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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Question of the Day

What is the meaning of the pyramid with the eye at the top that appears on the back of U.S. one-dollar bills?
Apparently, the U.S. Treasury office gets this question quite often — it appears in its list of frequently asked questions. The pyramid is part of the Great Seal of the United States. The Great Seal was first used on the reverse of the one-dollar Federal Reserve note in 1935. According to the State Department, which is the official keeper of the Seal, the pyramid symbolizes strength and durability. The pyramid appears unfinished because it means that the United States will always β€œgrow, improve, and build.” The eye is the β€œAll-Seeing Eye,” suggesting the importance of divine guidance in favor of the American cause. Find out more about our currency at the http://www.treas.govTreasury Department’s Web site.

Advice of the Day

A highbrow is a person educated beyond his intelligence.

Home Hint of the Day

Stains from fruits, berries, and juices should be sponged immediately with cold water. Then, if it’s safe for the fabric, hold the garment over the sink and pour boiling water through the stain. Follow up by working laundry detergent into the stain, then rinsing.

Word of the Day

Navvy
Originally, a laborer on canals for internal navigation; hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building railroads, embankments, etc.

Puzzle of the Day

(Blank) (Blank) strange bedfellows.(What’s the saying? Fill in the blanks!)
1) Politics 2) makes

Born

  • Petrarch (poet) –
  • Sir Edmund Hillary (one of the first to summit Mt. Everest) –
  • Natalie Wood (actress) –
  • Carlos Santana (musician) –
  • Josh Holloway (actor) –
  • Elliott Yamin (singer) –
  • Gisele Bundchen (model) –

Died

  • Bruce Lee (actor & martial artist) –
  • James Montgomery Doohan (actor, linguist) –
  • Tammy Faye Messner –

Events

  • Edward I of England took the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence–
  • Religious leader Anne Hutchinson was baptized–
  • Colombia declared independence from Spain–
  • British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation–
  • Connecticut state agricultural experiment station established–
  • The U.S.S. Machias, first steel-hulled ship built in Maine, commissioned–
  • Eleanor Annie Lamson was the first woman astronomer employed at the U.S. Naval Observatory–
  • Legion of Merit established–
  • The first International Special Olympics held, Chicago, Illinois–
  • Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the Moon. He also placed the U.S. flag there.–
  • Viking 1, U.S. robot spacecraft, landed on Mars–
  • Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run–
  • Mel Fisher’s crew found sunken Atocha off Florida coast, loaded with silver, gold, and emeralds–

Weather

  • Snow and hail fell in Calais, Maine–
  • 18.18 inches of rain fell in Edgerton, Missouri–
  • In Washington, the Seattle-Tacoma area experienced temperatures of 100 degrees F–

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