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Daily Calendar for Friday, September 2, 2022

Question of the Day

How long ago did aluminum cans start having pop tops on them?
In 1963, a patent for a rivet device made these kinds of cans possible to produce. The patent was obtained by Ermal Fraze.

Advice of the Day

Soften butter quickly by grating it.

Home Hint of the Day

Clean windows with a mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 10 parts warm water.

Word of the Day

Cirrostratus cloud
Thin white cloud that resembles veils.

Puzzle of the Day

The Empire State.(Name the U.S. state!)
New York

Born

  • Albert Spalding (baseball player)
  • Cleveland Amory (author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas)
  • Peter Ueberroth (businessman)
  • Terry Bradshaw (football player)
  • Christa McAuliffe (selected to be the first teacher in space)
  • Mark Harmon (actor)
  • Keanu Reeves (actor)
  • Salma Hayek (actress)
  • Erin Hershey Presley (actress)

Died

  • J. R. R. Tolkien (author)
  • Troy Donahue (actor)
  • Bob Denver (actor)

Events

  • Great Fire of London began
  • Congress established the United States Department of the Treasury
  • The first issue of McCall’s magazine was published. The magazine had previously been called Queens Magazine and Queen of Fashion
  • Vice President Theodore Roosevelt uttered the famous phrase, Speak softly and carry a big stick at the Minnesota State Fair
  • Japan surrendered formally at ceremonies held aboard the battleship Missouri, to end World War II
  • First ATM in U.S. debuted, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
  • Charles Burton started 3-year pole-to-pole expedition
  • The long awaited chess rematch between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky began in Yugoslavia
  • Diana Nyad completed a two-day, two-night swim from Cuba to Florida and became the first person to accomplish the feat unaided by a shark cage

Weather

  • Denver had its earliest measurable snow, 4.2 inches
  • Hurricane Frances caused 2.5 million Florida residents and vacationers to flee the state. It was the biggest evacuation ever ordered in Florida

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