Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Question of the Day

What is the hottest time of day? 3 P.M., or noon?

The hottest time is around 3 p.m. Heat continues building up after noon, when the sun is highest in the sky, as long as more heat is arriving at the earth than leaving. By 3 p.m. or so, the sun is low enough in the sky for outgoing heat to be greater than incoming. However, it is essential to note that sometimes the hottest time is earlier because a weather system moves in with cool air early in the day.

While the temperature is certainly an indicator of our comfort, it is also important to monitor the heat index (a measure of temperature and humidity). Learn more about the heat index and how it affects you.

Advice of the Day

The smoke from rue and bitter almonds will repel wild cats.

Home Hint of the Day

If you decide to paint your wood floor, choose an alkyd-resin paint. This is a good finish for floors that get a lot of traffic.

Word of the Day

Vanishing Tide
A mixed tide of considerable inequality in the two highs and two lows, so that the lower high (or higher low) may become indistinct or appear to vanish.

Puzzle of the Day

Emblem of majesty am I, which β€œshows force of temporal power,” but twist me about and I become a thing which makes even monarchs cower. (What word fits the first clue, but when rearranged, fits the second?)

Scepter - specter


  • Richard Jordan Gatling (inventor) –
  • Charles Dudley Warner (editor) –
  • The Viscount Willingdon (Canadian Governor General 1926-1931) –
  • H.L. Mencken (journalist) –
  • Alfred A. Knopf (publisher) –
  • Ben Shahn (painter) –
  • Barry White (singer) –
  • Amy Yasbeck (actress) –
  • Paul Walker (actor) –
  • Benjamin McKenzie (actor) –
  • Yao Ming (basketball player) –
  • Jennifer Hudson (actress and singer) –
  • Emmy Rossum (actress) –


  • William Boyd (actor) –
  • Anthony Perkins (actor) –
  • Raymond Burr (actor) –
  • John Hollman (CNN newscaster) –
  • Johnny Cash (singer) –


  • Henry Hudson began exploration of what is later to be named the Hudson River–
  • Astronomer Charles Messier cataloged the Crab Nebula–
  • A whale followed a boat to the Montreal harbor–
  • Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning–
  • John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island–
  • Lassie made its television debut–
  • Bonanza made its television debut–
  • Luna 2 spacecraft launched–
  • U.S. President Kennedy delivered Moon speech, Rice University, Houston, Texas–
  • The Monkees debuted on television–
  • Astronauts Jan Davis and Mark Lee became the first married couple in space during a shuttle mission–
  • Hong Kong Disneyland opened–


  • Hot, dry winds caused tree foliage to crumble in east Kansas–
  • Hurricane Donna made landfall on central Long Island, then tracked across New England, with winds reaching 140 mph at the Blue Hills Observatory in Milton, Massachusetts, and 130 mph on Block Island, Rhode Island–

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