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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Question of the Day

What are the most often played songs or tunes?
We can find the “most recorded” songs and the “most performed” songs. In the United States since 1950, the top three most recorded songs have been “St. Louis Blues,” “Tea for Two,” and “Body and Soul.” The most often performed songs (owned by Broadcast Music) have been “Yesterday,” “Never My Love,” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” All-time world-record sales of single hit recordings are held by “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets, and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles. We couldn’t find proof, but we think the most often played or sung tune is “Happy Birthday.”

Advice of the Day

Don’t work in the garden when plants are wet. This encourages the spread of disease.

Home Hint of the Day

The top hinge bears most of the weight of a door, and may become so worn that the door sags on the hinge and rubs on the threshold. Take the door off, remove the bottom hinge plate (which won’t be so worn) and switch it with the top one.

Word of the Day

Fear of fog or humidity

Puzzle of the Day

The egotistical state. (Abbreviation of a U.S. state)


  • Rachel Jackson (U.S. First Lady)
  • Bill Arp (writer)
  • Edvard Hagerup Grieg (composer)
  • Mario Cuomo (politician)
  • Jim Varney (actor)
  • Jim Belushi (actor)
  • Wade Boggs (baseball player)
  • Helen Hunt (actress)
  • Courteney Cox (actress)
  • Leah Remini (actress)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (actor)


  • James Polk (11th U.S. president)
  • Meredith Willson (composer)
  • Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer)
  • Hume Cronyn (actor)


  • King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta
  • George Washington is appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army by the Continental Congress
  • Arkansas admitted to the Union as the 25th state
  • Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen rubber
  • Oregon Treaty established the 49th parallel as the U.S./British border
  • Jacob Fussell opened the first commercial ice cream factory, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Steamboat General Slocum burst into flames on the East River killing 1,021 people
  • Princess Margaret of Connaught married Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden
  • John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed first nonstop transatlantic flight at Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee/North Carolina) established
  • Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second consecutive no-hit, no-run professional baseball game
  • Singer Judy Garland married Vincente Minnelli
  • The Canadian government announced it would permit color television in Canada
  • Hee Haw premiered on television
  • Richard Weber and Mikhail Malakhov first to walk from Canada to North Pole and back unaided
  • Bob Barker’s final The Price is Right show after 35 years as its host
  • The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup
  • A 30-minute power outage occurred in East Missoula, Montana, when a bald eagle dropped its prey, a fawn, on a nearby power line
  • Aerialist Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls on a high wire, becoming the first tightrope walker to cross the falls in more than a century, and the first to cross at the base of the falls.


  • Killing frost in New Jersey
  • One inch of snow fell in Pennsylvania
  • 14 inches of rain fell in Lake Creek Basin, Texas
  • 5 inches of rain fell in Cadiz, Ohio

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