Daily Calendar for Friday, June 28, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, June 28, 2024

Question of the Day

How did the term β€œbachelor’s degree” originate?
The word bachelor is derived from the Medieval Latin baccalarius and originally referred to someone of low rank in the feudal hierarchy. Over time, the meaning was extended to denote persons of subordinate position in other systems, including those holding a preliminary degree from a college or university. This enabled them to proceed to the degree of master, which then entitled them to teach at the university. A bachelor’s degree signifies that the holder is not yet a full member of the university.

Advice of the Day

Use small fish, such as minnows, when fishing for pike or pickerel.

Home Hint of the Day

Spread out your painting chores. Give the house one coat of paint now and the next coat in 2 or 3 years. Applying two coats in the same year doesn’t give the paint a chance to set and makes it more apt to peel.

Word of the Day

Fear of worms

Puzzle of the Day

Six-eighths of a discoverer, a preposition, and a vowel. (Use these clues to find the three β€œwords” that, when combined, form the name of a flower.)

Answer: Columbine


  • Pope Paul I –
  • James Madison (4th U.S. president) –
  • Maria Mitchell (astronomer) –
  • Rod Serling (screenwriter) –
  • Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero) –
  • Queen Modjadji V (the rain queen” of South Africa’s Lobedu tribe”) –
  • Billy Mays (popular TV pitchman) –
  • Meshach Taylor (actor) –


  • Henry VIII ( King of England) –
  • Peter Paul Rubens (painter) –
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau (philosopher) –
  • Richard Rodgers (composer) –
  • Mel Brooks (director & actor) –
  • Pat Morita (actor) –
  • Gilda Radner (actress) –
  • Kathy Bates (actress) –
  • John Elway (football player) –
  • Mary Stuart Masterson (actress) –
  • John Cusack (actor) –


  • Molly Pitcher took her mortally wounded husband’s place at a cannon at the Battle of Monmouth, NJ. As a recognition of her heroism, the valiant woman was commissioned a sergeant by General George Washington–
  • Cholera epidemic began in N.Y.C.–
  • Labor Day became an official U.S. holiday–
  • The Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending WW I–
  • First Corvette car assembled–
  • Israel annexed East Jerusalem–
  • The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms constitutionality of programs giving advantage to minorities–
  • 7.3 earthquake shook Landers, California–
  • A brief 4.5 earthquake struck the Midwest rattling windows and awakening sleeping residents from Wisconsin south to Missouri and from Indiana west to Iowa–
  • Pope Benedict XVI waived the five year waiting period for a cause for beatification to be opened and the official process for beatification of Pope John Paul II began in the Diocese of Rome–


  • Laughlin, Nevada, reached 124 degrees F–
  • Tornado tossed tractor 1.5 miles in Camp Crook, South Dakota–

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