Daily Calendar for Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Question of the Day

Where can I obtain daily pollen and other environmental allergen counts?
Many weather-related Web sites have pollen maps. Try searching for one from a local radio or television station. One other to try is this pollen Web site.http://www.weather.com/activities/health/allergies/?from=b_homeverticallinker

Advice of the Day

After bloom, divide lilies, irises, and poppies. Replant using compost and bonemeal.

Home Hint of the Day

To season a cast-iron pot, boil potato peelings in it for 1 hour.

Word of the Day

The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship. A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.

Puzzle of the Day

Old Dominion.(Name the U.S. state!)


  • Giorgio Vasari (artist) –
  • Emily BrontΓ« (novelist) –
  • Henry Ford (industrialist) –
  • Robert Rutherford McCormick (newspaper editor) –
  • Casey Stengel (baseball player) –
  • Henry Moore (sculptor) –
  • Paul Anka (singer) –
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor & politician) –
  • Delta Burke (actress) –
  • Kate Bush (singer) –
  • Laurence Fishburne (actor) –
  • Alton Brown (television host) –
  • Lisa Kudrow (actress) –
  • Vivica A. Fox (actress) –
  • Tom Green (actor & comedian) –
  • Christine Taylor (actress) –
  • Hilary Swank (actress) –


  • Lynn Fontanne (actress) –
  • Lane Frost (bull rider) –
  • Buffalo Bob Smith (actor and puppeteer, best known for Howdy Doody) –
  • Sam Phillips (rock’n’roll pioneer, Sun Records founder, and the man who discovered Elvis and also launched the careers of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King) –
  • Ingmar Bergman (filmmaker) –
  • Michelangelo Antonioni (director) –
  • Nichelle Nichols (American actress ) –
  • Paul Reubens (actor, best known for Pee-Wee Herman) –


  • Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was first to observe what we now know are Saturn’s rings–
  • First legislative assembly in America, the House of Burgesses, convened at Jamestown, VA–
  • Caspar Wistar began operation of the first successful glass factory in America, in Allowaystown, New Jersey–
  • Malden Island was discovered–
  • Hawaii’s first English-language newspaper published–
  • New York Yacht Club founded–
  • The Olympic Games of Los Angeles, celebrating the tenth Olympiad of the modern era, opened–
  • Japanese warships sank the USS Indianapolis, killing over 800 seamen (WW II)–
  • Elvis Presley made his debut performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis, TN–
  • Mister Roberts premiered–
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs–
  • Apollo 15 landed on the Moon–
  • Jake, a 65-pound golden retriever, was the only non-human in the 10th annual 1.25-mile swim from Alcatraz island to the San Francisco shore. The 4-year-old dog swam across the water in just under 42 minutes, finishing 72nd out of the more than 500 swimmers. Organizers say it was the first known crossing by a dog–
  • In Bethel, Maine, the largest snowwoman (122 feet, 1 inch tall) melted completely–


  • During Tropical Storm Brenda, 4.5 inches of rain fell in 11 hours on New York City–
  • 107 degrees F in Portland, Oregon–

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