Daily Calendar for Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | Almanac.com

# Daily Calendar for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

### Question of the Day

What is the quickest and easiest method to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit?

These are the easiest formulas that we’re aware of:

If you know the degrees Celsius: degrees F = (degrees C x 1.8) + 32.

If you know the degrees Fahrenheit: degrees C = (degrees F - 32) / 1.8.

Check out our Temperature Conversion page for an automatic conversion calculator and conversion charts.

A February spring is not worth a pin.

### Home Hint of the Day

If you have an infestation of earwigs around firewood, sprinkle borax around the woodpile. Keep borax away from pets and children, however.

### Word of the Day

Cumulus cloud
Fair-weather cloud with flat base and domeshaped top.

### Puzzle of the Day

How would securely hitching a horse affect his speed?
It would make him fast.

### Died

• Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great) β
• John Hay Whitney (multimillionaire) β
• Raymond Scott (composer) β
• William Dillard, Sr. (founder of the retail chain Dillard’s) β
• Joe Edwards (cartoonist) β

### Born

• Henry Walter Bates (naturalist) β
• Jules Verne (writer) β
• King Vidor (director of film) β
• Jack Lemmon (actor) β
• Thelma Chalifoux (politician) β
• James Dean (actor) β
• John Williams (composer) β
• Ted Koppel (newscaster) β
• Mary Steenburgen (actress) β
• John Grisham (author) β
• Seth Green (actor) β
• Jordan Todosey (actress) β

### Events

• French and Indians attacked Schenectady, New Yorkβ
• College of William & Mary chartered.β
• Simon Willard granted patent for the banjo clockβ
• Sandford Fleming proposed Universal Standard Time, Toronto, Ontarioβ
• Boy Scouts of America incorporatedβ
• Stars and Stripes newspaper published for the first timeβ
• President Harding had the first radio installed in the White Houseβ
• Jay Berwanger became the first player to be drafted by the National Football Leagueβ
• JFK administration banned travel of U.S. citizens to Cubaβ
• Last issue of Saturday Evening Post until the magazine’s 1971 re-emergenceβ
• Debi Thomas won Women’s Singles, U.S. National Figure Skating Championshipβ
• Disney’s California Adventure Park openedβ

### Weather

• Great Arctic outbreak in the Southeast. 8 degrees F in Jacksonville, Florida—extensive crop damageβ
• The Lindsay Storm left 20 inches of snow in New York City, where areas went unplowed for more than a weekβ
• The beaches of Malibu were hit by a winter snowstorm, which also created traffic jams in the Los Angeles areaβ
• Snow fell in Los Angeles, Californiaβ