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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Question of the Day

Advice of the Day

Add sugar to arrangements of larkspur and delphinium.

Home Hint of the Day

If you store firewood in the cellar, pour a concrete floor first. This will make for easy cleanup.

Word of the Day

Sleet falls in the winter when the air temperature is below freezing near the ground and above freezing up in the clouds. Rain forms in the warm air and falls into the cold air, freezing into little pieces of ice on the way down.

Puzzle of the Day

What did Mama Tomato say to Baby Tomato when he lagged behind?


  • Albrecht Durer (painter) –
  • Alexander Pope (poet) –
  • Henri Rousseau (painter) –
  • James Gladstone (first Canadian aboriginal senator) –
  • Fats Waller (jazz pianist) –
  • Raymond Burr (actor) –
  • Richard Hatch (actor, writer, producer) –
  • Mr. T (actor) –
  • Ashlie Brillault (actress) –


  • Hernando de Soto (explorer) –
  • Jane Addams (social worker) –


  • Windsor Agricultural Fair (North America’s oldest) founded, Nova Scotia–
  • Cyrus McCormick’s reaper patented–
  • American Red Cross founded–
  • The first U.S. speed limit law for motor vehicles (12 mph in the city/15 mph in the country) passed in Connecticut–
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh completed the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, New York to Paris–
  • Amelia Earhart completed the first solo flight by a woman across the Atlantic–
  • Robin Moor became the first U.S. merchant ship sunk by a U-boat–
  • Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married–
  • World’s first nuclear powered light-house, Baltimore Light, went into operation, Chesapeake Bay–
  • Patti Frustaci gave birth to the first septuplets in the United States–


  • 124 degrees F in Salton, California–
  • Elkhart, Kansas, was struck by a dust storm–
  • Sleet and snow fell in northern New England–
  • An F2 tornado touched down in Hampton, New Hampshire–

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