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Daily Calendar for Saturday, July 16, 2022

Question of the Day

What’s the best way to clean my aluminum siding?
Aluminum with a faded, weathered look needs to be cleaned with a strong detergent solution, but you might want to test this solution in an inconspicuous spot on your house first. Washing may result in a color that is not uniform after it dries. If the color in your test area is consistent, it’s safe to clean the rest of the siding this way. To make a detergent solution, combine 1/3 cup laundry detergent, 2/3 cup trisodium phosphate (TSP), 1 quart household bleach (5 percent), and 3 quarts water. Avoid any abrasive cleaners; these will damage the finish. Clean your siding once a year with a strong spray of water from a hose. Use the detergent solution when the siding begins to look old and weathered.

Advice of the Day

Bees will not swarm before a near storm.

Home Hint of the Day

For relief from sunburn, take a vinegar sponge bath.

Word of the Day

Solstice
Summer: The Sun reaches its greatest declination (23-1/2°) north of the celestial equator. Winter: The Sun reaches its greatest declination (23-1/2°) south of the celestial equator.

Puzzle of the Day

The Badger State.(Name the U.S. state!)
Wisconsin

Born

  • Andrea del Sarto (painter)
  • Pierre Le Moyne (French-Canadian explorer)
  • Giuseppe Piazzi (Italian astronomer)
  • Mary Baker Eddy (religious leader)
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson (baseball player)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (actress)
  • Ginger Rogers (actress)
  • Michael Flatley (dancer & choreographer)
  • Phoebe Cates (actress)
  • Will Ferrell (actor)
  • Barry Sanders (football player)
  • Corey Feldman (actor)

Died

  • Anne of Cleves (fourth wife of King Henry VIII)
  • Mary Todd Lincoln (U.S. First Lady)
  • Harry Chapin (singer & songwriter)
  • John F. Kennedy, Jr. (died in a plane crash on his way to a cousin’s wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. His wife, Carolyn Bessette, and her sister, Lauren, were also aboard)
  • Charles W. Sweeney (pilot of the U.S. bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, in the last days of World War II)

Events

  • Congress established the District of Columbia on the Potomac River, voting to set up the permanent seat of the government of the U.S. there
  • Dr. Emily Howard Stowe, the first woman to practice medicine in Canada, received her medical license.
  • First parking meters installed, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida, to become the first manned space mission to land on the moon
  • 135 pilot whales beached at Point au Gaul, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • In the Philippines, an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale killed over 1,600 people
  • The 6th book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series sold 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours — averaging better than 250,000 sales per hour
  • A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck about 20 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., in Maryland
  • 3.4 earthquake occurred near Germantown, Maryland
  • Bryan Cranston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • To mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s launch, U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, launched 5,000 model rockets simultaneously, breaking a Guinness world record

Weather

  • F2 tornado in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • 15th to 16th: 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours, Altapass, North Carolina
  • In Churdan, Iowa, a tornado touched down and moved northwest, opposite the normal pattern

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