Daily Calendar for Thursday, August 22, 2024

Question of the Day

What is the distribution of religions in the United States?

According to a 2020 survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, it’s estimated that about 70 percent of Americans describe themselves as Christian, 1.4 percent as Jewish, 0.8 percent as Muslim, 0.8 percent as Buddhist, and about 4 percent as belonging to other religions. The remaining 23 percent say that they have no religious affiliation.

Advice of the Day

Plant new lawns or reseed thin ones now.

Home Hint of the Day

To get rid of a musty odor in upholstered furniture, spray a deodorant or sprinkle cat litter over the piece. Let it sit for a while, then vacuum. Repeat if necessary.

Word of the Day

The effect of light on the direction of growth of a plant.

Puzzle of the Day

The North Star State.(Name the U.S. state!)


  • Richard III of England –
  • Calvin E. Stowe (professor of biblical studies) –
  • Kate Chopin (author) –


  • Claude Debussy (composer) –
  • John Lee Hooker (singer) –
  • Ray Bradbury (science fiction author) –
  • Norman Schwarzkopf (Army general) –
  • Carl Yastrzemski (baseball player) –
  • Cindy Williams (actress) –
  • Tori Amos (musician) –
  • Ty Burrell (actor) –
  • Kristen Wiig (actress) –
  • James Corden (actor, tv host) –
  • Dua Lipa (singer) –


  • Ann Franklin, sister-in-law of Benjamin, became the first female editor for an American newspaper, the Newport, R.I., Mercury following her husband’s death.–
  • The schooner, America, won an international race sponsored by the Royal Yacht Society in England. This became a traditional international event known as the America’s Cup race–
  • William Sheppard patented a liquid soap (Patent #49561)–
  • U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an automobile–
  • Steven C. Rockefeller married Anne Marie Rasmussen–
  • The Beatles arrived in New York City on their last U.S. tour–
  • Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire strengthened, Kelowna, British Columbia–
  • Masked thieves burst into the Oslo museum and snatched a version of the Edvard Munch masterpiece The Scream and a second Munch painting from the walls as visitors watched in shock–
  • Several earthquakes struck southern Colorado; the largest measuring magnitude-5.3–


  • Damaging frosts from New England to North Carolina–
  • Tornado wound through Middlesex County, MA–
  • Frost damaged crops in the Midwest–
  • Severe frost hit Fort Custer, Montana–
  • A record four hurricanes were observed at one time in the North Atlantic. One of these storms hit the U.S. coast days later, killing 1,000-2,000 people in Georgia and South Carolina.–
  • 1.25” hail fell in Castle Rock, Colorado–

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