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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Question of the Day

When making meringue pie, should refrigerated eggs or room temperature eggs be used?
Use eggs at room temperature next time you make a meringue pie. Cold eggs cause problems in foam and sponge recipes because, when beaten, they do not increase in volume as much as warm eggs do. In general, all ingredients should be brought to room temperature (between 65 and 70°F) before baking.

Advice of the Day

To prevent seasickness, carry a pouch of roasted salt in your pocket.

Home Hint of the Day

To get any part of your project perfectly vertical, hang a plumb line. A plumb line is a heavy object on a string. When the object is at rest, the string is perfectly vertical. For the most accurate readings, use a tool called a plumb bob.

Word of the Day

Alaska
Alaska’s name comes from an Aleut word meaning β€œgreat land.”

Puzzle of the Day

What flowers can be found between the nose and chin?
Tulips (two lips)

Born

  • Harvey Samuel Firestone (tire manufacturer) –
  • Irene Dunne (actress) –
  • George Roy Hill (director of film) –
  • Nicole DeBoer (actress) –
  • Jonah Hill (actor) –
  • JoJo (singer) –

Died

  • Bobby Darin (singer) –
  • Arthur Rubenstein (pianist) –
  • Carl Sagan (astronomer) –
  • J. Russell Coffey (oldest known U.S. veteran of World War I) –
  • Robert Mulligan (director) –
  • Brittany Murphy (actress) –
  • Steve Landesberg (actor) –

Events

  • Operation of first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill in U.S. began, Pawtucket, Rhode Island–
  • Louisiana Purchase finalized–
  • Missouri imposed a $1 tax on bachelors–
  • South Carolina seceded from the Union–
  • Name Canadian National Railways” was authorized”–
  • 24-lb. 8-oz. horse-eye jack caught, Miami, Florida–
  • California angler caught 230-pound Nile perch in Lake Nasser, Egypt–

Weather

  • Temperatures in central Illinois dropped from 40 to 0 degrees F in a sudden cold snap that was said to freeze chickens in their tracks–
  • Snowstorm began in Denver, Colorado, that delivered up to 30 inches of snow–

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