# Daily Calendar for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

### Question of the Day

How can I get a chocolate drink stain out of a white T-shirt?
You can try scrubbing the area with a little ammonia, then washing the shirt as you normally would.

To cure hiccups eat a spoonful of peanut butter.

### Home Hint of the Day

If the winters are hard where you live, try to have an R-value (thermal resistance) of at least R-33 in ceiling insulation and R-19 in wall insulation.

### Word of the Day

Dewpoint temperature
The temperature to which a given parcel of air must be cooled before it becomes saturated; the temperature of an object when dew first forms on it.

### Puzzle of the Day

What is it that goes when a wagon goes, stops when a wagon stops, is of no use to the wagon, and yet the wagon cannot go without it?
The noise of the wheels.

### Born

• Franz Peter Schubert (Austrian composer) β
• Zane Grey (novelist) β
• Eddie Cantor (comedian) β
• John Henry O'Hara (author) β
• Jersey Joe Walcott (boxer) β
• Garry Moore (TV personality) β
• Jackie Robinson (first African American baseball player in major leagues) β
• Carol Channing (actress) β
• Mario Lanza (singer & actor) β
• Norman Mailer (author) β
• Jean Simmons (actress) β
• Ernie Banks (baseball player) β
• Phillip Glass (musician) β
• Nolan Ryan (baseball player) β
• Anthony LaPaglia (actor) β
• Portia de Rossi (actress) β
• Justin Timberlake (singer) β
• Tyler Seguin (ice hockey player) β

### Died

• Timothy Eaton (retailer) β
• A. A. Milne (author) β
• Sam Goldwyn (movie mogul) β
• Francis Gabreski (retired colonel who recorded 37.5 kills and was known as βAmerica’s Greatest Living Aceβ ) β
• Horace Hagedorn (founder of Miracle-Gro plant food) β
• Eunice Sanborn (American supercentenarian) β

### Events

• Anton Chekov’s play, Three Sisters, premiered at the Moscow Art Theatreβ
• A Napier was the first car to go over 100 mphβ
• The German government informed the U.S. that unrestricted submarine warfare would begin on February 1, 1917β
• Yugoslavia adopted its constitution and officially became a people’s republicβ
• The U.S. released 33 former Nazis incarcerated for war crimes, including Alfred Kruppβ
• Explorer I, first U.S. satellite, launchedβ
• Explorer 1, first successful U.S. satellite, was launched β
• Ham, a male chimpanzee, was recovered alive in the Caribbean after being carried to a height of 155 miles in a U.S. space capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Floridaβ
• National Traffic Safety Agency issued the first set of U.S. federal safety standards for vehicle safetyβ
• North Vietnam launched the Tet Offensive, attacking South Vietnamese townsβ
• Limited telephone service re-established between East and West Berlin for the first time in 19 yearsβ
• Apollo 14 manned spacecraft launchedβ
• Paul and Linda McCartney appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. This made Linda McCartney the first person to have both taken a photo, and to have been photographed, for the front cover of the magazine.β
• The first McDonald’s opened in Moscow, Russiaβ
• Samuel Alito was sworn in as the 110th U.S. Supreme Court justiceβ

### Weather

• Snowy month left 54 inches of snow on the ground at low levels, Northfield, Vermontβ
• Big snow in Oregon set a record: Portland 16 inches; Salem 25 inchesβ
• A record low of 0 degrees F hit San Antonio, Texasβ