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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Question of the Day

How do I keep rabbits from eating my flowers?
Try one of the following methods: (1) Dust the flowers with sulfur. (2) Sprinkle them with red pepper. (3) Spray them with a mixture of 1 teaspoon Lysol and 1 gallon water. (4) Spray them with a mixture of 1 ounce tartar emetic, 3 ounces sugar, and 1 gallon water. (5) Get a cat or a dog!

Advice of the Day

Few people know how to be old. —La Rochefoucauld

Home Hint of the Day

To clean metals (other than aluminum) before painting, wipe the metal with turpentine or paint thinner. Apply a metal primer, then a finish coat of good metal paint.

Word of the Day

Scoleciphobia
Fear of worms

Puzzle of the Day

Six-eighths of a discoverer, a preposition, and a vowel.(Use these clues to find the three β€œwords” that, when combined, form the name of a flower.)
Answer: Columbine

Died

  • Henry Clay (politician) –
  • Peter Jones (first native Methodist missionary to Ojibwa) –
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning (poet) –
  • Fatty Arbuckle (actor) –
  • Jayne Mansfield (actress) –
  • Lana Turner (actress) –
  • Rosemary Clooney (singer) –
  • Katharine Hepburn (actress) –
  • Joel Siegel (film critic) –

Born

  • Dr. William Mayo (surgeon and founder of the Mayo Clinic) –
  • Frank Loesser (composer) –
  • Slim Pickens (actor) –
  • Harmon Killebrew (baseball player) –
  • Gary Busey (actor) –
  • Richard Lewis (comedian & actor) –
  • Leslie Browne (ballerina) –
  • Kimberlin Brown (actress) –
  • Martin Truex Jr. (race car driver) –

Events

  • Townshend Revenue Acts passed by British parliament, establishing duties on tea, glass, paint, oil, lead, and paper imported into American colonies–
  • San Francisco was founded–
  • Last stone placed for second lighthouse to be built at Minot’s Ledge, Massachusetts–
  • Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, containing prehistoric cliff dwellings, established by an act of Congress–
  • Bill Haley and His Comets reached the top of the pop music charts with Rock Around the Clockβ€β€œβ€“
  • The Rooms cultural facility opened in St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador–

Weather

  • Lake Havasu City, Arizona, had a temperature of 128 degrees F–
  • Residents in Monticello, Florida, sweltered in record-breaking 109F heat.–
  • Hurricane Alice dumped 27 inches of rain on the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas–
  • The Livingston (Alberta) Ranger Station received 44 inches of snow, making the record for the largest summer snowfall recorded in Canada–

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