Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 26, 2023

John Chapman ( Johnny Appleseed) was born in Massachusetts on September 26, 1774. He was a legendary American pioneer and folk hero who planted apple trees across the American Frontier. 

Chapman earned his nickname because he planted small orchards and individual apple trees during his travels as he walked across 100,000 square miles of Midwestern wilderness and prairie. He was a genuine and dedicated professional nurseryman known for his generous nature, his love of the wilderness, his devotion to the Bible, his knowledge of medicinal herbs, his harmony with the Indians, and his eccentric nature, too. His efforts resulted in settlers’ planting their own orchards.

John Chapman died in 1845 near his nursery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Every September, when apples are ripe, Fort Wayne hosts an annual festival to commemorate the life of Johnny Appleseed.

Next time you bite into an apple, think of Johnny Appleseed. Learn more about Johnny Appleseed and Johnny Appleseed Day!

Question of the Day

How can I get stains off my cookie sheets and other baking pans?
If your pans are slightly tarnished aluminum, clean them with a solution of hot soapy water and a little ammonia. Then wipe dry, rub with salt, and polish with a soft, dry cloth. For other kinds of stains, you can boil the pans (if you can find a pot big enough) with some water and grapefruit or lemon rinds for about 30 minutes. The acid in the fruit will remove the stains.

Advice of the Day

Counsel is no command.

Home Hint of the Day

To clean discolored glass, soak it in vinegar with the contents of a tea bag, then wash and rinse.

Word of the Day

Plough Monday
The first Monday after Epiphany and Plough Sunday was so called because it was the day that men returned to their plough, or daily work, at the end of the Christmas holiday. It was customary for farm laborers to draw a plough through the village, soliciting money for a β€œplough-light,” which was kept burning in the parish church all year. In some areas, the custom of blessing the plough is maintained.

Puzzle of the Day

Often we are covered with wisdom and wit, and oft with a cloth where the dinner guests sit; In beauty around you and over your head, we are countless, though numbered when bound to be read. (What is being described?)



  • Johnny Appleseed Chapman (farmer, folk legend) –
  • Sir Louis-Olivier Taillon (8th premier of Quebec) –
  • Ivan Pavlov (physiologist) –
  • Arthur B. Davies (artist) –
  • T.S. Eliot (poet) –
  • George Gershwin (composer) –
  • Jack LaLanne (fitness guru) –
  • Olivia Newton-John (singer) –
  • Melissa Sue Anderson (actress) –
  • Serena Williams (tennis player) –


  • Daniel Boone (frontiersman) –
  • Bessie Smith (singer) –
  • Robert Palmer (singer) –
  • Paul Newman (actor & businessman) –


  • Parthenon partially destroyed by Venetians, Athens, Greece–
  • On the steps of the Salem, New Jersey courthouse, Colonel Robert Johnson bit into a tomato in order to prove wrong the long-lasting theory that tomatoes were poisonous–
  • The Shriners, a fraternal and charitable organization, opened its first temple–
  • Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy confronted each other in the first televised presidential debate–
  • The Beverly Hillbillies debuted on television–
  • N.Y. Giant Ali Haji-Sheikh kicked a 56-yard field goal–
  • Australia won the America’s Cup. It was the first time in 132 years that the U.S. did not win–
  • Prairie View A&M University football team snapped 80-game losing streak –
  • 42.1-inch-long cucumber set world record–


  • The temperature in San Diego, California, reached 111 degrees F–
  • The temperature in Los Angeles, California, reached 109 degrees F–
  • Death Valley, California, had an afternoon temperature of 104 degrees F–

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