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Daily Calendar for Saturday, October 12, 2024

Question of the Day

Is the soil under oak and pine trees always extremely acid?
Not necessarily. It’s quite likely to be acid, but it should be checked, because acid levels can vary greatly depending on what type of rock is in the soil. Fall is a good time of year to test your soil. If it is acid, it will need lime.

Advice of the Day

He that would have good luck in horses must kiss the parson’s wife.

Home Hint of the Day

Did you run out of glass cleaner? Substitute ammonia, vinegar, or alcohol.

Word of the Day

Moon rides High/runs Low
The Moon is highest above or farthest below the celestial equator.

Puzzle of the Day

Why is it hard to have a conversation with a goat around?
He always butts in!

Born

  • King Edward VI of England –
  • Elmer Sperry (inventor) –
  • Eugenio Montale (poet) –
  • Doris Miller (Navy Cross recipient) –
  • Luciano Pavarotti (opera singer) –
  • Chris Wallace (broadcast journalist) –
  • Hugh Jackman (actor) –
  • Martie Maguire (musician, member of Dixie Chicks) –
  • Kirk Cameron (actor) –
  • Marion Jones (athlete) –

Died

  • Robert E. Lee (American Confederate general) –
  • John Denver (musician) –
  • Wilt Chamberlain (basketball player) –
  • Ray Conniff (bandleader) –
  • Bill Shoemaker (jockey) –

Events

  • Christopher Columbus first saw New World–
  • Bavarian Crown Price Ludwig married Princess Therese of Hildburghausen in Munich. Their wedding celebration lasted for days, and became a yearly tradition known today as β€œOktoberfest.”–
  • An iron lung respirator used for the first time in Boston, MA–
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show made its television debut. Burns and Allen had been on the radio since 1935–
  • Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson won Nobel Peace Prize–
  • U.S.S.R.’s Voskhod 1 launched–
  • The U.S. Navy concluded its Sealab II program, in which teams of aquanauts lived and worked in a capsule submerged off the California coast–
  • 19th Summer Olympic games began, Mexico City, Mexico–
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, the Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, premieres in New York–
  • Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize–

Weather

  • The Columbus Day β€œBig Blow” in Oregon and Washington brought 100 mph winds, damaging trees and killing 48 people–

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