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Daily Calendar for Monday, June 27, 2022

Question of the Day

Where do pine nuts come from?
Pine nuts, also called pignolia, are the naked seeds of many different species of pine tree. Trees grown to produce these seeds can take up to 75 years to become commercially useful. Spain and Italy are the leading exporters of pine nuts.

Advice of the Day

Better alone than in bad company.

Home Hint of the Day

To remove paint from standard, smooth bricks, use a water-soluble paint remover such as Bix Tuff-Job Remover, which is easily cleaned up with water.

Word of the Day

Ranidaphobia
Fear of frogs

Puzzle of the Day

A confection and a cluster. (Use these clues to find the two words that, when combined, form the name of a flower.)
Answer: Candytuft

Died

  • James Smithson (English chemist died willing $550,000 to the US for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men) –
  • Joseph Smith (religious leader; organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) –
  • Jack Lemmon (actor) –
  • John Entwistle (musician) –
  • Shelby Foote (Civil War historian and novelist) –
  • Don Grady (actor) –
  • Michael Bond (children’s writer) –

Born

  • Mildred J. Hill (composer of song Happy Birthday to You”“) –
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar (American poet) –
  • Helen Keller (author, lecturer) –
  • Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) –
  • Ross Perot (businessman) –
  • Vera Wang (designer) –
  • J. J. Abrams (television writer & producer) –
  • Tobey Maguire (actor) –
  • Drake Bell (actor) –
  • Madylin Sweeten (actress) –

Events

  • First traffic law in U.S. passed, New Amsterdam (N.Y.C.)–
  • Liberty Bell returned from Allentown to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–
  • First flight of XB-19 bomber–
  • First state law requiring that cars be equipped with seat belts passed in Illinois–
  • Chlorophyll-A first synthesized, Cambridge, Massachusetts–
  • Joseph Walker flew X-15 at Mach 5.92 (4,104 mph)–
  • Kmart trademark registered–
  • Entertainment duo Sonny and Cher called it quits as husband and wife (divorce final this day)–
  • Muhammad Ali announced his retirement from boxing–
  • Bill passed making O Canada national anthem of Canada–

Weather

  • It rained fish at Tiller’s Ferry, South Carolina, after a heavy shower–
  • Fort Yukon, Alaska, reached 100 degrees F–
  • Hurricane Audrey smashed ashore at Cameron Parish, Louisiana, 390 drowned in storm tide–

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