyers (journalist) –
  • Ron Livingston (actor) –
  • Mark Wahlberg (actor) –
  • Liza Weil (actress) –

Events

  • Bananas were sold as a novelty at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia–
  • New York was first U.S. state to pass legislation on oleomargarine–
  • Danish women were granted the right to vote–
  • US troops liberate Rome (WWII)–
  • The Marshall plan is announced by US Secretary of State George C. Marshall in address at Harvard University–
  • Senator Robert Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles–
  • Teton Dam in southeastern Idaho collapsed, resulting in a flood that killed 11 and left 30,000 homeless. The flood caused an estimated $1 billion in damages and nearly wiped out the Idaho cattle industry–

Weather

  • 34 tornadoes wound through Arkansas–
  • A foot of snow fell at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California–

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