Daily Calendar for Friday, August 2, 2024

Question of the Day

What are the best choices for a vine to climb a trellis?
Wisteria, bittersweet, morning glory, honeysuckle, glory bower, Carolina jasmine, and silver-lace vine are great choices for a trellis, arbor, or fence.

Advice of the Day

When black snails cross your path, black clouds much moisture hath.

Home Hint of the Day

You can adjust any door so that it latches more easily if you rub a soft pencil over the entire surface of the strike plate (the piece the latch goes into). The graphite in the lead reduces the friction between the latch and the strike plate.

Word of the Day

Work of little or no value done merely to look busy.

Puzzle of the Day

Nine thumps.(Change these words into a single word.)


  • King William II of England –
  • Wild Bill Hickok (frontiersman) –
  • Alexander Graham Bell (inventor) –
  • Warren G. Harding (29th U.S. president) –
  • Shari Lewis (actress and puppeteer, best known for Lamb Chop) –
  • Francis "Frank" Gouin (plant physiologist) –


  • Pierre-Charles L'Enfant (architect) –
  • Leopold Gmelin (chemist) –
  • Jack Warner (the man behind the development of Warner Brothers Studios) –
  • James Baldwin (author) –
  • Caroll O'Connor (actor) –
  • Peter O'Toole (actor) –
  • Mary Louise Parker (actress) –
  • Tim Wakefield (baseball player) –
  • Jacinda Barrett (model & actress) –
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg (actress) –


  • Official signing of enlarged copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence–
  • Street letter boxes installed in Boston and N.Y.C., first in U.S.–
  • In San Francisco, California, at four o’clock in the morning, Andrew Smith Hallidie successfully tested the world’s first cable car–
  • The Oleomargarine Act established the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) laboratory system–
  • The Lincoln Cent was issued to replace the Indian Head Cent–
  • Adolf Hitler appointed himself dictator of Germany–
  • Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President FDR explaining the possibility of an atomic bomb, thus marking the beginning of atomic weaponry–
  • Olivia Newton-John’s β€œMagic” topped charts–
  • Iraq invaded Kuwait–
  • Viking ship replica Gaia arrived at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland–
  • Library of Congress announced Charles Simic to be the 15th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry–
  • Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow began 32-hour yoga marathon in Quebec–


  • Offshore hurricane battered fishing fleet and lightship near Nantucket, Massachusetts–
  • It was 107 degrees F in Massachusetts, 105 degrees in Maine and New Hampshire, and 104 degrees in Rhode Island–
  • Both New Bedford and Chester, Massachusetts, reported a high temperature of 107F (42C), setting a new state record.–
  • During a heat wave, Sandi Fontaine successfully baked cookies on her vehicle’s dashboard in Bedford, New Hampshire–

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