Daily Calendar for Monday, January 15, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Monday, January 15, 2024

Question of the Day

Why were butter churns made out of mountain ash?
To repel witches. Many farmers believed that the wood of the mountain ash, or wiggin,” would keep their farms safe from witches’ mischief.”

Advice of the Day

Fog in January brings a wet spring.

Home Hint of the Day

If you are going to both refinish and recane a chair, the job will be much easier if you do the refinishing first.

Word of the Day

From the French chaudiere, a kettle, a pot. A dish made of fresh fish or clams, biscuit, onions, etc., stewed together.

Puzzle of the Day

A boy undertakes to put something in a playmate’s left hand which the playmate cannot possibly take in his right. What is this?
The playmate’s right elbow.


  • Philip Livingston (patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence) –
  • The Earl of Derby, Lord Stanley (Canadian Governor General 1888 - 1893) –
  • Goodman Ace (radio performer) –
  • Gene Krupa (drummer) –
  • Lloyd Bridges (actor) –
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader) –
  • Ernest J. Gaines (novelist) –
  • AndrΓ© Alexis (writer) –
  • Chad Lowe (actor) –
  • Regina King (actress) –
  • Howie Day (singer) –


  • Mathew Brady (photographer) –
  • Ray Bolger (actor) –
  • Ruth Warrick (actress) –
  • Percy Saltzman (first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television) –


  • Elizabeth I of England was crowned in Westminster Abbey–
  • Dramatist MoliΓ¨re was baptized–
  • Vermont declares its independence from Great Britain and the colony of New York as a republic originally called New Connecticut–
  • The University of N.C., the first state university in the US, opens–
  • E. G. Otis received a patent for an elevator safety brake–
  • Great Molasses Flood, Boston, Massachusetts–
  • Ford Foundation is incorporated to administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes–
  • First U.S. all-glass windowless structure completed, in Toledo, Ohio–
  • First Pro Bowl game in NFL history is played in Los Angeles, California–
  • The Pentagon Building in Virginia was completed–
  • First nonstop trans-Canada flight completed–
  • The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I–
  • Happy Days made its television debut–
  • First transpacific hot air balloon flight began, Japan to Canada–
  • Online encyclopedia Wikipedia launched–
  • Stardust capsule landed in Utah, after record re-entry speed of 28,860 mph–


  • New York harbor froze over completely and was sealed for five weeks–
  • Los Angeles, California, received 2” of snow–
  • 7.8 inches of snow at Forth Worth, Texas–
  • Loma, Montana, set a record for the greatest temperature change in a 24 hour period. Temperatures went from -54 degrees F on January 14 to 49 degrees F on January 15–
  • It was so cold in Kapuskasing, Ontario, that tires fell off the rims of cars. (it was -45F or -42.8C)–

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