Daily Almanac for Saturday, April 30, 2022

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Jeffrey Allan Feagles (born March 7, 1966) is a former American football punter who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twenty-two seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 1988, and most recently played for the New York Giants.

Feagles is known for using the “coffin corner” punt. He earned Pro Bowl selections in 1995 and 2008 and won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII over the Patriots. Feagles, the most durable punter in NFL history, officially announced his retirement on April 30, 2010. Feagles attended Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In his 22 season career, Feagles never missed a game, which is an unmatched record.

TODAY’S ALMANAC

Question of the Day

We often hear the expression “brinksmanship.” Does this mean diplomacy to the brink of war or sanctions?Brinksmanship was a term used by Adlai Stevenson in the 1950s in his criticism of the policies of then Secretary of State John Foster Dulles; Stevenson believed Dulles’ methods would lead the United States to the brink of war. The word is still used in this context.

Advice of the Day

Add a few tablespoons of vinegar to dishwater to cut grease and leave dishes sparkling.

Home Hint of the Day

If you reuse old timbers, hammer nails and spikes back through the timbers, then pull them out with a wrecking bar. To save time switching between tools, convert two into one. Cut off the end of a hammer head with a power hacksaw, then weld it to a wrecking bar.

Word of the Day

StinkpotAn earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, — sometimes used in boarding an enemy’s vessel.

Puzzle of the Day

You throw away the outside. You cook the inside. You eat the outside. You throw away the inside. What am I?Corn on the cob.

Born

  • David Thompson (explorer) – 1770
  • John Crowe Ransom (poet) – 1888
  • Simon Kuznets (economist) – 1901
  • Edith Margaret Fowke (folklorist) – 1913
  • Cloris Leachman (actress) – 1926
  • Willie Nelson (country singer) – 1933
  • Jill Clayburgh (actress) – 1944
  • Annie Dillard (author) – 1945
  • Perry King (actor) – 1948
  • Isiah Thomas (basketball player) – 1961
  • Kirsten Dunst (actress) – 1982

Died

  • Sarah Josepha Hale (first woman magazine editor in the United States, poet) – 1879
  • Casey Jones (railroad engineer, died at the throttle, slowing down his crashing Cannonball trying to save passengers’ lives) – 1900
  • Adolf Hitler (committed suicide) – 1945
  • Agnes Moorehead (actress) – 1974
  • Muddy Waters (musician) – 1983
  • Tom Poston (actor) – 2007
  • Ling Ling (Japan’s oldest giant panda) – 2008

Events

  • Marguerite Bourgeoys opened the first school in Montreal, Quebec– 1658
  • George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. president– 1789
  • The United States Department of the Navy was established– 1798
  • The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the country– 1803
  • Louisiana was admitted to the Union as the 18th state– 1812
  • U.S. patent #2,000,000 issued– 1935
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to appear on television– 1939
  • USS Peto first sub to be launched sideways, Manitowoc, Wisconsin– 1942
  • Law passed to have name of Boulder Dam restored to Hoover Dam– 1947
  • Monica Seles was stabbed by a deranged fan of Steffi Graf– 1993
  • Jeff Feagles of the New York Giants announced his retirement. He played a league record of 352 consecutive games.– 2010

Weather

  • A tornado in Minnesota killed 16 and injured 100– 1967
  • For the first time in its record-keeping history, Oklahoma City passed the month of April without a single thunderstorm– 1989

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