Daily Calendar for Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Question of the Day

Who are the three oldest people in the Bible?
Among the biblical people whose ages are noted, the three oldest are Methuselah, who lived 969 years; Jared, who lived 962 years; and Noah, who lived 950 years.

Advice of the Day

Add a tablespoon or two of honey to cake batter for a moister cake.

Home Hint of the Day

Here’s a way to stop your plumb line from tangling: Wind it onto the reel of an old chalk-line holder. If you have a broken or worn-out chalk line, save the holder for just such a use.

Word of the Day

Empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug.

Puzzle of the Day

Why are two pints of strawberries after they are eaten like persons singing?
They are a quart-et (eaten).


  • Robert Service (poet) –
  • Ethel Merman (singer & actress) –
  • William Kennedy (American writer) –
  • Marilyn Horne (opera singer) –
  • Ronnie Milsap (singer) –
  • Debbie Allen (actress, dancer, & choreographer) –
  • Sade (singer) –
  • Kate Moss (supermodel) –
  • Aaliyah (singer) –


  • Carole Lombard (actress) –
  • Ted Cassidy (actor) –
  • Leland Stowe (journalist) –
  • Andrew Wyeth (artist) –
  • Carl Milton Smith (American country music singer) –
  • Pauline Friedman Phillips, pen name Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby advice columnist) –
  • Russell Johnson (actor) –


  • Ivan the Terrible crowned as first Russian czar–
  • Prohibition went into effect in the U.S.–
  • US Department of State issues a ban on travel to Cuba–
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians became the first tribe in the U.S. to issue tribal license plates–
  • Operation Desert Storm launched–
  • 121.5-pound blue catfish caught, Lake Texoma, Texas–


  • Last day of β€œThe Great Snowstorm” raged from Georgia to Maine: 30+ inches in New York, New Jersey, and New England, with unusually high tides–
  • Avalanche in northern Idaho–
  • -40 degrees F in Coggon, Iowa–
  • An arctic blast dropped temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast: -50 degrees F at Big Black River, Maine; -46 degrees F at Embarrass, Minnesota; -39 F at Berlin, New Hampshire; and -38 F at Monticello, Iowa–

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