Daily Calendar for Friday, February 3, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, February 3, 2023

Question of the Day

What is toilet water? I heard it was used in the old days as perfume. How could I make it?
We have a book called The Toilet of Flowers, first published in 1779 in London. In the chapter titled β€œWaters,” we found this recipe for toilet water: β€œTake Honey-water, an ounce; Eau sans Pareille, two ounces; Jasmine-water, not quite five drachms; Clove-water, and Violet-water, of each an ounce; Cyprus-water, sweet Calamus-water, and Lavender-water, of each two drachms; Spirit of Neroli or Oranges, ten drops; mix all these Waters together, and keep the mixture in a vial close-corked. This water has a delightful scent; but its use is only for the toilet.”

Advice of the Day

Married in February’s sleety weather, Life you’ll tread in tune together.

Home Hint of the Day

A cat will usually keep herself clean. Give your pet a bath only if she has grease or grime on her coat that she cannot clean off by herself.

Word of the Day

An instrument to measure the speed of the wind.

Puzzle of the Day

Why was the giant Goliath very much astonished when David hit him with a stone?
Because such a thing had never entered his head before.


  • Felix Mendelssohn (composer) –
  • Horace Greeley (journalist) –
  • Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.) –
  • Sidney Lanier (poet) –
  • Gertrude Stein (author) –
  • Norman Rockwell (artist) –
  • James Michener (novelist) –
  • Joey Bishop (comedian) –
  • Shelley Berman (actor) –
  • Blythe Danner (actress) –
  • Morgan Fairchild (actress) –
  • Nathan Lane (actor) –
  • Maura Tierney (actress) –
  • Warwick Davis (actor) –
  • Isla Fisher (actress) –
  • Ryne Sanborn (actor) –


  • Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. president) –
  • Nancy Kulp (actress) –
  • Audrey Meadows (actress) –
  • James Blackwood (member of the giant gospel group, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet) –
  • Al Lewis (actor, most well-known as Grandpa Munster on The Munsters) –
  • Frances Reid (actress) –


  • U.S. copyright law began protecting music–
  • Calcutta Railway opened–
  • Teddy Roosevelt visited his sweetheart, Alice Lee, Chestnut Hill, MA–
  • Fire destroyed Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario–
  • The Four Chaplains, having given their life jackets to others, drowned when the torpedoed SS Dorchester sank during WWII–
  • XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan–
  • President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam–
  • Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman in the United States to pilot a space shuttle (Discovery)–
  • The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI–
  • A healthy Laysan albatross chick hatched at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean. Its mother was a 62-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom—the oldest known living wild bird at the time.–
  • Sumatran tiger triplets born at the London Zoo. Melati was the proud 5-year-old tiger mom.–


  • A storm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brought 20 inches of snow–
  • North America’s coldest temperature was recorded in Snag, Yukon Territory. The temperature dropped to -81.4Β°F. –
  • A rare February EF1 tornado hit Gray, Roberts, and Hemphill counties in Texas–

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