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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Question of the Day

What was the first network to broadcast color television programming?
It was CBS, on June 25, 1951. The show, called Premiere, starred Ed Sullivan.

Advice of the Day

A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.

Home Hint of the Day

Stains in a bathtub can be removed with household (5 percent) bleach. Lay several paper towels on top of the stain and soak them with bleach, leaving the towels in place for 45 minutes. Remove them and rinse. Repeat if necessary.

Word of the Day

Bollix
Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.

Puzzle of the Day

What is that which is full of holes and yet holds water?
A sponge

Born

  • Franklin Pierce (14th U.S. president)
  • Jose Clemente Orozco (painter)
  • Boris Karloff (actor)
  • Harpo Marx (comedian & actor)
  • Bruce Hornsby (musician)
  • Dominique Dunne (actress)
  • Robin Roberts (broadcast journalist)
  • Jonathan Papelbon (baseball player)
  • Miley Cyrus (actress & singer)
  • Jordan Fry (actor)

Died

  • Walter Reed (American pathologist)
  • Roald Dahl (author)
  • Roy Acuff (country music singer)
  • Larry Hagman (actor)

Events

  • Horseshoe manufacturing machine patented
  • The water level in Lake Merced in California dropped 30 feet
  • The Intercollegiate Football Association formed
  • The first jukebox was installed in the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco
  • The first issue of LIFE debuted
  • U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARs) authorized
  • Food rationing ended
  • Newsman Dan Rather announced he would step down in March as the anchor of the CBS Evening News after nearly a quarter-century in the job

Weather

  • Berlin, New Hampshire, received 55 inches of snow
  • -38 degrees Fahrenheit, Chinook, Montana
  • Yarmouth, Massachusetts, received 14 inches of snow
  • Strasburg, Connecticut, received 6.5 inches of snow

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