Daily Calendar for Thursday, May 4, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Thursday, May 4, 2023

Question of the Day

How do you keep casement windows from sticking after you paint them?
Rub them with a bar of soap or a candle stub. Or spray them with a lubricant such as WD-40.

Advice of the Day

If you stub your toe, kiss your thumb and you’ll see your beau.

Home Hint of the Day

When building a walk or patio from bricks, use weatherproof bricks. These bricks have been baked longer and have a hard surface that repels water. Soft bricks will absorb water over time and freeze and crack in the winter.

Word of the Day

East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil.

Puzzle of the Day

What do you call a fly without wings?
A walk!


  • Horace Mann (American educator)
  • Audrey Hepburn (actress)
  • Randy Travis (country music singer)
  • Ana Gasteyer (actress)
  • Lance Bass (singer)
  • Alexander Gould (actor, voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo)


  • Moe Howard (actor)
  • Fredric Baur (credited with creating Pringles and its can. Part of Mr. Baur’s cremated remains were buried in a Pringles can.)
  • Dom DeLuise (actor)
  • Ellen Albertini Dow (actress)


  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences incorporated, in Boston, Massachusetts
  • First general meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati, in Philadelphia
  • Haymarket Affair, Chicago, Illinois
  • First Freedom Ride began
  • First on-the-road Spacemobile lecture
  • National Guardsmen killed 4 antiwar demonstrators at Kent State University
  • Rain caused deadly sinkhole and landslide in St.-Jean-Vianney, Quebec
  • Margaret Thatcher became the United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister
  • Magellan spacecraft launched from Space Shuttle Atlantis
  • Love Bug computer virus caused billions of dollars in damages
  • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. However, her name was misspelled.
  • Royal Canadian Mint produced its last penny


  • Nine inches of snow fell at Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Twelve inches of snow fell near Keene, New Hampshire
  • Two tornadoes struck Austin, Texas
  • Missoula, Montana, had 6.5 inches of snow
  • Damaging windstorm in southern Ontario produced 78-mph wind gusts in Hamilton

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