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Daily Calendar for Friday, May 24, 2024

Question of the Day

How long does a cow stay in calf? And can a cow support more than one calf? If so, how many?
The gestation period for beef cows is 279 to 290 days and for dairy cows 262 to 300 days. In response to the second part of the question, it is not uncommon for cows to produce twins. We featured a story some years ago about a Hereford that produced quadruplets! So yes, a cow can support (we assume you mean β€œnurse”) more than one calf.

Advice of the Day

Collars around seedlings will help keep cutworms at bay.

Home Hint of the Day

To keep oil paint from skinning over, pour a little thinner on top of the paint, then close the lid tight. The fumes from the thinner leave no air in the can to cause the paint to dry out.

Word of the Day

An imaginary creature, or an undefined character.

Puzzle of the Day

Why should you never tell a joke to an egg?
Because it might crack up.


  • Nicolaus Copernicus (astronomer) –
  • William Lloyd Garrison (writer) –
  • Duke Ellington (jazz composer, pianist, & bandleader) –
  • Milton Shedd (co-founder of Sea World) –
  • Dick Martin (comedian) –
  • Tina Turner (singer) –


  • Queen Victoria (British monarch) –
  • George Grey Barnard (sculptor) –
  • Bob Dylan (musician) –
  • Gary Burghoff (actor) –
  • Patti LaBelle (singer) –
  • Priscilla Presley (actress) –
  • Jim Broadbent (actor) –
  • Kristin Scott Thomas (actress) –
  • John C. Reilly (actor) –
  • Billy Gilman (country singer) –


  • Canada’s first medical graduate, William Logie, awarded degree by McGill University–
  • Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraphic message from the U.S. Supreme Court room, Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message: What hath God wrought–
  • The steamer, Victoria, sank in Thames River near London, Ontario–
  • Ohio Anti-Saloon League founded, Oberlin, Ohio–
  • First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio–
  • Aurora 7 took flight. It was the second U.S. manned orbital space flight–
  • United States and USSR agreed to cooperate in space exploration–
  • Crop circle discovered in Haysville, Kansas–
  • Canada’s famous clock on the Peace Tower of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa stopped for the first time–


  • Snowstorm across Kentucky with accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snow–
  • Hail fell to a depth of 6 to 8 inches near Ada, Oklahoma–
  • Snow whitened the Green Mountains of Vermont–

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