Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Question of the Day

What kind of Christmas tree is most popular?

The top-selling Christmas trees, as reported by growers across the United States, are the Fraser fir, Douglas fir, balsam fir, and silver fir, in that order.

Advice of the Day

To fight insomnia, simmer warm milk with chopped garlic. Strain the garlic, then drink the warm milk.

Home Hint of the Day

If you’re fixing up an old house, be sure to look for the beauty underneath all the dust and dirt. First find out what you have, then decide if you want to cover it up.

Word of the Day

Sleet falls in the winter when the air temperature is below freezing near the ground and above freezing up in the clouds. Rain forms in the warm air and falls into the cold air, freezing into little pieces of ice on the way down.

Puzzle of the Day

Why is a blacksmith the most dissatisfied of mechanics?
Because he is always striking for pay.


  • Martin Van Buren (8th U.S. president. He was the first president to be a U.S. citizen at birth) –
  • George Armstrong Custer (U.S. Calvary officer) –
  • Walt Disney (animator & theme park developer) –
  • Strom Thurmond (politician) –
  • Frankie Muniz (actor) –


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer) –
  • Claude Monet (painter) –
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson (baseball player) –
  • Don Meredith (football player & broadcaster) –
  • Pusuke (world’s oldest living dog until time of death) –
  • Nelson Mandela (political activist) –
  • Kirstie Alley (actress ) –


  • The ship Mary Celeste was found abandoned –
  • Canada’s first electric car debuted, in Toronto, Ontario–
  • American League for Physical Culture formed–
  • First large hydroponicum established, in Montebello, California–
  • Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott to protest racial segregation on city buses–
  • The Rolling Stones celebrated the release of Beggars Banquet with a custard pie fight at London’s Kensington Gore Hotel–
  • The last new episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast on the BBC–
  • The first six astronauts were chosen for the Canadian Space Program–
  • Electric eels lit a Christmas tree at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah–


  • Deadly tornado struck Vicksburg, Mississippi–
  • Boston, Massachusetts, received 18 inches of snow–
  • Newport, Rhode Island, received 24 inches of snow–

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