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Daily Calendar for Friday, May 3, 2024

Question of the Day

How do you keep casement windows from sticking after you paint them?
Rub them with a bar of soap or a candle stub. Or spray them with a lubricant such as WD-40.

Advice of the Day

To strengthen fingernails, soak them in an infusion of crushed dill seeds.

Home Hint of the Day

Don’t use manure fertilizer with bulbs. It can encourage bulb rot or disease. Instead, apply a sprinkling of bone meal.

Word of the Day

A quick, rolling movement; a gallop. To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.

Puzzle of the Day

Which chef in the kitchen wears the largest hat?
The one with the largest head.


  • Adolphe Charles Adam (composer) –
  • Frank Levingston (at time of death, was oldest surviving WWII veteran) –


  • Bing Crosby (singer) –
  • Mary Astor (actress) –
  • Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) –
  • James Brown (singer) –
  • Frankie Valli (singer) –
  • Doug Henning (magician) –
  • DulΓ© Hill (actor) –


  • First toll bridge (toll for animals began), Rowley, Massachusetts–
  • Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city–
  • First U.S. telecast of a book review–
  • First broadcast of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered–
  • The Old Man of the Mountain located in Franconia Notch, NH, fell from his perch–
  • Three veterans’ names were added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial–
  • Dale Davis, a legally blind 78-year old man from Alta, Iowa, bowled a perfect game during league play–


  • The temperature dipped to 39 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix, Arizona–
  • Nearly a foot of rain fell within eight hours in New Orleans–
  • The area west of Mooresville, North Carolina, had baseball-size hail–
  • Lake Kemp, Texas, had baseball-size hail–
  • Red River flood peaked in Manitoba–
  • Tornadoes struck Oklahoma, killing 44 people and causing $1.3 billion in damage.–
  • Powerful Cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta–

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