Daily Calendar for Monday, July 22, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Monday, July 22, 2024

Question of the Day

My new yard has a citrus tree in the middle of a grassy area. Is this a good place for it?
Citrus trees need sun and well-drained soil. Most folks plant citrus trees in a slight mound, with a three- to four-inch-deep earthen basin around the tree. Citrus trees are sensitive to wet soil and overwatering. When you water, make sure the water does not rise to the level of the trunk if you can help it. Water thoroughly and deeply. Maintain a two-inch-deep mulch of grass clippings, sawdust, wood chips, or ground bark on the soil around the tree.

Advice of the Day

To season a cast-iron pot, boil potato peelings in it for one hour.

Home Hint of the Day

Rub cider vinegar on your skin to repel insects.

Word of the Day

A boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers.

Puzzle of the Day

(Blank) always (Blank) rain.(What’s the saying? Fill in the blanks!)
1) Sunshine 2) follows


  • Gregor Mendel (geneticist) –
  • William Archibald Spooner (known for verbal inversions called spoonerismsβ€β€œ) –
  • Emma Lazarus (poet) –
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (matriarch of the Kennedy family) –
  • Amy Vanderbilt (journalist) –
  • Bob Dole (politician) –
  • Dorcus Reilly (home economist) –
  • Oscar de la Renta (fashion desinger) –
  • Alex Trebek (game show host) –
  • Danny Glover (actor) –
  • Albert Brooks (actor) –
  • Don Henley (singer) –
  • S.E. Hinton (author) –
  • Willem Dafoe (actor) –
  • Rhys Ifans (actor) –
  • Kristine Lilly (soccer player) –
  • Selena Gomez (singer and actress) –
  • George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (British prince) –


  • Napoleon II of France –
  • James Whitcomb Riley (poet) –
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King (Canadian prime minister) –
  • Corbett Monica (actor) –
  • Estelle Getty (American actress ) –
  • Dennis Farina (actor) –


  • Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico–
  • Maria Spelterini walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. She crossed with her ankles and wrists manacled to inject some drama–
  • Flying in his plane, the Winnie Mae, Wiley Post completed the first solo around-the-world flight–
  • John Dillinger, Public Enemy No. 1, was shot and fatally wounded by a group of FBI agents–
  • Frank Zybach’s β€œself-propelled sprinkling irrigating apparatus” patented–
  • Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, becomes the first Olympic athlete to score a perfect 10–


  • 504 sheep struck dead in their tracks by a single lighning bolt, Wasatch National Forest, Utah–
  • Barrow, Alaska, where the average annual precipitation is 4.75 inches, received 1.38 inches in 24 hours–

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