Daily Calendar for Saturday, December 9, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Saturday, December 9, 2023

Question of the Day

How can I remove mold from my bathroom ceiling and keep it from coming back? I’ve tried bleach and water with no luck.
Buy a commercial cleaner with a mildew remover and clean the area thoroughly. Make sure it dries completely. Then (we hate to say this), you’ll have to repaint. Use a paint that contains an additive that fights mildew. A hardware store or paint store can advise you on this. Finally, eliminate the moist and humid conditions that allow mildew to thrive. Make sure your bathroom has adequate ventilation, and install a fan if you don’t already have one.

Advice of the Day

Place a vinegar-soaked brown bag on sprains to ease the pain and aid recovery.

Home Hint of the Day

To stain decorative barn boards, wet the area you want to color and rub in wood ashes until you get the shade of gray you desire.

Word of the Day

The name Florida comes from a Spanish phrase meaning β€œFeast of Flowers.”

Puzzle of the Day

Why is the inside of everything so mysterious?
Because we cannot make it out.


  • Clarence Birdseye (businessman) –
  • Jean de Brunhoff (author of Babar books) –
  • Kirk Douglas (actor) –
  • Redd Foxx (actor) –
  • Dame Judi Dench (actress) –
  • Beau Bridges (actor) –
  • John Malkovich (actor) –
  • Donnie Osmond (entertainer) –
  • Jesse Metcalfe (actor) –


  • Paul Simon (5-term Democratic congressman and 2-term senator from Illinois who ran unsuccessfully for presidential nomination in 1988) –
  • Georgia Gibbs (singer) –
  • Gene Barry (actor) –


  • Robert Cushman gave first known sermon in the United States, in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts–
  • Noah Webster established The American Minerva, NY’s first daily newspaper–
  • Canada’s first coin club, Numismatic Society of Montreal, formed–
  • Lincoln letter sold for $748,000–
  • First Heisman Trophy awarded to Jay Berwanger–
  • Quebec adopted a new coat of arms–
  • British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa during World War II–
  • Bob Waterfield became the first professional football player to kick 5 field goals in one game–
  • Public debut of the computer mouse, in San Francisco–
  • Marguerite d’Youville became first Canadian-born saint–
  • Twin polar bear cubs were born at the Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich, Germany–


  • It was 61 degrees F in Boston at 1:00 A.M.–

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