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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Question of the Day

What is the world’s longest railway?
The Trans-Siberian Railway, from Moscow to Vladivostok, is 5,777 miles long. In the United States, we have 1,780 miles of continuous track, completed in 1869 when the Central Pacific Railroad built east from Sacramento, California, and the Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory Point, Utah.

Advice of the Day

Sins and debts are always more than we think they are.

Home Hint of the Day

To clean suede, brush with a suede brush or steel wool, then wipe with a cloth dipped in white vinegar and wrung out almost dry.

Word of the Day

Pica
1/6 inch; used in printing for measuring column width, etc.

Puzzle of the Day

Little Rhody.(Name the U.S. state!)
Rhode Island

Born

  • Queen Elizabeth I of England
  • Grandma Moses (painter)
  • J. P. Morgan Jr. (financier)
  • Elia Kazan (director)
  • Anthony Quayle (actor)
  • Buddy Holly (singer)
  • Gloria Gaynor (singer)
  • Julie Kavner (actress)
  • Chrissie Hynde (singer)
  • Devon Sawa (actor)
  • Evan Rachel Wood (actress)

Died

  • Catherine Parr (widow of Henry VIII of England)
  • Maurice Duplessis (former premier of Quebec)
  • Keith Moon (musician)
  • Uzi Gal (invented the Uzi submachine gun)
  • Gregory Mcdonald (author)

Events

  • Edith Eleanor McLean was the first baby to be placed in an incubator
  • First automobile parade, Newport, Rhode Island
  • First international lifeboat race took place, New York City
  • First Canadian Official Languages Act went into effect
  • The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut
  • Google Inc. was founded

Weather

  • New England and New York experienced a widespread killing frost, resulting in a $1 million crop loss in Maine
  • 105 degrees F, Santa Ana, California
  • 109 degrees F in Weldon, North Carolina
  • Football players at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, were knocked off their feet by a violent bolt of lightning
  • Calgary was deluged by hail that caused approximately $350 million in insured losses, making this hailstorm the costliest on record in Canada.

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