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Daily Calendar for Sunday, September 25, 2022

Rosh Hashanah  begins at sundown on this day. Literally “Head of the Year” in Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah is the beginning (first two days) of the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or “Days of Awe,” ending 10 days later with Yom Kippur. This two-day festival marks the anniversary of human’s creation—and the special relationship between humans and God, the creator.

Question of the Day

How are marshmallows made, and where did they come from?
Marshmallows apparently came from France, where cooks made a confection called pate de Guimauve from the juice of a plant called the marshmallow. The sticky juice of the plant was mixed with eggs and sugar, then beaten to a foam. The marshmallows we buy today no longer make use of the marshmallow plant. Instead, they are made of beaten egg whites, gelatin, and sugar syrup.

Advice of the Day

It is bad luck to sweep trash out the door at night.

Home Hint of the Day

Tapered brushes in small sizes are best for painting a window sash. The exact size is a matter of personal preference, but a 1-1/2-inch or 2-inch brush is comfortable for most people.

Word of the Day

Cornscateous Air
First used by the old almanac makers, this term signifies warm, damp air. Though it signals ideal climatic conditions for growing corn, it also poses a danger to those affected by asthma, pneumonia, and other respiratory problems.

Puzzle of the Day

A somber color I am found, And as to dirt I little show it; But if you fairly turn me round, Behold I am a poet.(What word fits the first clue, but when read backwards, fits the second?)
Drab - Bard

Born

  • Francesco Borromini (architect)
  • Ole Roemer (astronomer)
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan (geneticist)
  • William Faulkner (author)
  • Robert Brackman (artist)
  • Marl Rothko (artist)
  • Shel Silverstein (author, humorist)
  • Barbara Walters (newscaster)
  • Juliet Prowse (actress)
  • Michael Douglas (actor)
  • Cheryl Tiegs (model)
  • Mark Hamill (actor)
  • Christopher Reeve (actor)
  • Heather Locklear (actress)
  • Will Smith (actor)
  • Catherine Zeta Jones (actress)
  • Matthew Hasselbeck (football player)

Died

  • Felix-Gabriel Marchand (Quebec premier)
  • Mary Astor (actress)
  • George Plimpton (writer)
  • Don Adams (actor)
  • Andy Williams (singer)

Events

  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa crossed Isthmus of Panama and sighted the Pacific Ocean
  • Publick Occurrences became the first newspaper in the United States”“
  • Zachary Taylor’s troops captured the Mexican city of Monterrey
  • Congress established Yosemite National Park in California
  • TAT-1 first transatlantic telephone cable to link North America and U.K.
  • Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office
  • An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit northern Peru
  • A 20-foot wide, 3,699-pound pumpkin pie was baked and presented at the New Bremen, Ohio, annual Pumpkinfest. It was certified as the world’s largest pumpkin pie.
  • A 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook New Hampshire about 10 miles north of the capital city of Concord

Weather

  • Cut Bank, Montana, recorded 4 degrees below zero F.
  • Early snow flurries, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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