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Daily Calendar for Friday, October 25, 2024

Question of the Day

What is the weather proverb regarding crows and rain?
In the pages of our old Almanacs, we found this one: β€œCrow on the fence, rain will go hence. Crow on the ground, rain will come down.”

Advice of the Day

Stand on your head underwater to cure a cold.

Home Hint of the Day

To avoid termite attacks, make sure that wooden siding and other wooden structural elements do not come into contact with the soil. A distance of 18 inches between soil and house parts is fairly standard today.

Word of the Day

Elongation
The difference in degrees between the celestial longitudes of a planet and the Sun. Greatest Elongation (Gr. Elong.): The greatest apparent distance of a planet from the Sun, as seen from Earth.

Puzzle of the Day

How does the transposition of the parts of a word express the difference between a welcome and a wish for your departure?
Wel-fare and fare-well.

Died

  • Geoffrey Chaucer (poet) –
  • Ariel Durant (historian) –
  • Vincent Price (actor) –
  • Sen. Paul Wellstone (Minnesota congressman) –
  • Richard Harris (actor) –
  • Nigel Davenport (actor) –

Born

  • Johann Strauss, the Younger (composer; The Blue Danube) –
  • Georges Bizet (composer) –
  • John Francis Dodge (manufacturer) –
  • Pablo Picasso (Spanish painter ) –
  • Minnie Pearl (comedienne & singer) –
  • John Berryman (poet) –
  • Marion Ross (actress) –
  • Anne Tyler (author) –
  • Ed Robertson (musician) –
  • Pedro Martinez (baseball pitcher) –
  • Katy Perry (singer) –
  • Ciara (singer) –

Events

  • George III became King of Great Britain–
  • Leslie L. Curtis granted a U.S. patent for an air brush device–
  • S.S. Princess Sophia sank near Juneau, Alaska–
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Monument established in New Mexico–
  • Archibald J. Turner was granted a patent for a football shoulder pad–
  • Ken Jennings passed the $2 million mark on Jeopardy!, shattering his previous $1 million record set July 13, 2004–
  • Hideki Okajima of the Boston Red Sox became the first Japanese-born pitcher to play in a World Series game–

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