Daily Almanac for Tuesday, August 16, 2022

On this date Volume 1, Issue 1 of Sports Illustrated, first issue, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. By https si.com, Fair use, https en.wikipedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Sports Illustrated (SI) is an American sports magazine first published in August 1954. It is owned by Authentic Brands Group and licensed to The Arena Group (formerly “The Maven”), which operates the publication.[4]

It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is also known for its annual swimsuit issue, which has been published since 1964, and has spawned other complementary media works and products.

COVER HISTORY

The following list contains the athletes with most covers.

The magazine’s cover is the basis of a sports myth known as the Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx.

TODAY’S ALMANAC

Bennington Battle Day (Vt.)

In 1777 British general John Burgoyne sent 700 men to Bennington, Vermont, where 2,600 colonial troops were guarding a storehouse containing war supplies. American general John Stark met the British; killed their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum; and killed or imprisoned nearly all the British soldiers. The Bennington battle led to the British surrender at Saratoga, New York, in October.

Question of the Day

I’m having trouble with earwigs in my garden. Should I spray them with something?

Earwigs are attracted to hay, paper, or moss. Try hanging a small, inverted plastic pot on a stick or stake. Stuff the pot with hay, paper, or moss. The earwigs will crawl up into these materials and out of your garden. Rarely are there enough earwigs to cause your plants harm.

Advice of the Day

Look for a thing till you find it, and you’ll not lose your labor.

Home Hint of the Day

To keep slugs out of your garden, fill shallow pans with beer and place them in the garden with the rims flush to the ground. When the slugs go for a drink, they’ll drown.

Word of the Day

Diurnal

Daily; refers to events which recur every 24 hours, such as a daily temperature cycle.

Puzzle of the Day

The Gem State.(Name the U.S. state!)

Idaho

Born

  • Gabriel Lippmann (physicist) – 1845
  • Menachem Begin (Prime Minister of Israel) – 1913
  • Lesley Ann Warren (actress) – 1946
  • Madonna (singer) – 1958
  • Angela Bassett (actress) – 1958
  • Timothy Hutton (actor) – 1960
  • Steve Carell (actor) – 1963
  • Vanessa Carlton (singer) – 1980
  • Evanna Lynch (actress; plays Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter films) – 1991

Died

  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (chemist) – 1899
  • Babe Ruth (baseball player) – 1948
  • Margaret Mitchell (author) – 1949
  • Elvis Presley (entertainer) – 1977
  • Phil Leeds (actor) – 1998
  • Emma Didlake (oldest known U.S. veteran at the time of death; she was 110) – 2015
  • Aretha Franklin (singer, known as the Queen of Soul) – 2018

Events

  • The Battle of Camden fought in South Carolina– 1780
  • Siamese twins arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, to start U.S. tour– 1829
  • U.S. President John Tyler vetoed a bill calling for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States– 1841
  • U.S. President James Buchanan and Queen Victoria exchanged greetings by telegraph to celebrate the laying of the transatlantic cable– 1858
  • Trade between Union and Confederate states prohibited– 1861
  • Gold is discovered in Rabbit Creek in the Yukon Territory, Canada, starting the Klondike Gold Rush– 1896
  • U.S./Canadian Migratory Bird Treaty signed– 1916
  • In a pool at Manhattan Beach, New York, Ethelda Bleibtrey swam against Fanny Durack of Australia, winning the race and a place on the United States Olympic team for the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium. She and her teammates were the first American women to swim in the Olympics.– 1919
  • First Delaware Memorial bridge opened– 1951
  • Volume 1, Issue 1 of Sports Illustrated published– 1954
  • From 102,800 feet, Joe Kittinger free-fell 4 minutes, 36 seconds over New Mexico– 1960
  • 5-pound 15-ounce Arctic grayling caught in Katseyedie River, Northwest Territories– 1967
  • Northern hogsucker weighed in at one pound fifteen ounces, making Minnesota state fishing record– 1982
  • Element 110 named darmstadtium”“– 2003
  • The Texas Rangers turned a rare 5-4 triple play against the Los Angeles Angels, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. It was major league baseball’s first triple play without retiring the batter since June 3, 1912.– 2018

Weather

  • Rain delayed the start of the Battle of Bennington– 1777
  • A hurricane struck along the northeast coast– 1879
  • 106 degrees F in Nashville, Tennessee– 2007

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