Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Question of the Day

What is a sous-chef? I hear the term regularly on cooking shows.
Sous is the French word for under, beneath, below. β€œChef” is also French, meaning chief, head, commander; the term is defined in the United States as β€œhead cook.” Sous-chef means deputy head or deputy commander, but we use it exclusively as the title given an assistant to a restaurant or hotel chef.

Advice of the Day

It is bad luck to step in a cloud reflected in a puddle.

Home Hint of the Day

Avoid adding plywood or pressure-treated wood to your burn pile. The fumes from these materials can be toxic.

Word of the Day

When the Sun crosses the celestial equator. This occurs two times each year: Vernal around March 21 and Autumnal around September 23.

Puzzle of the Day

Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.


  • Hans Christian Andersen (author) –
  • Erastus Brigham Bigelow (industrialist, inventor, a founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology) –
  • Buddy Ebsen (actor) –
  • Charles "Honi" Coles (tap dancer) –
  • Sir Alec Guinness (actor) –
  • Emmylou Harris (country music singer) –
  • Christopher Meloni (actor) –
  • Clark Gregg (actor) –


  • Samuel Morse (inventor) –
  • C. S. Forester (author) –
  • Pope John Paul II –
  • Jane Henson (co-creator of The Muppets) –


  • Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida and claimed it for the King of Spain–
  • U.S. Mint established–
  • American Farmer journal founded–
  • Bread riot occurred in Richmond, Virginia–
  • 7.9 earthquake triggered tsunami, Hawaii–
  • Charles Martin Hall patented an inexpensive way to make aluminum–
  • As the World Turns debuted on television–
  • 199.5+ mph wind gust recorded at Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire –
  • Dallas made its television debut–


  • Wind gusted to at least 199.5 miles per hour at Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire–
  • A severe storm blasted the northeastern United States for three days. Winds reached 140 miles per hour on top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, and Maine received two to three feet of snow–
  • 9.4 inches of snow closed Chicago’s O’Hare airport–
  • Twisters tore through the Midwest and South, killing 18 people–
  • A rare 0.1” snowfall occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina–

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