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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Question of the Day

Why are most of the potatoes we buy at the store green? Are they poisonous?
Green potatoes seem to be showing up more and more in stores these days. The green color is the result of the potato being exposed to sunlight after protruding from the soil’s surface. The green parts are not poisonous, but they can be bitter and should be cut out of the potato before cooking.

Advice of the Day

Pick beans when pods just reveal the beans inside.

Home Hint of the Day

To treat a skin irritation, sponge the area with vinegar. If the itching stops, the condition is on the outside of the skin and has been cured. If it persists, the condition is internal, and it’s time to call the doctor.

Word of the Day

From the French chaudiere, a kettle, a pot. A dish made of fresh fish or clams, biscuit, onions, etc., stewed together.

Puzzle of the Day

The (Blank) is (Blank).(What’s the saying? Fill in the blanks!)
1) die 2) cast


  • John Ericsson (engineer) –
  • Theobald Smith (bacteriologist) –
  • Jean Dubuffet (artist) –
  • Primo Levi (author) –
  • Whitney Moore Young Jr. (civil rights activist) –
  • Susan Flannery (actress) –
  • Geraldine Chaplin (actress) –
  • Wesley Snipes (actor) –
  • J. K. Rowling (author) –
  • Dean Cain (actor) –
  • Tim Couch (football player) –


  • Andrew Johnson (17th U.S. president) –
  • Robert A. Taft (politician) –


  • George Washington signed the first United States Patent Grant to Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont, for a new method of making Potash–
  • David Rittenhouse, Director of the Mint, laid the cornerstone of the building being built in Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint–
  • Alys McKey Bryant first woman to fly a plane in Canada–
  • The first automobile, a Ford Model T, was permitted into Yellowstone National Park–
  • The Shadow radio program first aired–
  • 5-pound 3-ounce white crappie caught, Enid Dam, Mississippi–
  • IBM released the Selectric typewriter–
  • U.S. probe Ranger 7 relayed first moon close-ups–
  • Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first people to drive a vehicle on the Moon–
  • French became the official language of Quebec–
  • Former Teamsters Union president, James R. Hoffa, was reported missing–
  • NASA released the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1–
  • The ashes of astrogeologist Eugene Shoemaker were deposited on the Moon–


  • Hail fell 12 inches deep in Scituate, Massachusetts, remaining on the ground for 30 hours–
  • The Edmonton Tornado struck Alberta’s capital city, killing 27 people and causing more than $250 million in damage.–
  • Roswell, New Mexico, set a record for monthly rainfall with 6.68 inches–

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