Daily Calendar for Friday, July 19, 2024

Question of the Day

What’s the best way to keep fresh parsley in the house?
Parsley will keep nicely for about two weeks if you immerse the stems in a glass of water and then tent the leaves with a plastic bag.

Advice of the Day

Progress might have been all right once, but now it’s gone on too long.

Home Hint of the Day

To keep mosquitoes to a minimum, eliminate their breeding sites on your property. They need standing water to lay their eggs in, so empty those puddles, old cans, buckets, and plant pots.

Word of the Day

Originally, a laborer on canals for internal navigation; hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building railroads, embankments, etc.

Puzzle of the Day

(Blank) succeeds like (Blank).(What’s the saying? Fill in the blanks!)
1) Nothing 2) success


  • Samuel Colt (inventor) –
  • Edgar Degas (painter) –
  • Lizzie Borden (accused murderess) –
  • Charles Horace Mayo (surgeon) –
  • A.J. Cronin (writer) –
  • Vikki Carr (singer) –
  • Ilie Nastase (tennis player) –
  • Anthony Edwards (actor) –
  • Scott Walker (hockey player) –
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (actor ) –
  • Jared Padalecki (actor) –


  • Margaret Fuller (writer) –
  • Rose Alnora Hartwick Thorpe (poet) –
  • Elwyn Marshall Meader (plant breeder) –
  • James Aparo (illustrator; drew Batman and other DC Comics heroes) –
  • Jack Warden (actor) –
  • Frank McCourt (Pulitzer Prize-winning author) –
  • James Garner (actor) –
  • Garry Marshall (director, producer, actor) –


  • Lady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having the title for only nine days–
  • Bloomers (long, loose, trousers) were introduced to delegates of the first Women’s Right’s Convention in Seneca Falls, New York–
  • Morris Nourse earned a Carnegie Medal by saving a drowning boy in Des Moines, Iowa–
  • Fiberglass sutures were first used, by Dr. Roy Scholz in St. Louis, Missouri–
  • N.Y.C. subway’s first air-conditioned cars began service–
  • Canada and United States agreed to transfer certain prisoners who wish to finish sentence in own country–
  • New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe was selected to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle–
  • 26th Summer Olympics began in Atlanta, Georgia–
  • Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin ate his 20,000th Big Mac sandwich at a local McDonald’s restaurant. He already had made the Guinness World Records book for eating a record number of Big Macs before he hit number 19,000 in March 2003–


  • The third hurricane within a month hit the northern Florida peninsula–
  • Saguenay flood began in Quebec, Canada–

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