Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Question of the Day
Where did the phrase “pipe down” originate?
At sea. It’s the boatswain’s call for all hands to turn in, and it became a colloquialism for “stop talking!” or “shut up!”
Advice of the Day
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Home Hint of the Day
In colonial times, wallpaper was hung with tacks; pasting came later. Borders made of separate pieces of paper have long been popular because they cover up ragged edges.
Word of the Day
The full Moon enters the shadow of Earth, which cuts off all or part of the Moon’s light. Total: The Moon passes completely through the umbra (central dark part) of Earth’s shadow. Partial: Only part of the Moon passes through the umbra. Penumbral: The Moon passes through only the penumbra (area of partial darkness surrounding the umbra).
Puzzle of the Day
When is 2 and 2 not equal to 4?
When it is 22.
- Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (German astronomer) –
- James A. Bailey (circus showman) –
- Luther Burbank (horticulturist) –
- Erskine Caldwell (author) –
- June Pointer (youngest of the singing group The Pointer Sisters) –
- Kurt Vonnegut (author) –
- Roscoe Lee Browne (actor) –
- Jonathan Winters (actor) –
- Oleg Cassini (fashion designer who created the Jackie look, the signature wardrobe created for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the early 1960s) –
- Bill Irwin (actor) –
- Jason Varitek (baseball player) –
- Jennifer Esposito (actress) –
- Trot Nixon (baseball player) –
- Joss Stone (singer) –
- President Lincoln made his last public speech. He gave the speech at the White House and spoke of the reconstruction of the south, in particular Louisiana–
- U.S. Navy bought its first commissioned submarine, USS Holland–
- Geneva, Switzerland, was chosen as the headquarters of the League of Nations–
- Jackie Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player–
- President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968–
- Apollo 13 was launched, manned by astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise–
- Rattlesnake bit a shopper in tree section of home improvement store–
- New Jersey received two feet of snow–
- Forty-eight tornadoes hit the midwest–
- Thundersnow occurred in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin –