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Daily Calendar for Friday, June 10, 2022

β€œEmber Days occur next on June 8, 10, and 11. Ember Days happen four times a year at the start of each season. In Latin, Ember Days are known as the quattuor anni tempora (the β€œfour seasons of the year”).

Traditionally observed by some Christian denominations, each set of Ember Days is three days, kept on a successive Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. These three days are set apart for fasting, abstinence, and prayer. The first of these four times comes in winter, after the Feast of St. Lucia, December 13; the second set comes with the First Sunday in Lent; the third set comes after Whitsunday/Pentecost Sunday; the four and last set comes after the Feast of the Holy Cross. Their dates can be remembered by this old mnemonic:

β€œSant Crux, Lucia, Cineres, Charismata Dia Ut sit in angaria quarta sequens feria.”

Which means:

β€œHoly Cross, Lucy, Ash Wednesday, Pentecost, are when the quarter holidays follow.”

Folklore has it that the weather on each of the three days foretells the weather for three successive months. As with much folklore, this is grounded in some common sense since the beginning of the four seasons cue the changes in weather as well as a shift in how we keep harmony with the Earth and respect our stewardship of the Earth, our β€œgarden of Eden.β€β€œ

Question of the Day

How do egg producers know they are putting good eggs on the market?
Shortly after an egg is laid, it is placed in front of a light source that reveals the condition of the innards. This process, called candling, can detect cracks in the shell or harmless but unappetizing blood spots on the yolk. It also reveals the size of the egg’s air cell: the smaller the cell, the better the egg.

Advice of the Day

Fruit trees will drop a few fruits this month—no cause for alarm unless it’s excessive.

Home Hint of the Day

Set fence posts on a couple of inches of crushed stone, then pour an additional 2 inches of stone around the posts before filling in with either soil or cement. This will allow for drainage at the base and deter rotting.

Word of the Day

Antlophobia
Fear of floods

Puzzle of the Day

The state of exclamation. (Abbreviation of a U.S. state)
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Born

  • Gustave Courbet (painter) –
  • Hattie McDaniel (actress; the first African American to win an Academy Award) –
  • Judy Garland (actress & singer) –
  • Eugene Parker (American astrophysicist; proposed the idea of solar wind in 1958 ) –
  • F. Lee Bailey (attorney) –
  • Jim Shea (Olympic gold medalist, Men’s Skeleton) –
  • Pokey Reese (baseball player) –
  • Tara Lipinski (figure skater) –
  • Princess Madeleine of Sweden –
  • Leelee Sobieski (actress) –

Died

  • Sir Robert Laird Borden (Canadian prime minister) –
  • Spencer Tracy (actor) –
  • Louis L'Amour (author) –
  • John Gotti (gangster) –
  • Ray Charles (singer) –
  • John A. Eddy (solar astronomer, coined the term Maunder Minimum) –
  • Gordie Howe (hockey player) –

Events

  • Bridget Bishop was the first person to be hanged at the Salem Witch trials–
  • Ben Franklin’s kite and key experiment proved lightning is electricity–
  • Canada Constitution Act is passed by British Parliament, creating Upper and Lower Canada–
  • Phoenix steamboat first in U.S. to sail on open sea–
  • First boat race between Oxford and Cambridge–
  • The United States Naval Academy graduated its first students–
  • U.S. Marines landed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba–
  • Alcoholics Anonymous founded –
  • The Deep premiered–
  • United States War Dogs Memorial was dedicated, Holmdel, New Jersey–

Weather

  • Yakutat, Alaska, reached 87 degrees F, a record for that town–

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