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Daily Calendar for Friday, October 21, 2022

Question of the Day

What was the biggest volcanic eruption in the United States?
The most recent notable volcanic eruption in the United States was the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, in the state of Washington, in which more than 50 people were killed. Most other volcanoes in the United States are not active and have not been for many years.

Advice of the Day

Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice in your jack-o’-lantern to give it a pleasant, seasonal scent.

Home Hint of the Day

To prevent erosion, a driveway generally needs a ditch along the uphill side to keep water from collecting in the driveway. If there’s no easy way to run water away from your driveway, consider having one or more culverts installed.

Word of the Day

Ecliptic
The apparent annual path of the Sun around the celestial sphere. The plane of the ecliptic is tipped 231⁄2° from the celestial equator.

Puzzle of the Day

I am a caller at every home where you may meet, For daily I perambulate along each street. Take one letter from me and still you will see. I’m the same as before, as I’ll always be, Take two letters from me, or three or four. I’ll still be the same as I was before. In fact, I can tell you that all my letters you may take, Yet of me nothing else can you make.

Answer: Postman

Born

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet)
  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel (inventor)
  • Dizzy Gillespie (musician)
  • Edward Whitey" Ford" (baseball player)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin (author)
  • Manfred Mann (musician)
  • Dr. Ronald McNair (astronaut)
  • Carrie Fisher (actress)
  • Douglas G. Hurley (astronaut)

Died

  • Lord Nelson (British admiral)
  • Jack Kerouac (poet)
  • Fred Berry (actor)

Events

  • U.S.S. Constitution launched, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lord Horatio Nelson of Great Britain and his men destroyed a combined French and Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar
  • Thomas Edison successfully tested for the first time a carbon-filament incandescent light bulb
  • Columbia ran an advertisement in The Saturday Evening Post for the first two-sided record
  • Margaret Owen set a typing speed record on a manual typewriter of 170 words per minute
  • The Guggenheim Museum of Art, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in New York City
  • Trimline phone was first placed in service, in Michigan
  • Movie My Fair Lady premiered
  • Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha canonized

Weather

  • The temperature in Boston, Massachusetts, was 80 degrees F

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