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Daily Calendar for Sunday, May 7, 2023

Question of the Day

I saw an old sign that read “Think Safety First … Philip Morris” and had a picture of a bellboy on it. What do bellboys, cigarettes, and safety have in common?
The cigarette company’s logo — or mascot — was a bellboy. In fact, an actor played the role for years, both in TV and radio commercials (his famous line was “Call for Philip Morris!”) and promotional appearances. We can’t be 100 percent sure, but we think the old signs appeared along roads and highways as public service announcements urging traffic safety.

Advice of the Day

Never spend your money before you have it. —Thomas Jefferson

Home Hint of the Day

Don’t apply any manure or compost that’s not thoroughly decomposed to the early garden. Such treatments can burn seedlings and attract flies that introduce root maggots.

Word of the Day

Bronx cheer
A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt.

Puzzle of the Day

Why was the broom late?
It over swept!


  • Robert Browning (poet)
  • Johannes Brahms (composer)
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)
  • Eva Peron (wife of Argentine President Juan Peron)
  • Darren McGavin (actor)
  • Anne Baxter (actress)
  • Alex Smith (football player)


  • Salmon P. Chase (Chief Justice of the United States)
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (actor)


  • First inaugural ball in U.S.
  • Haworth Parsonage was the recipient of the first copies of the Brontë sisters’ Poems
  • American Medical Association founded
  • The first Naval Academy Band arrived at the United States Naval Academy
  • Wagon-mounted fire escape ladder patented
  • The R.M.S. Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland and sank with a loss of 1,198 lives, including 139 Americans, bringing the U.S. and Germany to the brink of war (WW I)
  • First exhibit by “Group of Seven” artists
  • The world’s first projection planetarium installed, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
  • 9.4-inch-long, 14-pound pearl reportedly collected on this day from giant clam at Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Glenn Miller recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo”
  • President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War
  • Bigfoot reported seen in Hollis, NH
  • Canadian-bred Sunny’s Halo won the Kentucky Derby
  • 27th U.S. Amendment ratified
  • Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns was named MVP for the 2005-06 basketball season. He became the 9th player in NBA history to receive the honor in back-to-back seasons
  • 282 people carried water jugs on their heads (in Toronto), setting a world record


  • A tornado in Natchez, Mississippi, was the most deadly and destructive in early U.S. history, killing 317 people.
  • 54 degrees F, Sacramento, California
  • Sacramento, California, had a temperature of 105 degrees F
  • Rochester, New York, received ten inches of snow

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