Daily Calendar for Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Question of the Day
Can I use pine needles as a plant cover in my garden throughout the winter?
Pine needles are great for insulation. They make a wonderful mulch for perennials, strawberries, and any shrubs and trees that like acid conditions. They also can prevent problems with shallow-rooted plants caused by freezing and thawing.
Advice of the Day
Spare well and have well.
Home Hint of the Day
Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part IV: 2-foot framing square, adjustable wrench (about 10 inches long), fine (1/16 inch) nail set, hacksaw with coarse and fine blades, coping saw and blades, and bevel square.
Word of the Day
A letter from A to G, denoting Sundays in the ecclesiastical calendar for a given year, determined by the date on which the first Sunday falls. If it falls on January 1, the letter (for the year) is A; if it falls on January 2, the letter is B; and so on.
Puzzle of the Day
What key is the hardest to turn?
- Frederic Chopin (composer) –
- Laura Secord (Canadian heroine) –
- Julia Ward Howe (author) –
- S. J. Perelman (writer) –
- Joan Hickson (actress) –
- Betty Hill (the woman known as the first lady of UFOs.” Hill and her late husband had the first publicized and best-documented UFO experience”) –
- Ray Boone (baseball player) –
- Joey Bishop (comedian) –
- Levi Stubbs (lead singer of The Four Tops) –
- Buck Ewing (first catcher to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame) –
- Arthur Miller (author) –
- Rita Hayworth (actress) –
- Tom Poston (actor) –
- Jimmy Breslin (columnist) –
- Evel Knievel (stunt motorcyclist) –
- Michael McKean (actor) –
- Margot Kidder (actress) –
- George Wendt (actor) –
- Mae Jemison (astronaut, physician, professor) –
- Alan Jackson (country musician) –
- Charles II of England sold Dunkerque to France for 40,000 pounds–
- Sam Patch, the Yankee Leaper, jumped 120 feet from a platform atop Niagara Falls into the river below. He survived.–
- Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion by a federal court in Chicago and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.–
- Physicist Albert Einstein arrived in the U.S. as a refugee from Nazi Germany–
- Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Donald Duck’s nephews) first appeared in a comic strip–
- An earthquake 50 miles out at sea shook eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island–
- Mother Teresa of India was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her work on behalf of the destitute in Calcutta.–
- Frank Giannino completed his run across the United States. It took him 46 days, 8 hours, and 36 minutes.–
- A meteorite chunk struck a house in the San Francisco Bay Area–
- Ashrita Furman balanced 100 ice cream scoops on cone–
- Three inches of snow fell on Huntertown, Indiana–