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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Question of the Day

We’ve just moved into a new home, and the yard is overrun with bamboo. Is there anything we can do (besides just yanking the plants out) to get rid of it?
If you have a patch of bamboo that you want to get rid of, cut the stalks about a foot above the ground and clear away the cuttings. Fill a plastic pail roughly one-quarter full of rock salt. Fill the rest of the pail with boiling water and stir well. Pour the hot mixture into the hollow stalks. Wait a week, then dig out the bamboo stalks and roots. You may need to repeat the process. It’s tough to dig out a complete bamboo root, but this way you know you’ve killed the plant.

Advice of the Day

Use clean, empty milk jugs to store sand or commercial ice-melting products.

Home Hint of the Day

Keep a bucket of sand or kitty litter outside the door (and another in the trunk of the car) to spread for traction.

Word of the Day

Brontophobia
Fear of lightning/thunder

Puzzle of the Day

Why is a star like an old barn?
Because there are r-a-t-s in both.

Born

  • Johannes Kepler (astronomer)
  • Sir George Cayley (Father of Aviation)
  • Louis Pasteur (chemist)
  • Louis Bromfield (writer)
  • Charles Olson (poet)
  • Cokie Roberts (journalist)
  • Tovah Feldshuh (actress)
  • Heather O'Rourke (actress)
  • Carson Palmer (football player)
  • Emilie de Ravin (actress)

Died

  • Gustave Eiffel (architect)
  • Lester Pearson (Canadian prime minister)
  • Hoagy Carmichael (composer)
  • George Roy Hill (director)
  • Sir Alan Bates (actor)
  • Norman Schwarzkopf (Army general)
  • Carrie Fisher (actress)

Events

  • An ill youth in Rochester, New York, wrote in his diary: I don’t see no need of being sick now that school is out. Darn it!
  • Prohibitionist Carry Nation carried out her first public smashing of a bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas
  • J. M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan premiered in London
  • Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City
  • Rubber rationing began in the U.S. with restrictions placed on rubber tires
  • The first episode of The Howdy Doody Show aired
  • ALH 84001 Mars meteorite found in Antarctica
  • Steve Largent’s 752nd career catch set NFL record

Weather

  • Parts of Tennessee had the heaviest snowfall seen in that state in 25 years
  • 12.5 inches of snow fell in Dumas, Texas

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