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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Question of the Day

How did the custom of the handshake originate?
This custom started in medieval times. The world was an unsavory place back then, and people often concealed weapons in their hands. The handshake was a way of affirming that neither you nor the person you were greeting was carrying anything intended to harm. Over time, it evolved into a polite greeting.

Advice of the Day

To avoid dying, if you hear a dog howl at night, reach under the bed and turn over a shoe.

Home Hint of the Day

To catch fleas, place a shallow pan filled with water and a little dishwashing liquid in the room that's infested. At night leave just one lamp on and focus it right over the pan. The fleas will jump at the light and fall into the dish. Continue the treatment for 2 weeks.

Word of the Day

Clodhopper
A rude, rustic fellow.

Puzzle of the Day

What is the difference between a locomotive and a hound?
One runs on the track, and the other tracks on the run.

Born

  • Anders Celsius(astronomer)
  • Joseph Sanford Mack(trucking executive)
  • Vito Genovese(criminal)
  • James Agee(writer)
  • Buffalo Bob Smith(entertainer, Howdy Doody host)
  • Bruce Lee(martial artist & actor)
  • Jimi Hendrix(musician)
  • Caroline Bouvier Kennedy(daughter of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy)
  • Fisher Stevens(actor)
  • Michael Vartan(actor)

Died

  • Alexandre Dumas fils(author)
  • Baby Face Nelson(gangster)
  • Eugene O'Neil(playwright)
  • Lotte Lenya(actress)

Events

  • Shakespeare got a license to marry Anne Hathaway
  • The American Statistical Association founded in Boston
  • Spectacular Andromedid meteor storm, 13,000 per hour
  • Penn. Station opened in New York City
  • C.A.R.E. founded
  • Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scored 18 baskets in a row
  • In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by former supervisor Dan White
  • Microsoft's Internet Explorer 2.0 was released, starting the first browser war (with Netscape's Navigator)

Weather

  • The Portland Storm brought 27 inches of snow to New London, Connecticut
  • 0.5" snow began falling in northern Florida
  • Tallahassee, Florida, experienced freezing temperatures, with a low of 20 degrees F
  • A blizzard with lightning struck parts of South Dakota

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