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Daily Calendar for Saturday, July 6, 2024

Question of the Day

How can I control wasps in my backyard?
Make a solution of sugar and water and put it in a small margarine tub. Make a small hole in the lid, place the lid on top of the tub, and hang it in a tree. The wasps should be attracted to this trap rather than your picnic.

Advice of the Day

Foods defrosted in a microwave oven should be cooked immediately after thawing.

Home Hint of the Day

Of all the choices for wood finishes, polyurethane has the highest resistance to scratches, dents, ordinary chemicals, and water. A drawback is that it’s so hard, it tends to show scratches, much as glass does.

Word of the Day

Named for the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women.

Puzzle of the Day

At evening by my whole you’ll think of days gone by, and never reckon that of my second, my first is made, and by my first my second.(What’s the word? Each clue is a syllable!)


  • Henry II of England –
  • Alexander II of Scotland –
  • Sir Thomas More (author, martyr) –
  • Edward VI, King of England –
  • Louis Armstrong (musician) –
  • Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys –
  • John Frankenheimer (director) –
  • William Ruger (founder of Sturm, Ruger) –
  • Buddy Ebsen (actor) –
  • Kasey Rogers (actress) –
  • James Caan (actor ) –


  • John Flaxman (sculptor) –
  • Verner Von Heidenstam (poet) –
  • LaVerne Andrews (singer) –
  • Nancy Davis Reagan (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Bill Haley (musician) –
  • Merv Griffin (entertainer) –
  • Della Reese (singer and actress) –
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy (pianist) –
  • George W. Bush (43rd U.S. president) –
  • Geoffrey Rush (actor) –
  • Sylvester Stallone (actor) –
  • Ronald Duguay (hockey player) –
  • Jennifer Saunders (actress) –
  • 50 Cent (rapper) –


  • Notorious pirate Captain William Kidd (β€œCaptain Kidd”) seized in Boston–
  • Pennsylvania Evening Post first newspaper to publish Declaration of Independence–
  • French scientist Louis Pasteur successfully tested a vaccine against rabies on a boy bitten by an infected dog–
  • First east-to-west Atlantic crossing by a dirigible (R34) completed, Scotland to N.Y.–
  • First major league All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park–
  • The main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus went up in flames during a performance in Hartford, Connecticut; over 165 people died and many more were injured–
  • Candid Microphone made its radio debut–
  • Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon championship becoming the first African American athlete to do so–
  • A nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site caused the largest manmade crater in the United States (Sedan Crater).–
  • The first Beatles film, A Hard Day’s Night, premiered–
  • Fires in Quebec brought smoke to northeastern U.S.–
  • Queen Elizabeth II dedicated and formally opened a $6.5 million oval granite water fountain in honor of Princess Diana in Hyde Park–


  • A hailstone measuring 5.5 inches in diameter and weighing 1.5 pounds fell from the sky in Potter, Nebraska–
  • Steele, North Dakota, was 121 degrees F–
  • Moorhead, Minnesota, was 114 degrees F–
  • Skies over Greater Vancouver and southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, were lit up by over 7,000 lightning strikes.–

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