Daily Calendar for Monday, September 25, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Monday, September 25, 2023

Question of the Day

How are marshmallows made, and where did they come from?
Marshmallows apparently came from France, where cooks made a confection called pate de Guimauve from the juice of a plant called the marshmallow. The sticky juice of the plant was mixed with eggs and sugar, then beaten to a foam. The marshmallows we buy today no longer make use of the marshmallow plant. Instead, they are made of beaten egg whites, gelatin, and sugar syrup.

Advice of the Day

It is bad luck to sweep trash out the door at night.

Home Hint of the Day

Tapered brushes in small sizes are best for painting a window sash. The exact size is a matter of personal preference, but a 1-1/2-inch or 2-inch brush is comfortable for most people.

Word of the Day

Three Chilly Saints
Mamertus, Pancras, and Gervais were three early Christian saints. Because their feast days, on May 11, 12, and 13, respectively, are traditionally cold, they have come to be known as the Three Chilly Saints. An old French saying goes: β€œSt. Mamertus, St. Pancras, and St. Gervais do not pass without a frost.”

Puzzle of the Day

Formed long ago, yet made today; And most employed when others sleep; What few would like to give away; And fewer still to keep. (What is being described?)



  • Francesco Borromini (architect) –
  • Ole Roemer (astronomer) –
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan (geneticist) –
  • William Faulkner (author) –
  • Robert Brackman (artist) –
  • Marl Rothko (artist) –
  • Shel Silverstein (author, humorist) –
  • Barbara Walters (broadcast journalist ) –
  • Juliet Prowse (actress) –
  • Michael Douglas (actor) –
  • Cheryl Tiegs (model) –
  • Mark Hamill (actor) –
  • Christopher Reeve (actor) –
  • Heather Locklear (actress) –
  • Will Smith (actor) –
  • Catherine Zeta Jones (actress) –
  • Matthew Hasselbeck (football player) –


  • Felix-Gabriel Marchand (Quebec premier) –
  • Mary Astor (actress) –
  • George Plimpton (writer) –
  • Don Adams (actor) –
  • Andy Williams (singer) –


  • Vasco NΓΊΓ±ez de Balboa crossed Isthmus of Panama and sighted the Pacific Ocean–
  • Publick Occurrences became the first newspaper in the United Statesβ€β€œβ€“
  • Zachary Taylor’s troops captured the Mexican city of Monterrey–
  • Congress established Yosemite National Park in California–
  • TAT-1 first transatlantic telephone cable to link North America and U.K.–
  • Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office–
  • An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit northern Peru–
  • A 20-foot wide, 3,699-pound pumpkin pie was baked and presented at the New Bremen, Ohio, annual Pumpkinfest. It was certified as the world’s largest pumpkin pie.–
  • A 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook New Hampshire about 10 miles north of the capital city of Concord–


  • Cut Bank, Montana, recorded 4 degrees below zero F.–
  • Early snow flurries, Fort Wayne, Indiana–

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