Daily Calendar for Saturday, January 13, 2024

Question of the Day

Can you recommend some baits for my Havahart mousetrap? (No cheese, please!)

Mice may pause at a trap for cheese, but they often prefer a less expensive lure or a food that lasts longer. Try tempting them with gumdrops, peanut butter, flour, small nuts, or oatmeal.

Advice of the Day

Stubborn drawers slide more easily when rubbed with candle wax.

Home Hint of the Day

A wood drill bit with clean, smooth flutes will easily eject the wood chips it creates. A rusty bit will bind and clog when boring deep holes. Whenever you detect a bit of rust, rub the flutes lightly with steel wool.

Word of the Day

Hoisted as high as the tackle will admit; brought close together, as the two blocks of a tackle in hoisting.

Puzzle of the Day

Why is summer like the letter N?
Because it makes ice nice.


  • Maria Sibylla Merian (naturalist/artist) –
  • Wyatt Earp (legendary marshal) –
  • James Joyce (author) –
  • Hubert Humphrey (vice president of the United States) –
  • Charity Adams Earley (first African American officer in the Women’s Army Corps and commander of the only unit of African American women to serve overseas in WW II) –
  • Patrick McGoohan (actor) –
  • Teddy Pendergrass (R&B singer) –
  • Blackie (thought to be the oldest male Nile hippopotamus recorded in North America at the time; he died at an estimated age 59) –
  • Alfred K. Newman (U.S. Marine Corps specialist) –


  • Friedrich Muller (painter) –
  • Horatio Alger (author) –
  • Sophie Tucker (singer) –
  • Kay Francis (actress) –
  • Robert Stack (actor) –
  • Gwen Verdon (actress) –
  • Charles Nelson Reilly (actor) –
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (actress) –
  • Patrick Dempsey (actor) –
  • Orlando Bloom (actor) –


  • American troops ordered into disputed territory between the Nueces and Rio Grande River–
  • A meeting took place in Washington, D.C., to organize the National Geographic Society –
  • Opera was heard live for the first time on the radio–
  • Mickey Mouse comic strip debuted in newspapers–
  • The Wham-O Company developed the first frisbee–
  • Brazil and the U.S. signed their first extradition treaty–
  • Robert C. Weaver, the first African American ever nominated to the U.S. Cabinet, named Secretary of the new Department of Housing and Urban Development–
  • U.S. Department of the Interior approved construction of the Alaskan pipeline–
  • Hank Aaron was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame–
  • Air Florida plane crashed into a bridge in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people–
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public school officials can censor student newspapers–
  • Figure skater Tonya Harding’s bodyguard, Shawn Eckardt, was arrested for his alleged role in the attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan–
  • Existence of monkey clone Tetra announced–


  • Nochian Flood of California created a vast sea in the Sacramento Valley–
  • Sixty-five degrees below zero F at Fort Keogh near Miles City, Montana–
  • Temperature rose 64 degrees in 14 hours at Radio City, South Dakota–
  • Citrus crop froze in Florida; 8 degrees F, in Tallahasee–
  • 13.5 inches of snow in San Antonio, Texas–
  • Hallock, Minnesota, suffered a cold temperature of -38 degrees F–

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