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Daily Calendar for Saturday, June 25, 2022

Question of the Day

What causes the greenish gray color around the yolks of hard-boiled eggs?
This is a harmless compound of iron and sulfur called ferrous sulfide, which forms when an egg is heated. To prevent its formation, boil the egg only as long as is necessary to set the yolk, then plunge it into cold water and peel it promptly.

Advice of the Day

Use a little mineral oil on a cotton ball to polish patent leather shoes.

Home Hint of the Day

Moss or sorrel in lawns is a sign of poor drainage and acidity. You can improve the situation by aerating the lawn and spreading lime on it.

Word of the Day

Melissophobia
Fear of bees

Puzzle of the Day

Lady mine (Change these words into a single word.)
Maidenly

Born

  • Eric Arthur Blair (better known by the pen-name George Orwell)
  • Joe O'Brien (harness racing driver)
  • June Lockhart (actress)
  • James Meredith (political activist)
  • Carly Simon (musician)
  • George Michael (singer, songwriter)
  • Angela Kinsey (actress)
  • Linda Cardellini (actress)

Died

  • Stanford White (Famous architect; killed by Henry K. Thaw on the roof of Madison Square Garden)
  • Warren Burger (U.S. Supreme Court chief justice)
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau (oceanographer)
  • John Fiedler (actor; best known for providing the voice of Piglet in Winnie the Pooh cartoons)
  • Farrah Fawcett (actress)
  • Michael Jackson (musician)
  • Patrick Macnee (actor)

Events

  • Five English monks saw flaming torch spew fire, hot coals, and sparks on Moon
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop introduced the fork to American dining
  • Virginia ratified the Constitution and was admitted as the 10th state
  • Sitting Bull defeated General George Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, which became known as Custer’s Last Stand.
  • A 19-year-old cellist in the orchestra of the Rio de Janeiro Opera House in Brazil picked up the baton and conducted the orchestra in a performance of Aida when the regular conductor failed to make an appearance. The cellist name: Arturo Toscanini. (His success prompted him to abandon his cello for a conductor’s career)
  • 4-day dedication ceremony for Mackinac Bridge began, Michigan
  • Kim Campbell was chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and became the first female Prime Minister of Canada
  • Final episode of Another World aired
  • An alligator attacked a golfer who was retrieving a ball from a pond, Venice, Florida

Weather

  • Hailstones shaped like Saturn fell in Guildford, England
  • It was 86 degrees F in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Virginian Roy C. Sullivan was struck by lightning for the seventh time.
  • 121 degrees F, Willow Beach, Arizona
  • On June 25 and 26, a late snow fell in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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