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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Question of the Day

Where does dust come from and what is it?
Dust is particles of less than one millimeter in diameter, regardless of its content. A significant portion of dust is dead skin fragments from human bodies, tobacco smoke, airborne particles of pollen and plants, industrial smoke, clay, and other mineral (soil) matter. Major volcanic eruptions also produce thousands of tons of dust, and dust from outer space can be yet another source.

Advice of the Day

Sniff lavender oil to reduce anxiety.

Home Hint of the Day

When stacking brush for burning, arrange it compactly and all in the same direction. This will make the fuel dense enough to create a better fire.

Word of the Day

Dominical letter
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

How much is a skunk worth?
One scent.


  • Washington Irving (author) –
  • John Burroughs (naturalist) –
  • Leslie Howard (actor) –
  • Doris Day (actress & singer) –
  • Marlon Brando (actor) –
  • Wayne Newton (singer) –
  • Alec Baldwin (actor) –
  • David Hyde Pierce (actor) –
  • Eddie Murphy (actor) –
  • Amanda Bynes (actress) –


  • Jesse James (outlaw) –
  • Johannes Brahms (composer) –
  • Sarah Vaughn (jazz singer) –
  • Graham Greene (writer) –


  • James Carrington patented a coffee mill–
  • The Pony Express began postal service–
  • The outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed by Robert Ford, a member of James’ gang–
  • During the gold rush, a deadly avalanche occurred along Chilkoot Pass in Alaska–
  • Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre were married–
  • Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby–
  • The first national issue of TV Guide was published–
  • First mobile phone call made–
  • Woody Allen’s film Annie Hall won four Academy Awards, including that for Best Picture–
  • A French train broke the world speed record for conventional rail trains, reaching 357.2 mph–
  • The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement with Canada and British Columbia went into effect–


  • A little more than 10 inches of snow fell in New York City–
  • On this day and into April 4, 148 tornadoes touched down in a total of 13 U.S. states.–
  • Boston, Massachusetts, was soaked with 2.91 inches of rain. Steuben County in New York State got half a foot of snow.–

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