Daily Calendar for Saturday, January 6, 2024

Question of the Day

My three-year-old drew in pencil all over our wallpapered dining room. What can I do to remove the marks?
The best way to get rid of the pencil marks without marring your wallpaper is to rub them with a slice of fresh rye bread.

Advice of the Day

It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. —Anatole France

Home Hint of the Day

You can make a simple drill depth guide by wrapping a flag of tape around the drill bit. Just place the tape at the depth where you want the drilled hole to stop.

Word of the Day

A boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers.

Puzzle of the Day

What’s that in the Fire, and not in the Flame? What’s that in the Master, and not in the Dame? What’s that in the Courtier, and not in the Clown? What’s that in the Country, and not in the Town?
The letter R


  • Joan of Arc (French heroine) –
  • Jedediah Smith (explorer) –
  • Clarence King (founder of the U.S. Geological Survey) –
  • Carl Sandburg (poet) –
  • Tom Mix (actor) –
  • Loretta Young (actress) –
  • Cary Middlecoff (golfer) –
  • Earl Scruggs (musician) –
  • E.L. Doctorow (writer) –
  • Bonnie Franklin (actress) –
  • Rowan Atkinson (actor) –
  • Nigella Lawson (chef) –


  • Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. president) –
  • Robert H.W. Welch, Jr. (founder of the John Birch Society) –
  • Rudolph Nureyev (ballet dancer) –
  • Dizzy Gillespie (musician) –
  • Lou Rawls (singer) –
  • Pat Harrington (actor) –


  • George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis–
  • Albany designated the permanent capital of NY state–
  • Indianapolis designated as the capital of the state of Indiana–
  • S.F.B. Morse demonstrated his completed telegraph at the Speedwell Iron Works–
  • James Plimpton received a patent for improved roller skates–
  • Pendleton Act reformed U.S. civil service, initiating competitive examinations for placement–
  • First women’s six-day bicycle race began, N.Y.C.–
  • New Mexico admitted to the Union as the 47th state–
  • President FDR delivered his Four Freedoms speech to the U.S. Congress, summarizing the goals Americans were ready to defend–
  • First around-the-world commercial flight completed by Pan American Airways–
  • George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce were married–
  • U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched a major offensive against the Viet-Cong stronghold in the Mekong River delta, the first direct commitment of U.S. troops to combat in that area (Vietnam War)–
  • Schoolhouse Rock! premiered–
  • Global Television Network in Ontario began programming–
  • First quadruplets to be conceived in a test tube were born to an Australian woman–
  • A baby lion-tailed macaque named Bosco was born at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. Lion-tailed macaques are among the most threatened of all macaque species.–
  • Defending women’s figure skating national champion Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right kneecap in an off-ice attack by an unidentified assailant at the U.S. Olympic trials in Detroit, Michigan–
  • NASA unveiled a breathtaking snapshot of the surface of Mars shot in color by its Spirit rover. The new color image was the sharpest photograph ever taken on Mars–


  • Seattle, Washington, received 4 feet of snow, many barns were destroyed–
  • Last day of severe Arctic outbreak in Midwest and South: -10 degrees F, Atlanta, Georgia–
  • 14.9 inches of snow fell in Chicago, Illinois–
  • Sixty-nine degrees F, Boston, Massachusetts–
  • Temperatures in Miami, Florida, dropped to 35Β°F, causing iguanas to enter a state of hibernation and fall out of trees.–

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