Daily Calendar for Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Question of the Day

Why is the price of gasoline always shown with 0.9 of a cent?
There was a time when gasoline taxes were less than a cent per gallon, so gas sellers had to devise some way to build this into the price. For example, the tax on 49-cent per gallon of gas (that would have been many, many years ago) may have been 0.25 of a cent, so that price would be correctly spelled out as $0.4925. Although taxes today are much more than 1 cent per gallon, the practice of listing the price with fractions has remained customary.

Advice of the Day

Cold water is best for removing egg stains from clothes.

Home Hint of the Day

To get rid of fish odor in a frying pan, fill the pan with water, add vinegar, and bring to a boil. Then wash and rinse as usual.

Word of the Day

From the Latin word februa, β€œto cleanse.” The Roman Februalia was a month of purification and atonement.

Puzzle of the Day

A division of time and a girl’s name. (Use these clues to find the two words that, when combined, form the name of a flower.)

Answer: Daylily


  • Nostradamus (physician, astrologer) –
  • Ernest Hemingway (writer) –
  • Betty Grable (actress) –
  • Jimmy Stewart (actor) –
  • Mario Puzo (author) –
  • Ernest Lehman (screenwriter) –


  • Sir Charles Tupper (6th Prime Minister of Canada) –
  • Hermann Hesse (author) –
  • Jean-Rene Lacoste (tennis player) –
  • Thurgood Marshall (first African American justice of the Supreme Court) –
  • Medgar Evers (civil rights leader) –
  • Imelda Marcos (First Lady of the Philippines) –
  • Richard Petty (race car driver) –
  • Polly Holliday (actress) –
  • Larry David (actor, writer, producer, & director) –
  • Jose Canseco (baseball player) –
  • Michelle Branch (musician) –
  • Ashley Tisdale (actress) –
  • Lindsay Lohan (actress) –


  • Morrill Act passed–
  • Charles Guiteau shot and fatally wounded U.S. President James Garfield–
  • The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed–
  • Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator–
  • Lake Washington Floating Bridge dedicated in Seattle, Washington–
  • The Lawrence Welk Show made its television debut–
  • Civil Rights Act signed into law–
  • Steve Fossett became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo in a balloon–


  • An alligator was reported to have fallen from the sky at Charleston, S.C., on Anson Street during a thunderstorm–
  • Northeast Texas was pelted with softball-size hail, and Dallas experienced wind gusts of 90 mph–
  • 89-mph wind gust occurred in Lavon Dam, Texas–
  • An F3 tornado touched down in the Kawacatoose First Nation community in Raymore, Saskatchewan–

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