Daily Almanac for Saturday, July 30, 2022

On this date in 1955, Mister Roberts premiered. Promtional poster for Mister Roberts in1955. By Bill Gold, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org


Mister Roberts is a 1955 American Warner color in Cinema Scopecomedy-drama film directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, and featuring an all-star cast including Henry Fonda as Mister Roberts, James Cagney as Captain Morton, William Powell (in his final film appearance) as Doc, and Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver. Based on the 1946 novel and 1948 Broadway play, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Sound, Recording (William A. Mueller), with Jack Lemmon winning the award for Best Supporting Actor.


Question of the Day

Where can I obtain daily pollen and other environmental allergen counts?

Many weather-related Web sites have pollen maps. Try searching for one from a local radio or television station. One other to try is this pollen Web site.http://www.weather.com/activities/health/allergies/?from=b_homeverticallinker

Advice of the Day

After bloom, divide lilies, irises, and poppies. Replant using compost and bonemeal.

Home Hint of the Day

To season a cast-iron pot, boil potato peelings in it for 1 hour.

Word of the Day


Hoisted as high as the tackle will admit; brought close together, as the two blocks of a tackle in hoisting.

Puzzle of the Day

They kept on the (Blank) so as to (Blank) their position when required. (The two 5-letter words to fill the blanks share the same letters.)

1) alert 2) alter


  • Giorgio Vasari (artist) – 1511
  • Emily Brontë (novelist) – 1818
  • Henry Ford (industrialist) – 1863
  • Robert Rutherford McCormick (newspaper editor) – 1880
  • Casey Stengel (baseball player) – 1890
  • Henry Moore (sculptor) – 1898
  • Paul Anka (singer) – 1941
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor & politician) – 1947
  • Delta Burke (actress) – 1956
  • Kate Bush (singer) – 1958
  • Laurence Fishburne (actor) – 1961
  • Alton Brown (television host) – 1962
  • Lisa Kudrow (actress) – 1963
  • Vivica A. Fox (actress) – 1964
  • Tom Green (actor & comedian) – 1971
  • Christine Taylor (actress) – 1971
  • Hilary Swank (actress) – 1974


  • Lynn Fontanne (actress) – 1983
  • Lane Frost (bull rider) – 1989
  • Buffalo Bob Smith (actor and puppeteer, best known for Howdy Doody) – 1998
  • Sam Phillips (rock’n’roll pioneer, Sun Records founder, and the man who discovered Elvis and also launched the careers of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King) – 2003
  • Ingmar Bergman (filmmaker) – 2007
  • Michelangelo Antonioni (director) – 2007


  • Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was first to observe what we now know are Saturn’s rings– 1610
  • First legislative assembly in America, the House of Burgesses, convened at Jamestown, VA– 1619
  • Caspar Wistar began operation of the first successful glass factory in America, in Allowaystown, New Jersey– 1739
  • Malden Island was discovered– 1825
  • Hawaii’s first English-language newspaper published– 1836
  • New York Yacht Club founded– 1844
  • The Olympic Games of Los Angeles, celebrating the tenth Olympiad of the modern era, opened– 1932
  • Japanese warships sank the USS Indianapolis, killing over 800 seamen (WW II)– 1945
  • Elvis Presley made his debut performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis, TN– 1954
  • Mister Roberts premiered– 1955
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs– 1965
  • Apollo 15 landed on the Moon– 1971
  • Jake, a 65-pound golden retriever, was the only non-human in the 10th annual 1.25-mile swim from Alcatraz island to the San Francisco shore. The 4-year-old dog swam across the water in just under 42 minutes, finishing 72nd out of the more than 500 swimmers. Organizers say it was the first known crossing by a dog– 2005
  • In Bethel, Maine, the largest snowwoman (122 feet, 1 inch tall) melted completely– 2008


  • During Tropical Storm Brenda, 4.5 inches of rain fell in 11 hours on New York City– 1960
  • 107 degrees F in Portland, Oregon– 1965

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