Daily Calendar for Friday, July 12, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, July 12, 2024

Question of the Day

Some of my tomato plant leaves have turned dark brown and have rings on them. Is this blight?
Yes, you are no doubt suffering from early blight, which comes on in humid weather. It’s a fungus that can last the winter on diseased plants. After you harvest the tomatoes (assuming you get fruits on these vines), destroy or discard all the infected plants. Meanwhile, you can spray them with a fungicide that won’t cure the disease but will protect any new foliage. Ask at your nursery for the fungicide that will work best in your area.

Advice of the Day

Freshen smelly sneakers with a liberal dose of salt.

Home Hint of the Day

Use full-strength white vinegar to clean tubs, sinks, and toilet bowls.

Word of the Day

Extreme fear of live chickens

Puzzle of the Day

The Mountain State.(Name the U.S. state!)
West Virginia


  • Erasmus of Rotterdam (writer & philosopher) –
  • Alexander Hamilton (statesman and founding father) –
  • Dolley Madison (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Sherwood Schwartz (writer & producer) –


  • Josiah Wedgwood (potter) –
  • Henry David Thoreau (writer) –
  • George Eastman (inventor) –
  • Buckminster Fuller (engineer and architect who developed the geodesic dome) –
  • Oscar Hammerstein II (lyricist) –
  • Cheryl Ladd (actress) –
  • Kristi Yamaguchi (figure skater) –
  • Anna Friel (actress) –
  • Topher Grace (actor) –
  • Erik Per Sullivan (actor) –


  • Queen Elizabeth first feature-length film shown in the United States–
  • RenΓ© Pleven became prime minister of France–
  • Dwight Eisenhower became the first U.S. president to fly in a helicopter–
  • The island nation of Kiribati declared independence–
  • Scott Jurek completed the full Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 8 hours, and 8 minutes, setting a new record. He beat the previous record by 3 hours.–


  • Basin, Wyoming, experienced a record high temperature of 114 degrees F–
  • The temperature reached 112 degrees F in Emerson, Manitoba–
  • Rain in Salem, Oregon, broke a 113-year β€œDry Day” record–

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