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Daily Calendar for Thursday, September 15, 2022

Question of the Day

We have a bread box that is lined with wood. How can I get the smell of the wood out of the box?
Put a few drops of vanilla extract in a cup of water and mix. Apply this mixture to the interior by rubbing hard with a rag.

Advice of the Day

Wisdom is oftimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

Home Hint of the Day

Furnaces should be checked and cleaned each year by a professional. Improved efficiency will lead to fuel savings that will more than cover the cleaning cost.

Word of the Day

Syzygy
The nearly straight-line configuration that occurs twice a month, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction (on the same side of Earth at the new Moon) and when they are in opposition (on opposite sides of Earth at the full Moon). In both cases, the gravitational effects of the Sun and the Moon reinforce each other, and tidal range is increased.

Puzzle of the Day

Emblem of majesty am I, which β€œshows force of temporal power,” but twist me about and I become a thing which makes even monarchs cower.(What word fits the first clue, but when rearranged, fits the second?)
Scepter - specter

Died

  • Andre Le Notre (landscape architect) –
  • Robert Penn Warren (poet) –
  • Johnny Ramone (guitarist and co-founder of The Ramones) –

Born

  • James Fenimore Cooper (author) –
  • Alexander Roberts Dunn (Victoria Cross recipient) –
  • William Howard Taft (27th U.S. president) –
  • Bruno Walter (symphony conductor) –
  • Agatha Christie (author) –
  • Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children’s classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal) –
  • Bobby Short (jazz musician) –
  • Murray Gell-Mann (physicist) –
  • Tomie dePaola (children’s author, illustrator) –
  • Merlin Olsen (football player) –
  • Oliver Stone (director) –
  • Tommy Lee Jones (actor) –
  • Dan Marino (football player) –
  • Tom Dolan (Olympic gold medalist) –
  • Dave Annable (actor) –
  • Ben Schwartz (actor and comedian) –
  • Prince Harry (youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana) –

Events

  • British troops occupied New York–
  • The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State–
  • Orville Wright made first turn with airplane in air–
  • A milch goat show started at the Rochester Industrial Exposition in New York state–
  • The Lone Ranger TV series debuted with American Clayton Moore and Canadian Jay Silverheels–
  • Bomb killed four girls in a Birmingham, Alabama, church that was popular for civil rights meetings–
  • Greenpeace, an environmental organization, was founded.–
  • 113 lb. 1-oz. black drum caught, Lewes, Delaware–
  • 22 lb. 7-oz. summer flounder caught, Montauk, New York–
  • First successful portable MP3 player debuted–
  • Earth received the last radio signals from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, at 7:55 a.m. EDT. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 7 years to reach Saturn. There, it spent 13 years gathering data about the planet and its moons, until the craft’s fuel was almost exhausted. Its mission ended when operators purposely had it dive into Saturn’s atmosphere to disintegrate.–

Weather

  • The temperature in Wilmington, Vermont, was 27 degrees F–

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