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Daily Calendar for Monday, June 12, 2023

Hawaii is the only American state that was once a kingdom with its own monarchy. One of the greatest kings was King Kamehameha I, also called, appropriately, Kamehameha the Great. His name means β€œthe very lonely one” or β€œthe one set apart.” A statue of him can be found in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

King Kamehameha I probably was born some time around 1758, the year when Halley’s comet became visible over Hawaii. A courageous warrior, the king conquered and united the entire Hawaiian islands into one kingdom. During his reign, which lasted from 1782 to 1819, Hawaii became an important center in the fur and sandalwood trades.

The last king in the Kamehameha dynasty was King Kamehameha V, who ruled from 1863 to 1872. During this time, the king proclaimed June 11 as a day to honor his grandfather, King Kamehameha I. Nowadays, King Kamehameha I Day is celebrated with parades, singing, and feasts.

King Kamehameha V was succeeded by King Lunalilo, King Kalakaua, and finally, the much beloved Queen Lili’uokalani. It was she who wrote the famous song, β€œAloha Oe.β€β€œ

Question of the Day

How much should I be watering my strawberries?
Strawberries desire a lot of moisture. Depending on recent rainfalls, make sure they receive at least an inch of water per week, more if it’s exceptionally dry or warm. They need a lot of water when the runners and flowers are developing and again in the fall when the plants are mature.

Advice of the Day

Chrysanthemum tops may be pinched off to increase overall bloom.

Home Hint of the Day

When painting on a hot day, stay in the shade as much as possible. It’s better for your paint job and easier on you.

Word of the Day

Heliophobia
Fear of sun/sunshine

Puzzle of the Day

The state for the untidy. (Abbreviation of a U.S. state)
Wash

Born

  • Archie Bleyer (bandleader) –
  • Irwin Allen (director) –
  • George H. W. Bush (41st U.S. president) –
  • Anne Frank (author) –
  • Jim Nabors (actor and singer) –
  • Paula Marshall (actress) –

Died

  • Leo Buscaglia (self-help guru Dr. Hugβ€β€œ) –
  • Theresa Merritt (actress) –
  • Bill Blass (fashion designer) –
  • Gregory Peck (actor) –
  • Makobo Modjadji VI (the rain queen” of South Africa’s Lobedu tribe. She was the sixth and youngest queen”) –
  • Scott Young (journalist) –
  • Don Herbert (television’s science teacher Mr. Wizardβ€β€œ) –
  • Jiroemon Kimura (world’s oldest man known, as of June 2013; died at age 116) –

Events

  • England created a municipal government in New York–
  • Society of Unitarian Christians organized–
  • Portsmouth Navy Yard (NH) was established, and later its name was changed to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard–
  • Magician Harry Houdini thrilled a large audience by struggling free from a straightjacket, head downward, 40 feet above the ground–
  • First man-powered flight across the English Channel was made by Bryan Allen in the Gossamer Albatross–
  • President Reagan gave the famous β€œTear Down This Wall” speech, Berlin–
  • The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship title–
  • A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck most of Southern California–
  • Amy Singley and Steven Smith wed in Pennsylvania. The pair were born on the same day in the same hospital.–
  • The Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat to win the NBA championship series for the first time in the franchise’s 31-year history–

Weather

  • Lander, Wyoming, had 18.4 inches of heavy, wet snow, a record for this date–
  • Floods and mudslides at Salt Lake City, Utah–
  • The Cedar River flooded its banks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 homes, collapsing a railroad bridge, and submerging cars downtown. An estimated 100 blocks were under water.–
  • 113 degrees F in Tribune, Kansas–

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