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Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 3, 2024

Question of the Day

What is toilet water? I heard it was used in the old days as perfume. How could I make it?
We have a book called The Toilet of Flowers, first published in 1779 in London. In the chapter titled β€œWaters,” we found this recipe for toilet water: β€œTake Honey-water, an ounce; Eau sans Pareille, two ounces; Jasmine-water, not quite five drachms; Clove-water, and Violet-water, of each an ounce; Cyprus-water, sweet Calamus-water, and Lavender-water, of each two drachms; Spirit of Neroli or Oranges, ten drops; mix all these Waters together, and keep the mixture in a vial close-corked. This water has a delightful scent; but its use is only for the toilet.”

Advice of the Day

Married in February’s sleety weather, Life you’ll tread in tune together.

Home Hint of the Day

A cat will usually keep herself clean. Give your pet a bath only if she has grease or grime on her coat that she cannot clean off by herself.

Word of the Day

An instrument used to measure air pressure; there are two basic types, aneroid and mercury.

Puzzle of the Day

Who was the strongest man mentioned in the Bible?
Jonah, because the whale could not keep him down.


  • Felix Mendelssohn (composer) –
  • Horace Greeley (journalist) –
  • Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.) –
  • Sidney Lanier (poet) –
  • Gertrude Stein (author) –
  • Norman Rockwell (artist) –
  • James Michener (novelist) –
  • Joey Bishop (comedian) –
  • Shelley Berman (actor) –
  • Blythe Danner (actress) –
  • Morgan Fairchild (actress) –
  • Nathan Lane (actor) –
  • Maura Tierney (actress) –
  • Warwick Davis (actor) –
  • Isla Fisher (actress) –
  • Ryne Sanborn (actor) –


  • Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. president) –
  • Nancy Kulp (actress) –
  • Audrey Meadows (actress) –
  • James Blackwood (member of the giant gospel group, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet) –
  • Al Lewis (actor, most well-known as Grandpa Munster on The Munsters) –
  • Frances Reid (actress) –


  • U.S. copyright law began protecting music–
  • Calcutta Railway opened–
  • Teddy Roosevelt visited his sweetheart, Alice Lee, Chestnut Hill, MA–
  • Fire destroyed Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario–
  • The Four Chaplains, having given their life jackets to others, drowned when the torpedoed SS Dorchester sank during WWII–
  • XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan–
  • President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam–
  • Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman in the United States to pilot a space shuttle (Discovery)–
  • The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI–
  • A healthy Laysan albatross chick hatched at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean. Its mother was a 62-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom—the oldest known living wild bird at the time.–
  • Sumatran tiger triplets born at the London Zoo. Melati was the proud 5-year-old tiger mom.–


  • A storm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brought 20 inches of snow–
  • North America’s coldest temperature was recorded in Snag, Yukon Territory. The temperature dropped to -81.4Β°F. –
  • A rare February EF1 tornado hit Gray, Roberts, and Hemphill counties in Texas–

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