Daily Calendar for Friday, April 5, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, April 5, 2024

Question of the Day

I live in the Midwest and am interested in planting day lilies. What time of year should I plant them?
Spring or summer planting is fine. Plants must be watered deeply and kept well watered for a couple of weeks. Dig the soil deeply, adding well-rotted manure, leafmold, peat moss, or compost.

Advice of the Day

To avoid tears, put onions in the freezer for a few minutes before slicing.

Home Hint of the Day

In some areas, it’s illegal to burn brush. If you’re not going to dispose of brush once it’s cut, leave it where it falls. If you gather it into a pile, it won’t rot as quickly.

Word of the Day

Solar eclipse
Earth enters the shadow of the new Moon, which cuts off all or part of the Sun’s light. Total: Earth passes through the umbra (central dark part) of the Moon’s shadow, resulting in totality for observers within a narrow band on Earth. Annular: The Moon appears silhouetted against the Sun, with a ring of sunlight showing around it. Partial: The Moon blocks only part of the Sun.

Puzzle of the Day

What do you get from a pampered cow?
Spoiled milk.


  • Booker T. Washington (educator & activist) –
  • Washington Atlee Burpee (botanist, seedsman) –
  • Spencer Tracy (actor) –
  • Bette Davis (actress) –
  • Gregory Peck (actor) –
  • Colin Powell (former U.S. Secretary of State) –
  • Agnetha FΓ€ltskog (singer in the Swedish rock group ABBA) –
  • Franklin Chang-Diaz (astronaut) –
  • Krista Allen (actress) –


  • Howard Hughes (industrialist & producer) –
  • Sam Walton (businessman) –
  • Kurt Cobain (musician) –
  • Allen Ginsberg (poet) –
  • Lee Petty (race car driver) –
  • Saul Bellow (author of Humboldt’s Gift and other novels, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature) –
  • Charlton Heston (actor) –


  • Pocahontas married Englishman John Rolfe–
  • New York Chamber of Commerce formed–
  • Anne Sullivan made a breakthrough with blind/deaf student Helen Keller, by conveying the meaning of the word water–
  • Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson to win world heavyweight boxing title–
  • Women granted the right to vote in British Columbia–
  • Richard J. Daley elected to his first term as Chicago’s 39th mayor–
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer, US physicist, declared a security risk in 1954, is named winner of the Atomic Energy Commission’s Enrico Ferni award–
  • My Fair Lady won an Academy Award for Best Picture–
  • Bobby Orr first NHL defenseman to win scoring title–
  • Basketball star Kareem Abdul- Jabbar of the L.A. Lakers became the highest scoring player in NBA history. He reached 31,420 points, beating Wilt Chamberlain’s record–
  • A camel named Bert was deputized, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California –
  • A minor earthquake shook southeastern Massachusetts–
  • Elsie McLean, at 102 years old, became the oldest golfer to make a hole-in-one on a regulation course–


  • This was the last day of a four-day snowstorm in the northern Rockies and the Black Hills, with the town of Lead, South Dakota, receiving 52 inches–
  • A blizzard left 27.2 inches of snow in St. John’s, Newfoundland–

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