Daily Calendar for Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Question of the Day

Is there a best feeding time for fish, and is this also the best time to see deer, rabbits, and other animals?
All fish in all waters — salt or fresh — feed most heavily when the ocean tides are restless, before their turn and in the first hour of ebbing. Fish also feed after sunup for a short while and just before and after sundown. The latter habit also applies to deer, rabbits, and other creatures.

Advice of the Day

Plant corn now or lose a bushel a day past the middle of May.

Home Hint of the Day

To prevent aluminum furniture from marking clothes, clean the furniture by wiping it with paint thinner on a cloth pad. Then place the furniture outdoors and spray on a coat or two of clear lacquer.

Word of the Day

Civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform.

Puzzle of the Day

What sound do porcupines make when they hug?


  • John Brown (abolitionist)
  • J. M. Barrie (author)
  • Henry J. Kaiser (industrialist)
  • Hank Snow (singer)
  • Mike Wallace (journalist)
  • Albert Finney (actor)
  • Candice Bergen (actress)
  • Billy Joel (musician)
  • Rosario Dawson (actress)


  • Nelson Algren (writer)
  • Alice Faye (actress)
  • Alan King (comedian)
  • Lena Horne (actress & singer)


  • Thomas Blood stole the Crown Jewels
  • First American political cartoon debuted in The Pennsylvania Gazette
  • William F. Ford issued patent for stethoscope
  • Hindenburg completed its first flight to the United States
  • Sam and Friends debuted on television
  • Sale of birth control pills approved by FDA
  • 40-pound 4-ounce brown trout caught in Little Red River, Arkansas


  • Boston, Massachusetts, got its first May snow in 107 years
  • An EF1 tornado touched down in Washington, Vermont

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