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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Question of the Day

What is the best way to repair a cigarette-burn hole in a carpet?
The only way is to cut around the hole, leaving no scorched fabric, and fill the hole with a patch of the carpeting, cut to fit.

Advice of the Day

To clean pine pitch from your hands, rub them well with a glob of mayonnaise, then wash.

Home Hint of the Day

The deeper the soil, the deeper the roots will go, allowing plants to take in more water and nutrients on their own. So, when using a tiller or plow, turn over a good 10 to 12 inches of soil.

Word of the Day

Named after the Ute tribe. The word ute means β€œpeople of the mountains.”

Puzzle of the Day

What is the difference between a person starting to cook a meal and a forgotten chicken on a barbecue spit?
One turns on a burner, and the other burns on a turner.


  • Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau (first premier of Quebec after Confederation) –
  • Norman Cota (U.S. brigadier general) –
  • Howard Hawks (director of film) –
  • Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny and other characters) –
  • Benny Goodman (musician & bandleader) –
  • Wynonna Judd (country music singer) –
  • Manny Ramirez (baseball player) –


  • Wilbur Wright (aviator) –
  • Boris Pasternak (writer) –
  • Marcel DuprΓ© (composer) –
  • Perry Ellis (fashion designer) –
  • Gus Wickstrom (retired farmer who used pig spleens to forecast the weather [claimed 90% accuracy]) –


  • U.S. and Mexico ratifications of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo exchanged at Queretaro. (Treaty was originally signed on Feb. 2, 1848.)–
  • First U.S. national celebration of Memorial (Decoration) Day took place in the Arlington National Cemetery of Virginia–
  • First 500 mile automobile race at Indianapolis Speedway was held–
  • Lincoln Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.–
  • From Cape Kennedy, Florida, the U.S. launched Mariner 9, first spacecraft to orbit another planet–
  • Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali, of Bayside Hills, New York, correctly spelled knaidel to become the champion of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland–
  • Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury stole five bases during his team’s 9-2 win against the Philadelphia Phillies. It was a club record.–
  • May 30-31: 8 co-champions were declared for the Scripps Spelling Bee–


  • Massive flooding of Columbia River caused dike break that destroyed Vanport, Oregon–
  • Hanford, Washington, had a temperature of 104 degrees F–
  • Yakima, Washington, hit 102 degrees F–

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