Daily Almanac for Monday, April 24, 2022

On this date in 1901,New York became first state to require auto license plates– 1901. New York License Plate (Public Domain)

TODAY’S ALMANAC

Question of the Day

How does a person get rid of slugs?First, trap them. Go out to the garden in the late afternoon and lay boards or pieces of cardboard on the bare soil around your plantings. In the morning, turn over the boards and scrape the hiding slugs into a large yogurt or cottage cheese container. Cover and place in the freezer for three hours. When they’re frozen stiff, dump them on your compost pile.

Advice of the Day

Do not let any sweet-talking woman beguile your good sense with fascinations of her shape. It’s your barn she’s after. — Hesiod

Home Hint of the Day

If your lawn is troubled by summer dry spells, add clover seed in the spring. Follow instructions on the seed package. Later on, clover will help keep your lawn green during hot, dry weather.

Word of the Day

SirenOne of three sea nymphs, — or, according to some writers, of two, — said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction.

Puzzle of the Day

What is the biggest ant in the world?A gi-ant!

Born

  • Ella Fitzgerald (singer) – 1917
  • Melissa Hayden (ballerina) – 1923
  • Al Pacino (actor) – 1940
  • Talia Shire (actress) – 1946
  • Hank Azaria (actor) – 1964
  • Renee Zellweger (actress) – 1969
  • Jason Lee (actor) – 1970

Died

  • Ginger Rogers (dancer & actress) – 1995
  • Lisa Left Eye” Lopes” (rap artist) – 2002
  • Bobby Boris” Pickett” (singer best known for the Billboard hit Monster Mash) – 2007
  • Bea Arthur (actress) – 2009

Events

  • New York became first state to require auto license plates– 1901
  • The first guide dog, Buddy, was presented to Morris Frank– 1928
  • First circus telecast– 1940
  • United Negro College Fund was incorporated– 1944
  • The board game Scrabble trademark was registered– 1950
  • St. Lawrence Seaway completed. (It was dedicated on June 26.)– 1959
  • “Purple People Bridge” reopened, Cincinnati– 2003
  • A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 8,000 people– 2015

Weather

  • New York City had 3 inches of snow– 1875
  • 118 degrees F, Volcano Springs, CA– 1898
  • In Michigan, a 70 mph wind picked up a 6-pound Chihuahua and blew her out of sight– 2009
  • The temperature in Concord, New Hampshire, reached 90 degrees setting a new state record for this date– 2009
  • A large tornado outbreak (about 362 twisters) began that lasted into April 28 and affected eastern U.S. and southern Canada– 2011

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