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Daily Calendar for Thursday, April 25, 2024

Question of the Day

How does a person get rid of slugs?
First, trap them. Go out to the garden in the late afternoon and lay boards or pieces of cardboard on the bare soil around your plantings. In the morning, turn over the boards and scrape the hiding slugs into a large yogurt or cottage cheese container. Cover and place in the freezer for three hours. When they’re frozen stiff, dump them on your compost pile.

Advice of the Day

Do not let any sweet-talking woman beguile your good sense with fascinations of her shape. It’s your barn she’s after. — Hesiod

Home Hint of the Day

If your lawn is troubled by summer dry spells, add clover seed in the spring. Follow instructions on the seed package. Later on, clover will help keep your lawn green during hot, dry weather.

Word of the Day

A skysail of a triangular form. A name for the one of the fancy sails alleged to have been sometimes set above the skysail. Hence, anything usually large, high, or excessive.

Puzzle of the Day

What is a shark’s favorite sandwich?
Peanut butter and jellyfish.


  • Ella Fitzgerald (singer) –
  • Melissa Hayden (ballerina) –
  • Al Pacino (actor) –
  • Talia Shire (actress) –
  • Hank Azaria (actor) –
  • Renee Zellweger (actress) –
  • Jason Lee (actor) –


  • Ginger Rogers (dancer & actress) –
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (rap artist) –
  • Bobby "Boris" Pickett (singer best known for the Billboard hit Monster Mash) –
  • Bea Arthur (actress) –
  • Harry Belafonte (singer, actor, and activist) –


  • New York became first state to require auto license plates–
  • The first guide dog, Buddy, was presented to Morris Frank–
  • First circus telecast–
  • United Negro College Fund was incorporated–
  • The board game Scrabble trademark was registered–
  • St. Lawrence Seaway completed. (It was dedicated on June 26.)–
  • β€œPurple People Bridge” reopened, Cincinnati–
  • A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 8,000 people–


  • New York City had 3 inches of snow–
  • 118 degrees F, Volcano Springs, CA–
  • In Michigan, a 70 mph wind picked up a 6-pound Chihuahua and blew her out of sight–
  • The temperature in Concord, New Hampshire, reached 90 degrees setting a new state record for this date–
  • A large tornado outbreak (about 362 twisters) began that lasted into April 28 and affected eastern U.S. and southern Canada–

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