Daily Calendar for Friday, September 15, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, September 15, 2023

Rosh Hashanah  begins at sundown on this day. Literally β€œHead of the Year” in Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah is the beginning (first two days) of the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or β€œDays of Awe,” ending 10 days later with Yom Kippur. This two-day festival marks the anniversary of human’s creationβ€”and the special relationship between humans and God, the creator.

Observed each year on the third Friday in September, this is a time for Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have been prisoners of war (POW) or are still missing in action (MIA). It is also a time to recognize how difficult this is for their families, to honor their courage, and to offer support. The day also serves to renew the commitment to account for all those missing from past wars and conflicts, and to work toward locating the remains of fallen soldiers and returning them home for burial.

Question of the Day

We have a bread box that is lined with wood. How can I get the smell of the wood out of the box?
Put a few drops of vanilla extract in a cup of water and mix. Apply this mixture to the interior by rubbing hard with a rag.

Advice of the Day

Wisdom is oftimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

Home Hint of the Day

Furnaces should be checked and cleaned each year by a professional. Improved efficiency will lead to fuel savings that will more than cover the cleaning cost.

Word of the Day

Semidiurnal Tide
A tide with one high water and one low water every half day. East Coast tides, for example, are semidiurnal, with two highs and two lows during a tidal day of approximately 24 hours.

Puzzle of the Day

In schools I’m met with every day; transposed you’ve stories fraught with wonder; again transposed, I’m small, you’ll say; and again, you’ll learn to rob and plunder. (What word fits the first clue, and when rearranged, fits the others?)

Slate - tales - least - steal


  • Andre Le Notre (landscape architect) –
  • Robert Penn Warren (poet) –
  • Johnny Ramone (guitarist and co-founder of The Ramones) –


  • James Fenimore Cooper (author) –
  • Alexander Roberts Dunn (Victoria Cross recipient) –
  • William Howard Taft (27th U.S. president) –
  • Bruno Walter (symphony conductor) –
  • Agatha Christie (author) –
  • Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children’s classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal) –
  • Bobby Short (jazz musician) –
  • Murray Gell-Mann (physicist) –
  • Tomie dePaola (children’s author, illustrator) –
  • Merlin Olsen (football player) –
  • Oliver Stone (director) –
  • Tommy Lee Jones (actor) –
  • Dan Marino (football player) –
  • Tom Dolan (Olympic gold medalist) –
  • Dave Annable (actor) –
  • Ben Schwartz (actor and comedian) –
  • Prince Harry (youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana) –


  • British troops occupied New York–
  • The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State–
  • Orville Wright made first turn with airplane in air–
  • A milch goat show started at the Rochester Industrial Exposition in New York state–
  • The Lone Ranger TV series debuted with American Clayton Moore and Canadian Jay Silverheels–
  • Bomb killed four girls in a Birmingham, Alabama, church that was popular for civil rights meetings–
  • Greenpeace, an environmental organization, was founded.–
  • 113 lb. 1-oz. black drum caught, Lewes, Delaware–
  • 22 lb. 7-oz. summer flounder caught, Montauk, New York–
  • First successful portable MP3 player debuted–
  • Earth received the last radio signals from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, at 7:55 a.m. EDT. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 7 years to reach Saturn. There, it spent 13 years gathering data about the planet and its moons, until the craft’s fuel was almost exhausted. Its mission ended when operators purposely had it dive into Saturn’s atmosphere to disintegrate.–


  • The temperature in Wilmington, Vermont, was 27 degrees F–

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