Daily Calendar for Monday, July 29, 2024

Question of the Day

How much water should I give my shrubs and trees?
Your trees and shrubs need watering, just like everything else growing in your yard, especially in periods of little rain. Watering cools them off in hot weather and helps the plants absorb nutrients from the soil, as well as make their own food. Don’t get overzealous, however. Wait for signs of water stress, including wilting and loss of leaves. Here’s a rule of thumb for watering: Give your trees an inch of water every two weeks if you’ve had less than an inch of rain. Try to saturate the soil all at once, so the water goes deep. To monitor your watering, use a sprinkler and place an empty tuna can nearby. When the can is full of water, empty it and then fill again. Two fills will ensure adequate soil saturation. Water in the early morning or late evening to avoid quick evaporation.

Advice of the Day

At sea, with low and falling glass, Soundly sleeps the careless ass.

Home Hint of the Day

Clean wooden bowls with warm, soapy water, then rinse and wipe dry. If the inside of a bowl is worn, apply a coat of vegetable or mineral oil.

Word of the Day

Hoisted as high as the tackle will admit; brought close together, as the two blocks of a tackle in hoisting.

Puzzle of the Day

My whole is under my second and surrounds my first.(What’s the word? Each clue is a syllable!)


  • John Sargent Pillsbury (manufacturer) –
  • Booth Tarkington (author) –
  • William Powell (actor) –
  • Edwin O'Connor (novelist) –
  • Norma Lyon (fourth butter cow sculptor of the Iowa State Fair) –
  • Paul Taylor (dancer) –
  • Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (politician) –
  • Elizabeth Dole (government official) –
  • Peter Jennings (journalist) –
  • Ken Burns (filmmaker) –
  • Martina McBride (singer) –
  • Wil Wheaton (actor) –
  • Stephen Dorff (actor) –
  • Josh Radnor (actor) –
  • Allison Mack (actress) –


  • Vincent van Gogh (Dutch artist ) –
  • Mama Cass Elliot (singer) –
  • David Niven (actor) –
  • Jerome Robbins (choreographer) –
  • Tom Snyder (talk show host) –


  • The Spanish Armada was defeated by an English naval force off the coast of Gravelines, France–
  • The Pittsburgh Gazette became the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains–
  • Annibale de Gasparis discovered asteroid 15 Eunomia–
  • First successful transcontinental telephone call–
  • Lightning caused a deadly fire in Cochrane and Matheson, Ontario–
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)–
  • Schooner Bluenose II was donated to Nova Scotia–
  • First Chicken Wing Day, Buffalo, New York–
  • Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married at St. Paul’s in London, England–
  • Bill Mueller of the Boston Red Sox became the first baseball player in major league history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in one game–
  • 184-pound wahoo caught, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico–
  • A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles, California–
  • A pair of Winston Churchill’s wartime dentures sold at auction for approximately $23,750–
  • Rare panda triplets born at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China–


  • Four inches of rain fell on Tucson, Arizona, causing thousands of dollars in damage–
  • Barnet, Vermont, reported a morning low of 33 degrees F, with frost appearing on vegetation–
  • St. Johnsbury, Vermont, had a low temperature of 42 degrees F–
  • Greeley, Colorado, received 6 to 7.5 inches of rain in eight hours–
  • Thermometers in Oymyakon, Eastern Siberia (considered one of the coldest places on Earth) recorded 90 degrees F in the evening–
  • Moscow had a record temperature of 100 degrees F–

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