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Daily Calendar for Saturday, June 8, 2024

Question of the Day

Is there a difference between heat lightning and sheet lightning?
No, these two kinds of lightning are really just regular lightning that lights up distant clouds. You don’t hear the accompanying thunder because the clouds are too far away. (The sound of thunder rarely carries more than 15 miles.) Heat or sheet lightning usually doesn’t bring rain immediately, but it indicates that unsettled weather is on the way.

Advice of the Day

Use empty metal breath-mint containers for holding seeds.

Home Hint of the Day

Your cellar is a natural air conditioner for your home. Open the door to the cellar or basement and use a fan to draw the cool air into the upper floors.

Word of the Day

Fear of wind

Puzzle of the Day

The most religious state in the United States. (Abbreviation of a U.S. state)


  • Robert Schumann (composer) –
  • Frank Lloyd Wright (architect) –
  • Barbara Bush (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Jerry Stiller (actor) –
  • Joan Rivers (comedian) –
  • Bruce McCandless II (astronaut) –
  • Scott Adams (cartoonist, creator of Dilbert) –
  • Julianna Margulies (actress) –
  • David Sutcliffe (actor) –


  • Andrew Jackson (7th U.S. president) –
  • Leroy "Satchel" Paige (baseball player) –
  • Glenne Headly (actress) –
  • Anthony Bourdain (chef, writer, and travel show host) –


  • An advertisement in a NYC newspaper by a Mr. Hull of 76 Chatham Street announced that he would start manufacturing ice cream on a commercial basis. It was the first known U.S. ad for commercial ice cream.–
  • Ives McGaffey was granted a patent for the first U.S. hand-pumped vacuum cleaner–
  • The bald eagle was placed under federal protection as an endangered species in the U.S.–
  • Jennifer Reinke spelled β€œchihuahua” to win Scripps National Spelling Bee–
  • James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of MLK, Jr., was arrested by Scotland Yard detectives at Heathrow Airport in London–
  • The New York Yankees retired the No. 7 uniform of baseball player Mickey Mantle–
  • U.S. release of movie Ghostbusters–
  • For the first time in 121.5 years, the Sun was partially eclipsed by the planet Venus (Transit of Venus)–


  • Tornado struck National Weather Service office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma–
  • Barneveld, Wisconsin, was devastated by a tornado–
  • Louisiana was hit by eight tornadoes, including a strong one that caused major damage in Baton Rouge–

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