Daily Calendar for Sunday, July 28, 2024

Question of the Day

Are there plants that can repel ants?
Some herbs that will keep ants away are catnip, pennyroyal, peppermint, sage, and spearmint. Scattering the leaves of these plants in areas of your house where you’ve seen ants may keep them away. Tansy will work on sugar ants — the ones you see in your kitchen.

Advice of the Day

If you suffer from an unsettled mind, avoid newspapers and newscasts for a time.

Home Hint of the Day

To keep bare feet from bringing beach sand into the cottage, leave a galvanized tub filled with water near the outside door and have people dip their feet in it before entering the house.

Word of the Day

A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; — originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855. A tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

Puzzle of the Day

They kept on the (Blank) so as to (Blank) their position when required. (The two 5-letter words to fill the blanks share the same letters.)
1) alert 2) alter


  • Johann Sebastian Bach (composer) –
  • Marie Dressler (actress) –
  • Roger Tory Peterson (American artist & ornithologist) –
  • Francis Crick (Nobel Prize-winning scientist who co-discovered the spiral, double-helix structure of DNA) –
  • Eileen Brennan (actress) –


  • Beatrix Potter (author) –
  • Marcel Duchamp (painter) –
  • Earl S. Tupper (inventor of Tupperware) –
  • Malcolm Lowry (author) –
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Bill Bradley (basketball player & politician) –
  • Jim Davis (cartoonist) –
  • Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero) –


  • Great fire in Moscow–
  • Thomas Cromwell was executed on order from King Henry VIII on charges of treason–
  • Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard–
  • Maximilien Robespierre was guillotined, ending the Reign of Terror (French Revolution)–
  • The metric system became legal in the United States–
  • U.S. occupation of Haiti began–
  • NFL added a fourth official, the field judge–
  • WWII coffee rationing in the United States ended–
  • A U.S. bomber flying through thick fog at about 200 mph crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people–
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson requested that 50,000 additional soldiers be sent to Vietnam–
  • Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married–
  • First oil through the Alaskan Pipeline reached Valdez Marine Terminal in Alaska–
  • 255-pound 4-ounce Atlantic halibut caught near Gloucester, Massachusetts–
  • The remains of a prehistoric man were discovered near Kennewick, Washington–
  • Nine coal miners rescued after being trapped 77 hours in flooded Quecreek Mine, Somerset, Pennsylvania–


  • Southern Mississippi was hit by the Bay St. Louis Hurricane, in which the U.S. ship Cutter sank and 39 crew members died–
  • An enterprising citizen successfully fried an egg on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on this hot July day–
  • Due to thick fog, a U.S. B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 14 people.–

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