Daily Almanac for Sunday, March 3, 2024

By Lady Houston

Singer Camila Cabello, born in 1997, is 27 today. Here she is in 2020. By Condé Nast (through Vogue Taiwan), CC BY 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org


Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (/kəˈmlə kəˈb/; Latin American Spanish: [ˈkaɾla kaˈmila kaˈβeʝo esˈtɾabao]; born March 3, 1997) is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to prominence as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, which became one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. While in Fifth Harmony, Cabello began to establish herself as a solo artist with the release of the collaborations “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, the latter reaching number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. She left the group in late 2016.

Her debut studio album, Camila (2018), reached number one on the US Billboard 200. The Latin music–influenced pop album was critically well-received and earned a Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Its lead single “Havana” topped the charts in several countries, including Australia, the US and UK, and the follow-up single “Never Be the Same” reached the top ten in multiple countries. Cabello’s 2019 duet with Mendes, “Señorita“, became her second single to top the Billboard Hot 100. Her second studio album, Romance (2019), included her collab with Mendes and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, with the single “My Oh My” peaking at number 12 on the Hot 100, and inside the top ten in multiple countries.

In 2021, Cabello starred as the title character from the film Cinderella. She subsequently released her third studio album Familia in April 2022, with the lead single “Don’t Go Yet” released in July 2021. The second single from Familia, “Bam Bam“, reached the top five of the Billboard Global 200 Chart, Cabello’s highest entry and peaked inside the top ten in several countries; it also peaked at 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. Familia peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, number 9 in the UK and number 6 in Canada.

Cabello has amassed billions of streams on music platforms, and “Havana” became the best-selling digital single of 2018, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Cabello’s awards include two Latin Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and one Billboard Music Award.


Question of the Day

Why is it that wind makes a “whistling” noise as it blows “through” the windows when it is very cold outside, but it makes no sound when it is warm?

It’s the wind speed that causes the whistling, not the temperature. Strong, even gale-force, winds are far more likely to occur during the winter, when it is cold. Warm weather usually brings gentler breezes—and open windows!

Advice of the Day

Well begun is half done.

Home Hint of the Day

Think twice about choosing aluminum siding if you live by the sea; corrosion is a problem in such areas.

Word of the Day

Perigean Tide

A monthly tide of increased range that occurs when the Moon is at perigee (closest to Earth).

Puzzle of the Day

Why is the inside of everything so mysterious?

Because we cannot make it out.


  • Madeleine de Verchères (Canadian military heroine who in 1692, at age 14, defended her family’s fort, Fort Verchères, in New France ) – 
  • George Mortimer Pullman (industrialist; designed luxury railroad cars) – 
  • Alexander Graham Bell (inventor) – 
  • Jean Harlow (actress) – 
  • Arnold Newman (photographer) – 
  • James Montgomery Doohan (actor, linguist) – 
  • Perry Ellis (fashion designer) – 
  • Miranda Richardson (actress) – 
  • Herschel Walker (football player) – 
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (heptathlon athlete; Olympic gold medalist) – 
  • Jessica Biel (actress) – 
  • Camila Cabello (singer) – 


  • Lou Costello (actor & comedian) – 
  • Danny Kaye (actor) – 
  • Arthur Murray (dance teacher) – 
  • Fred Friendly (documentary producer) – 
  • Hank Ballard (singer and songwriter who wrote and recorded The Twist in 1958 which later was recorded by Chubby Checker) – 
  • James Ludlow Elliot (astronomer who discovered the rings of Uranus) – 


  • First U.S. foreign aid bill authorized $50,000 for relief of victims of an earthquake in Venezuela– 
  • The Missouri Compromise was passed by U.S. Congress, with President James Monroe signing it on March 6. The legislation designated that Maine would be admitted to the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. (Maine became a state on March 15, 1820; Missouri became a state on August 10, 1821.) – 
  • Florida admitted to the Union as the 27th state– 
  • Serfs were emancipated in Russia– 
  • National Academy of Sciences signed into existence by Abraham Lincoln to advise the government on scientific and technical issues– 
  • Carmen, by Georges Bizet, premiered in Paris– 
  • First organized ice hockey match, Montreal, Canada– 
  • Belva Ann Bennet Lockwood became first woman to try a case before the U.S. Supreme Court– 
  • Anne Sullivan began teaching deaf/blind Helen Keller– 
  • The U.S. Steel Corp. was formed– 
  • Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, began taking prisoners’ fingerprints– 
  • The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA, was founded– 
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed by Russia and the Central Powers– 
  • First international airmail delivery was made from Vancouver, BC, to Seattle, WA– 
  • The Star-Spangled Banner was officially designated U.S. national anthem– 
  • First annual meeting of General Wildlife Federation (later, NWF), 1937.– 
  • Puerto Rico became a U.S. commonwealth, with autonomy in internal affairs– 
  • First fatal jetliner accident occured when a Canadian plane crashed in Karachi, Pakistan– 
  • Pioneer 4, first U.S. spacecraft to orbit Sun, launched– 
  • Apollo 9 spacecraft launched from Cape Kennedy– 
  • Pierre Trudeau replaced Joe Clark as prime minister of Canada– 
  • Steve Fossett became the first person to fly around the world solo without stopping or refueling, safely touching down in his custom-built plane 67 hours after taking off– 
  • A 50-pound 6-ounce smallmouth buffalo fish was caught in Lake Fork, Texas– 


  • Savannah, Georgia, received 10 inches of snow– 
  • F5 “Candlestick Park” tornado struck Jackson, Mississippi– 


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