Daily Calendar for Sunday, July 14, 2024

Commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which started the French Revolution, on July 14th, 1789. Bastille Day is also celebrated by many of France’s former and current colonies.

Question of the Day

How can I get fleas out of my home?
Try this. Place a shallow pan filled with water and a little dishwashing liquid in the room that is infested. At night, turn on a lamp and focus it right over the pan. Turn off all the other lights. The fleas will jump at the light and fall into the pan. You’ll be amazed at the number of fleas you’ll catch the first night. Change the solution as needed. Although you won’t catch any fleas on some nights, continue the treatment for at least two weeks to get the next generation of fleas after they hatch.

Advice of the Day

Change of weather makes conversation for fools.

Home Hint of the Day

If your screen door has a large area of screen fairly close to the floor, within easy reach of kids and dogs, you can prevent them from pushing directly on the screen by screwing strips of wood or strapping across it.

Word of the Day

What is the origin of the word β€œblizzard”?
It may have come from the German word blitzartig, meaning β€œlightninglike.” The first documented use of the word β€œblizzard” as a reference to weather appeared in an Iowa newspaper in 1870. The article referred to a fierce snowstorm that had stared on March 14 of that year.

Puzzle of the Day

The Badger State.(Name the U.S. state!)


  • Frederick Louis Maytag (manufacturer) –
  • Woody Guthrie (folk singer) –
  • Gerald Ford (38th U.S. president) –
  • Ingmar Bergman (director) –
  • Polly Bergen (actress) –
  • Jane Lynch (actress) –
  • Matthew Fox (actor) –
  • Robin Ventura (baseball player) –
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden –
  • Sean Flynn-Amir (actor) –


  • Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (politician) –
  • Joaquin Balaguer (Latin American politician) –
  • Nin (cat who served as the Mount Washington Observatory’s mascot for a dozen years) –


  • Louis VIII became King of France upon the death of his father–
  • The Priestley Riots took place in Birmingham, England–
  • The first World’s Fair to be held in the United States opened in New York City–
  • Gold discovered in Last Chance Gulch (Helena), Montana–
  • First ascent of the Matterhorn was completed by Englishman Edward Whymper–
  • Enclosed tape measure that holds its place patented–
  • John Smith patented a pure corkboard–
  • In Germany, the Nazi party declared themselves the only political party–
  • Mariner 4 delivered close-up photos of Mars–
  • The International Olympic Committee voted for China to be the host of the 2008 Olympics for the first time–
  • Kelly Ayotte became New Hampshire’s first female attorney general–
  • In the Seaport district of Boston, Massachusetts, a 75-foot pile of snow from the winter of 2014-2015 completely melted–
  • A human chain (a line of people holding hands) rescued a swimmer caught in a rip current in Panama City Beach, Florida–


  • Orogrande, New Mexico, had a high temperature of 116 degrees F–
  • 113 degrees F in Sac City, Iowa–
  • In Trinidad, Colorado, 100 soldiers were injured by flying debris and collapsed tents as winds gusted out of control during a thunderstorm–
  • In the Seaport district of Boston, Massachusetts, a 75-foot pile of snow from the winter of 2014-2015 completely melted–

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