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Daily Calendar for Monday, August 22, 2022

Question of the Day

What is the distribution of religions in the United States?
It’s estimated that about 87 percent of people describe themselves as Christian, 3 percent as Jewish, and 3 percent as belonging to lesser-known religions. The remaining 7 percent say that they have no religious affiliation. Some 40 percent of Americans say that they attend church at least once a week.

Advice of the Day

Plant new lawns or reseed thin ones now.

Home Hint of the Day

To get rid of a musty odor in upholstered furniture, spray a deodorant or sprinkle cat litter over the piece. Let it sit for a while, then vacuum. Repeat if necessary.

Word of the Day

Anemometer
An instrument to measure the speed of the wind.

Puzzle of the Day

The Pelican State.(Name the U.S. state!)
Louisiana

Died

  • Richard III of England
  • Calvin E. Stowe (professor of biblical studies)
  • Kate Chopin (author)

Born

  • Claude Debussy (composer)
  • John Lee Hooker (singer)
  • Ray Bradbury (science fiction author)
  • Carl Yastrzemski (baseball player)
  • Cindy Williams (actress)
  • Tori Amos (musician)
  • Ty Burrell (actor)
  • Kristen Wiig (actress)
  • James Corden (actor, tv host)
  • Dua Lipa (singer)

Events

  • Ann Franklin, sister-in-law of Benjamin, became the first female editor for an American newspaper, the Newport, R.I., Mercury following her husband’s death.
  • Nat Turner led slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia
  • The schooner, America, won an international race sponsored by the Royal Yacht Society in England. This became a traditional international event known as the America’s Cup race
  • William Sheppard patented a liquid soap (Patent #49561)
  • U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an automobile
  • Steven C. Rockefeller married Anne Marie Rasmussen
  • The Beatles arrived in New York City on their last U.S. tour
  • Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire strengthened, Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Masked thieves burst into the Oslo museum and snatched a version of the Edvard Munch masterpiece The Scream and a second Munch painting from the walls as visitors watched in shock
  • Several earthquakes struck southern Colorado; the largest measuring magnitude-5.3

Weather

  • Damaging frosts from New England to North Carolina
  • Tornado wound through Middlesex County, MA
  • Frost damaged crops in the Midwest
  • Severe frost hit Fort Custer, Montana
  • A record four hurricanes were observed at one time in the North Atlantic. One of these storms hit the U.S. coast days later, killing 1,000-2,000 people in Georgia and South Carolina.
  • 1.25” hail fell in Castle Rock, Colorado

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