Daily Almanac for Sunday, August 21, 2022

On this date in 2012, The Young and the Restless shot its 10,000th episode (courtesy Bell Dramatic Serial Company)


The Young and the Restless (often abbreviated as Y&R) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictionalized version of Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. The show expanded to one-hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing previous episodes weeknights on SOAPnet until 2013, when it moved to TVGN (now Pop). As of July 1, 2013, Pop still airs previous episodes on weeknights. The series is also syndicated internationally.

The Young and the Restless originally focused on two core families: the wealthy Brooks family and the working class Foster family. After a series of recasts and departures in the early 1980s, all the original characters except Jill Foster Abbott were written out. Bell replaced them with new core families, the Abbotts and the Williamses. Over the years, other families such as the Newman family, the Barber/Winters family, and the Baldwin-Fishers were introduced. Despite these changes, one of its most enduring storylines was the four-decade feud between Jill Abbott and Katherine Chancellor, the longest rivalry on any American soap opera.

Since its television debut, The Young and the Restless has won 11 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. It is also currently the highest-rated daytime drama on American television, a rank it has held for 32 years as of the end of the 2019–20 season. As of 2008, it had appeared at the top of the weekly Nielsen ratings in that category for more than 1,000 weeks since 1988. As of December 12, 2013, according to Nielsen ratings, The Young and the Restless marked an unprecedented 1,300 weeks, or 25 years, as the highest-rated daytime drama. The serial is also a sister series to The Bold and the Beautiful, as several actors have crossed over between shows. The serial aired its 12,500th episode on May 1, 2022. Currently, the series has been renewed by CBS to run through the 2023–2024 television season.


Question of the Day

What was the Great American Eclipse?

The “Great American Eclipse” was a total solar eclipse visible from North America on August 21, 2017. It began at 11:47 A.M. EDT and ended at 5:04 P.M. All regions of North America were able to view a partial eclipse at some point during this time span (exact times depended on specific locations). The total eclipse was viewable for up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds at most and was visible only along a narrow path running southeastward from Oregon to South Carolina and crossing through parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Cities that experienced totality include Salem, OR; Lincoln, NE; Kansas City, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, MO; Nashville, TN; and Columbia and Charleston, SC. The next total solar eclipse visible from North America will occur in 2024.

Advice of the Day

Everybody is wise after the event.

Home Hint of the Day

It’s best not to clean cast-iron pots and pans with soap. Cast iron is porous, and it will absorb soap particles.

Word of the Day


A recording barometer.

Puzzle of the Day

The Bluegrass State.(Name the U.S. state!)



  • Asher Brown Durand (American painter) – 1796
  • Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator) – 1872
  • Count Basie (bandleader) – 1904
  • Christopher Robin Milne (A. A. Milne’s son who he modeled Christopher Robin after in the Winnie the Pooh stories) – 1920
  • Princess Margaret (younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II) – 1930
  • Wilt Chamberlain (basketball player) – 1936
  • Kenny Rogers (singer) – 1938
  • Clarence Williams, III (actor) – 1939
  • Kim Cattrall (actress) – 1956
  • Jim McMahon (football player) – 1959
  • Carrie-Anne Moss (actress) – 1967
  • Hayden Panettiere (actress) – 1989


  • Ernest Lawrence Thayer (poet) – 1940
  • Charles Eames (designer & architect) – 1978
  • Ray-Bernice Eames (designer) – 1988


  • The American Bar Association was founded– 1878
  • William S. Burroughs received a patent for an adding machine– 1888
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia– 1911
  • Arthur R. Eldred became the first Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America– 1912
  • United Nations building opened in New York City– 1950
  • Family claimed home invaded by goblin-like space creatures, Kelly, KY– 1955
  • Hawaii became the U.S.’s fiftieth state– 1959
  • Executive Order for a 50-star U.S. flag issued– 1959
  • Gemini 5 was launched and went on to break a record, spending eight days in space– 1965
  • Four men possibly abducted by UFO, Allagash waterway, Maine– 1976
  • The Young and the Restless shot its 10,000th episode– 2012


  • Deadly tornado hit Wilmington Delaware– 1888
  • Tornado hit Tyler, Michigan– 1918
  • The temperature in Fayetteville, North Carolina, reached a record high 110 degrees F– 1983
  • Hurricane Dean hit the Caribbean coast of Mexico as a Category 5 hurricane– 2007
  • Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in Florida for the third time in a week. Fay was the fourth storm in history to make landfall as a tropical storm three times.– 2008
  • Deadly tornado struck Goderich, Ontario– 2011

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