Daily Almanac for Thursday, February 24, 2022

On this date in 1981, Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Here are Diana and Charles on their wedding day, July 29, 1981. Fair use, https en.wikipedia.org

Question of the Day

We see so many sights in the night sky. Are there any sounds?None. Sound cannot pass through the vacuum of space.

Advice of the Day

St. Matthias’s Day (today) sends sap into the tree.

Home Hint of the Day

Keep track of the paints you’ve used by writing the brand name and color on the back of a light switch plate in each room as you paint the room.

Word of the Day

Chain1 chain=100 links=22 yards

Puzzle of the Day

What vegetables may be reduced to ashes merely by removing a part of them?Squashes

Born

  • Wilhelm Grimm (folklorist) – 1786
  • Winslow Homer (painter) – 1836
  • Chester Nimitz (U.S. fleet admiral) – 1885
  • Philip Knight (co-founder of Nike) – 1938
  • Debra Jo Rupp (actress) – 1951
  • Steve Jobs (computer pioneer) – 1955
  • Eddie Murray (baseball player) – 1956
  • Mike Lowell (baseball player) – 1974
  • Bronson Arroyo (baseball player) – 1977

Died

  • Dinah Shore (singer) – 1994
  • Henny Youngman (vaudevillian who fiddled his way into television and films) – 1998
  • John McMorran (the oldest American man [at the time of his death] died from heart failure) – 2003
  • John Randolph (actor) – 2004
  • Dennis Weaver (actor) – 2006
  • Don Knotts (actor) – 2006
  • Jan Berenstain (co-creator of The Berenstain Bears book series) – 2012
  • Harold Ramis (actor & director) – 2014

Events

  • Thomas Edison married Mina Miller. He wooed the 19 year old woman via Morse code– 1886
  • Thermite explosive first used to break ice jam, Waddington, NY– 1925
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles made by DuPont– 1938
  • When You Wish Upon a Star recorded– 1940
  • Discovery (by Jocelyn Bell) of the first pulsar announced– 1968
  • Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer– 1981
  • Hockey player Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th goal of the season and broke Phil Esposito’s 1971 record– 1982
  • A deadly 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Morocco killing more than 560 people and injured approximately 300 more– 2004
  • Eastern Ontario and western Quebec were shaken by a 4.5 earthquake– 2006
  • Pilots of two planes reported UFO over Arizona– 2018

Weather

  • Brown snow fell in Vermont and New Hampshire. The color was caused by dust blown from storms in the Great Plains.– 1936
  • The temperature in Jacksonville, Florida, plummeted to 24 degrees F– 1989

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