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Daily Calendar for Friday, September 16, 2022

Observed each year on the third Friday in September, this is a time for Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have been prisoners of war (POW) or are still missing in action (MIA). It is also a time to recognize how difficult this is for their families, to honor their courage, and to offer support. The day also serves to renew the commitment to account for all those missing from past wars and conflicts, and to work toward locating the remains of fallen soldiers and returning them home for burial.

Question of the Day

Why doesn’t all the popcorn pop when you pop it in the microwave?
All the kernels would pop if you gave them enough time. The trouble is, if you did that, the first ones to pop would be burned. Kernels pop by virtue of their moisture content, their size, and the thickness of their shells. So if you could find a bag in which all the kernels were exactly the same in those ways, all of your popcorn would pop at once.

Advice of the Day

To clean aluminum, rub it with lemon and salt, then rinse.

Home Hint of the Day

Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part II: 12-tpi (tooth per inch) hand crosscut saw for fine work, 1/2-inch wood chisel, 1-inch wood chisel, smooth plane, combination sharpening stone, and 18-inch spirit level.

Word of the Day

Spring Tide
A tide of increased range that occurs at times of syzygy each month. Named not for the season of spring but from the German springen (β€œto leap up”), a spring tide also brings a lower low water.

Puzzle of the Day

Complete, I am an ill-placed zephyr; behead me, and I am floating logs; behead me again, and I am part of a ship.(What word fits the first clue? Follow the directions to form new words from it.)
Draft - raft - aft

Died

  • Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (physicist) –
  • Maria Callas (opera singer) –
  • Mary Travers (singer of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary) –

Born

  • James C. Penney (department store founder) –
  • Allen Funt (producer) –
  • Ursula Franklin (physicist and educator) –
  • Lauren Bacall (actress) –
  • B.B. King (musician) –
  • Peter Falk (actor) –
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (actor) –
  • Robin Yount (baseball player) –
  • David Copperfield (magician) –
  • Molly Shannon (actress) –
  • Marc Anthony (singer) –
  • Amy Poehler (actress) –
  • Alexis Bledel (actress) –
  • Madeline Zima (actress) –
  • Nick Jonas (singer and actor) –

Events

  • U.S. Great Seal used for first time–
  • James Pierpont’s Jingle Bells” (originally titled β€œOne Horse Open Sleigh”) was copyrighted”–
  • Supreme Court of Saskatchewan established, Regina, Saskatchewan–
  • William Durant incorporated General Motors Corp. in New Jersey–
  • American Legion incorporated–
  • Many people reported seeing lake monster Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia–
  • Edward Elliott caught a 97-pound blue catfish in the Missouri River near Vermillion, South Dakota–
  • The New Metropolitan Opera House opened in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. (On October 22, 1883, the Old Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets.)–
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police began training women troopers–
  • Montreal Protocol (about ozone) signed by 24 countries–
  • Sam Ackerman (age 101) married Eva Powers (age 95), New Rochelle, New York–

Weather

  • Iowa had its earliest recorded snowfall; between 4 to 6 inches falling in Stuart–
  • The San Felipe Hurricane struck Palm Beach, Florida, dumping 18 inches of rain there.–

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