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Daily Calendar for Friday, August 23, 2024

Question of the Day

Can I use sawdust from plywood as mulch in my garden?
No, it’s not recommended. The glues used in plywood may be formaldehyde-based and would not be good for your plants or vegetables — or for you after you eat them. Better to be safe than sorry.

Advice of the Day

To relieve sunburn, steep 2 ounces dried rosemary in 2 cups water and add it to your bath.

Home Hint of the Day

To remove road tar or tree sap from your car’s finish, soak a rag in boiled linseed oil and leave it on the dirty spot for several minutes. Then wash as usual.

Word of the Day

Phenology
The study of natural periodic events in the life-cycle of plants (and animals).

Puzzle of the Day

The Magnolia State.(Name the U.S. state!)
Mississippi

Born

  • King Louis XVI of France –
  • Oliver Perry (naval hero) –
  • Edgar Lee Masters (poet) –
  • Gene Kelly (dancer & actor) –
  • Barbara Eden (actress) –
  • River Phoenix (actor) –
  • Scott Caan (actor) –
  • Kobe Bryant (basketball player) –
  • Mike Yastrzemski (baseball player) –

Died

  • Alexander Wilson (ornithologist) –
  • Oliver Perry (naval hero) –
  • Rudolph Valentino (actor) –
  • Oscar Hammerstein II (lyricist) –
  • Hoyt Wilhelm (baseball player, first relief pitcher ever elected to the baseball hall of fame) –
  • Bobby Bonds (baseball player) –
  • Marion Hargrove (G.I. whose account of Army basic training, See Here, Private Hargrove, became a best seller in 1942 and turned him into a World War II celebrity) –

Events

  • In London, the first one-way street was established–
  • Emmanuel Allen last enslaved person sold in Canada –
  • Fannie Farmer opened a cooking school in Boston, MA–
  • Marseilles liberated–
  • Ranger I lunar probe launched–
  • U.S. Lunar Orbiter 1 took famed photo of Earth from Moon’s orbit–
  • Jenny Thompson swam 100-meter butterfly in 57.88 seconds–
  • An 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Virginia, caused buildings to be evacuated across Washington, D.C., and New York City. The quake was felt as far south as Chapel Hill, North Carolina.–
  • Two-pound blue lobster caught off Pine Point in Scarborough, Maine–

Weather

  • A major hurricane made landfall over Nags Head, North Carolina; tracked into Chesapeake Bay; and had wind gusts up to 88 mph in Norfolk, Virginia–
  • Storm formed that later became Hurricane Katrina–

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