Daily Calendar for Sunday, November 19, 2023
Question of the Day
What does it mean to “pull out all the stops”?
This phrase means to put all one’s efforts and energies into something in order to have it succeed. It originally referred to an organ player, who must manipulate the numerous “stops” of the instrument to achieve the desired musical effect, usually involving both hands, both feet, and several keyboards. If all the stops were pulled out on many traditional organs, the volume would be intolerable.
Advice of the Day
Nature, time, and patience are the three great physicians.
Home Hint of the Day
A rocking chair will “walk” forward or from side to side when one rocker is smaller or more worn than the other. To correct this, turn the chair over and plane the bottom of the larger rocker to match the size of the smaller one.
Word of the Day
East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil.
Puzzle of the Day
When may a chair be said to dislike you?
When it cannot bear you.
- George Rogers Clark (military leader) –
- James Garfield (20th U.S. president) –
- Tommy Dorsey (musician) –
- Roy Campanella (baseball player) –
- Larry King (radio & television personality) –
- Dick Cavett (talk show host) –
- Ted Turner (businessman) –
- Calvin Klein (fashion designer) –
- Eileen Collins (astronaut) –
- Meg Ryan (actress) –
- Jodie Foster (actress) –
- Franz Schubert (composer) –
- Emma Lazarus (poet) –
- Sir Basil Spence (architect) –
- Mike Nichols (director) –
- Ron Hynes (Canadian singer-songwriter) –
- Della Reese (singer and actress) –
- Larry Korn (agricultural educator and author) –
- Christopher Columbus first sighted what is now Puerto Rico–
- Jay’s Treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain signed–
- President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address–
- Hudson Bay Co. ceded territory to Canada–
- Boss Tweed sentenced to 12 years in prison, New York City–
- Frederick Blaisdell was granted a patent for a paper-wrapped pencil–
- Five-year old TIME magazine presented a cover portrait for the first time–
- Leonard Bernstein appointed Music Director of the New York Philharmonic–
- Ford Motor Co. discontinued the Edsel–
- Pele, Brazilian soccer star, scores his 1000th goal, at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janiero.–
- John Carpenter became the first contestant to win $1,000,000 on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire–
- David L. Pickens granted patent for registered pedigree “stuffed animals”–
- Up to 18 inches of snow fell on the Great Plains of Colorado, with 5-foot drifts in suburban Denver–
- Seventy-nine degrees F, Denver, Colorado–