Daily Almanac for Monday, June 26, 2023

Posted by Esmerelda Emerald Espino

On this date in 1976, the CN Tower, 1,815 ’ high, opened to the public, Toronto, Ontario. Here is the CN Tower as seen from the Toronto City Centre Airport in September 2008, it is currently the world’s 10th tallest free-standing structure. By Wladyslaw, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org


The CN Tower (FrenchTour CN) is a 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in TorontoOntario, Canada. Completed in 1976, it is located in downtown Toronto, built on the former Railway Lands. Its name “CN” referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway’s decision to divest non-core freight railway assets prior to the company’s privatization in 1995, it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for the government’s real estate portfolio.

The CN Tower held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years, from 1975 until 2007, when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa, and was the world’s tallest tower until 2009 when it was surpassed by the Canton Tower. It is currently the tenth-tallest free-standing structure in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure on land in the Western Hemisphere. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.

It is a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline and attracts more than two million international visitors annually. It houses several observation decks, a revolving restaurant at some 350 metres (1,150 ft), and an entertainment complex.


Question of the Day

I have a scratch across my concrete driveway caused by a snowplow. Is there any way to make it less noticeable?

It depends on how deep the scratch is. If it’s not very deep, you may be able to fill it with latex-based caulking. Make sure you wet the adjacent areas of concrete to improve adhesion. Check with your local hardware store about the best caulking product for the job.

Advice of the Day

To choose a fresh mackerel, look for a transparent, silvery hue and no red about the head.

Home Hint of the Day

Don’t wait for the cool days of fall to start your outside paint job. There may be too much rain then. The best time to paint is during a run of decent, hot weather — the heat dries out the wood, which is the way you want it for painting.

Word of the Day


Fear of dirt

Puzzle of the Day

A crystalline substance and a tear. (Use these clues to find the two words that, when combined, form the name of a flower.)

Answer: Snowdrop


  • Arthur Middleton (U.S. statesman, signed U.S. Declaration of Independence) – 
  • Lord Kelvin (physicist, inventor of the Kelvin temperature scale) – 
  • Pearl S. Buck (Nobel prize-winning author, humanitarian) – 
  • Peter Lorre (actor) – 
  • Chris Isaak (singer) – 
  • Sean Hayes (actor) – 
  • Chris O’Donnell (actor) – 
  • Gretchen Wilson (country singer) – 


  • Roy Campanella (baseball player) – 
  • Jay Berwanger (football player, first winner of the Heisman Trophy) – 
  • Strom Thurmond (died at age 100. He was the longest-serving senator in U.S. history) – 
  • Liz Claiborne (fashion designer) – 
  • Norma Lyon (fourth official butter cow sculptor of the Iowa State Fair) – 
  • Nora Ephron (screenwriter & director) – 


  • John Tyler became the first president to marry while in office– 
  • The first boardwalk in the world was completed at the resort town of Atlantic City, NJ– 
  • Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster made its debut– 
  • United Nations charter signed, San Francisco, CA– 
  • Opening ceremonies took place for the St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic– 
  • President John F. Kennedy visited W. Berlin and gave his Ich bin ein Berliner” speech”– 
  • CN Tower, 1,815 ’ high, opened to the public, Toronto, Ontario– 
  • Bob Barker, host of the television game show The Price is Right, was inducted into the Academy of Television and Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame– 


  • Phoenix, Arizona, reached 122 degrees F– 
  • Los Angeles, California, soared to 112 degrees F– 

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