Daily Calendar for Thursday, October 12, 2023
Question of the Day
Is the soil under oak and pine trees always extremely acid?
Not necessarily. It’s quite likely to be acid, but it should be checked, because acid levels can vary greatly depending on what type of rock is in the soil. Fall is a good time of year to test your soil. If it is acid, it will need lime.
Advice of the Day
He that would have good luck in horses must kiss the parson’s wife.
Home Hint of the Day
Did you run out of glass cleaner? Substitute ammonia, vinegar, or alcohol.
Word of the Day
Moon on equator
The Moon is on the celestial equator.
Puzzle of the Day
What did the beach say when the tide came in?
Long time no sea.
- King Edward VI of England –
- Elmer Sperry (inventor) –
- Eugenio Montale (poet) –
- Doris Miller (Navy Cross recipient) –
- Luciano Pavarotti (opera singer) –
- Chris Wallace (broadcast journalist) –
- Hugh Jackman (actor) –
- Martie Maguire (musician, member of Dixie Chicks) –
- Kirk Cameron (actor) –
- Marion Jones (athlete) –
- Robert E. Lee (American Confederate general) –
- John Denver (musician) –
- Wilt Chamberlain (basketball player) –
- Ray Conniff (bandleader) –
- Bill Shoemaker (jockey) –
- Christopher Columbus first saw New World–
- Bavarian Crown Price Ludwig married Princess Therese of Hildburghausen in Munich. Their wedding celebration lasted for days, and became a yearly tradition known today as “Oktoberfest.”–
- An iron lung respirator used for the first time in Boston, MA–
- The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show made its television debut. Burns and Allen had been on the radio since 1935–
- Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson won Nobel Peace Prize–
- U.S.S.R.’s Voskhod 1 launched–
- The U.S. Navy concluded its Sealab II program, in which teams of aquanauts lived and worked in a capsule submerged off the California coast–
- 19th Summer Olympic games began, Mexico City, Mexico–
- Jesus Christ Superstar, the Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, premieres in New York–
- Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize–
- The Columbus Day “Big Blow” in Oregon and Washington brought 100 mph winds, damaging trees and killing 48 people–