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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Question of the Day

How far above sea level is Edmonton, Alberta, Canada?
It is 2,200 feet above sea level.

Advice of the Day

Make sure your perennials and shrubs are mulched now.

Home Hint of the Day

To remove old wallpaper (nonvinyl), mix equal parts of warm water and white vinegar. Sponge a section of wall with the solution until the wallpaper is saturated. Let sit for 20 minutes, sop the wallpaper again, then peel it off with a broad-bladed putty knife.

Word of the Day

Tattoo
Of Polynesian origin. To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out.

Puzzle of the Day

Why has the shoemaker wonderful powers of endurance?
Because he holds on to the last.

Died

  • AndrΓ© Michaux (botanist) –
  • Louis Riel (Canadian politician) –
  • Clark Gable (actor) –
  • William Holden (actor) –
  • Northern Dancer (racehorse) –

Born

  • Louis-HonorΓ© FrΓ©chette (Canadian poet) –
  • W.C. Handy (composer) –
  • George Kaufman (director of theater) –
  • Paul Hindemith (composer) –
  • Mary Margaret McBride (radio commentator) –
  • Burgess Meredith (actor) –
  • Marg Helgenberger (actress) –
  • Dwight Gooden (baseball player) –
  • Lisa Bonet (actress) –
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (actress) –
  • Kimberly J. Brown (actress) –

Events

  • Napoleon E. Guerin granted patent for cork life preserver–
  • Philadelphia Orchestra played its inaugural concert–
  • Oklahoma admitted to the Union as the 46th state–
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established–
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, The Sound of Music, premiered–
  • Walt Disney announced plans to build Epcot Center–
  • President Nixon signed a bill authorizing construction of a trans-Alaska oil pipeline–
  • Skylab 4 launched from Kennedy Space Center–
  • Mother Teresa received honorary U.S. citizenship–
  • Meteor fireball turned night into day in Finland–

Weather

  • Tucson, Arizona, received 6 inches of snow–
  • Low temperature in Lincoln, Montana, of -53 degrees Fahrenheit–
  • Anchorage, Alaska, reached 45 degrees F and received 8.4 inches of snow–

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