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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Question of the Day

I just inherited a wisteria with my new house. How should I care for it?
Wisterias need full sun, which we presume you have. They like to be in moist, well-drained soil that has been fortified with peat moss or leaf mold. If your plant is young, give it a general-purpose fertilizer in the spring. If it is mature, give it a complete fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, in the spring. If you’re in one of the northern zones, use pine boughs or leaves to mulch your wisteria in the fall for protection through the winter. Prune established plants to encourage flowering. Do this in late summer by removing new growth to above the sixth or seventh leaf from the base of each branch.

Advice of the Day

Of what use is it for a cow to give plenty of milk if she upsets the pail?

Home Hint of the Day

Should you bag your lawn clippings or leave them be? As the grass clippings decompose, they provide up to half the nitrogen your lawn needs. Chemical fertilizers will hinder the decomposition. Instead, feed your lawn with organic fertilizers such as compost, lime, blood meal, bonemeal, and wood ashes.

Word of the Day

A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.

Puzzle of the Day

Better (Blank) than (Blank).(What’s the saying? Fill in the blanks!)
1) late 2) never


  • John Jacob Astor (businessman) –
  • James Cagney (actor) –
  • Art Linkletter (television personality) –
  • Phyllis Diller (actress) –
  • Nils Bohlin (inventor of seat belts) –
  • Diahann Carroll (singer) –
  • Lucie Arnaz (actress, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) –
  • David Hasselhoff (actor) –
  • Mark Burnett (television producer) –
  • Bitty Schram (actress) –
  • Eric Moulds (football player) –


  • Billie Holiday (jazz & blues singer) –
  • Ty Cobb (baseball player) –
  • Joseph Maher (actor) –
  • Hugh Reilly (actor) –
  • Walter Cronkite (newscaster) –
  • Morgan Paull (actor) –
  • John Robert Lewis (American politician; civil rights leader) –


  • Florida formally ceded by Spain to the U.S.–
  • First photo taken of star other than Sun (Vega), Harvard College Observatory–
  • U.S. National Cemetery Act passed–
  • In Boston, Massachusetts, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine established as the first university-based dental school in the U.S.–
  • Disneyland Park opened in Anaheim, California–
  • Contact with Surveyor 4 lost 2.5 minutes before Moon touchdown–
  • U.S. Apollo 18 and U.S.S.R. Soyuz 19 docked with each other in space marking the first such link-up between spacecrafts from the two nations–
  • Maiden flight of B-2 stealth bomber–
  • Two triple plays were made by the Minnesota Twins in a game against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox won 1-0–
  • Last 400 Woolworth’s department stores closed–
  • Tsunami in Indonesia–


  • Atlanta, Georgia, received its 14th consecutive day of rain–

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