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Daily Calendar for Friday, September 23, 2022

Question of the Day

How can I get tree sap off my car?
Soak a rag in boiled linseed oil and leave it on the spot for several minutes. Then wash your car as usual.

Advice of the Day

Libras tend to be diplomatic, charming, easygoing, and sociable.

Home Hint of the Day

A musty suitcase can be refreshed by placing containers of cat litter inside and closing the suitcase for a few days. Repeat with fresh litter if necessary.

Word of the Day

Cat Nights
This term harks back to the days when people believed in witches. An old Irish legend says that a witch could turn into a cat and regain herself eight times, but on the ninth time, August 17, she couldn’t change back, hence the saying: β€œA cat has nine lives.” Because August is a β€œyowly” time for cats, this may have prompted the speculation about witches on the prowl in the first place.

Puzzle of the Day

I move incessant to and fro,Obedient to Moon and Sun,But though I serve both high and low,All wait on me, I wait on none.(What am I?)
The tide

Died

  • Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Urbain Le Verrier (astronomer) –
  • William Marsh Rice (merchant) –
  • Sigmund Freud (psychologist) –
  • Chief Dan George (chief, actor) –
  • Bob Fosse (director, choreographer) –
  • Mary Frann (actress) –
  • Robert Wells (songwriter, co-wrote The Christmas Song) –

Born

  • Victoria Woodhull (social reformer) –
  • William Stewart Halsted (surgeon) –
  • John Avery Lomax (folklorist) –
  • Walter Lippman (journalist) –
  • Elliot Roosevelt (politician) –
  • Mickey Rooney (actor) –
  • John Coltrane (musician) –
  • Ray Charles (musician) –
  • Mary Kay Place (actress) –
  • Bruce Springsteen (musician) –
  • Larry Mize (golf professional) –
  • Jason Alexander (actor) –
  • Chi McBride (actor) –

Events

  • During the American Revolution, Captain John Paul Jones commanded a small squadron including the flagship USS Bonhomme Richard. On this date, in the evening, his squadron attacked the British frigate HMS Serapis and royal sloop Countess of Scarborough, which were guarding a convoy of merchant ships off the coast of England. The Bonhomme Richard engaged with the Serapis, commanded by Captain Richard Pearson, whereupon a 3.5-hour battle ensued. At one point, when asked to surrender, Jones is credited as saying: I have not yet begun to fight! Jones eventually achieved Pearson’s surrender and captured the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough. Both sides suffered heavy losses and the damaged Bonhomme Richard sank shortly after.–
  • N.Y. Knickerbocker Base Ball Club organized–
  • Planet Neptune was discovered–
  • Bryn Mawr College, the first U.S. graduate school for women, opened in Pennsylvania–
  • A time capsule was buried on the site of the NY World’s Fair, to be opened in the year 6939 to reveal such artifacts as a bible, mail order catalog, film of FDR, and college football game–
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida–
  • Manon RhΓ©aume first woman player in an NHL game–
  • Cabot Creamery and Chef John Folse created the world’s largest macaroni and cheese. The previous record of 440 pounds was blown away by the team’s 2,469 pound macaroni and cheese.–

Weather

  • The remains of Hurricane Eloise merged with a stationary front over New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to produce major flooding–
  • Snow and sleet fell in Binghamton, New York–
  • The temperature in Richmond, Virginia, fell from 84 degrees F to 54 degrees F in 2 hours–

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