Daily Calendar for Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Question of the Day

What does the word commonwealth mean, as in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania?
According to The New Columbia Encyclopedia, a commonwealth is a β€œform of administration signifying government by the common consent of the people.” It is similar in meaning to the word state and in the 17th century came to refer to an organized political community. Other commonwealths in the United States include Massachusetts, Virginia, and Kentucky.

Advice of the Day

A little soap on the hinges will remedy a creaky door.

Home Hint of the Day

To patch a small hole in a leather tabletop, melt a small piece of wax crayon of the right color and fill the hole. Smooth the crayon with your finger while the wax is still warm.

Word of the Day

The effect of light on the direction of growth of a plant.

Puzzle of the Day

Why has the shoemaker wonderful powers of endurance?
Because he holds on to the last.


  • Christopher Marlowe (playwright) –
  • Aaron Burr (politician) –
  • Babe Ruth (baseball player) –
  • Ronald Reagan (40th U.S. president) –
  • Tom Brokaw (newscaster) –
  • Bob Marley (Reggae musician, founding member of The Wailers) –
  • Natalie Cole (singer) –
  • Kim Zmeskal (Olympic gymnast) –


  • Arthur Ashe (tennis player died) –
  • Joseph Cotten (actor) –
  • Merle Kilgore (country musician) –
  • Keith Knudsen (member of the Doobie Brothers) –
  • James Whitmore (actor) –


  • Massachusetts joined the Union as the sixth state–
  • Robert E. Lee named Confederate general in chief (US Civil War)–
  • Sun-Maid raisins trademark registered–
  • Woodrow Wilson became first U.S. president to be buried in D.C.–
  • Barbara Ann Scott won Canada’s first Olympic gold medal for figure skating –
  • Elizabeth II ascended to British throne–
  • Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor proclaimed Queen of Canada–
  • You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling by The Righteous Brothers topped charts–
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one–
  • Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon–
  • Mr. Fred Rogers molded the 100 billionth Crayola crayon. The color was named blue ribbon–
  • The New England Patriots won their third Super Bowl victory in four years with a 24-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX–
  • SpaceX launched Elon Musk’s Starman mannequin in a Tesla roadster–


  • Temperatures in parts of Ohio and Kentucky did not rise above 0 degrees F all day–
  • -10.3 degrees Fahrenheit, Boston, Massachusetts–
  • 36.4” snow fell in North Foster, Rhode Island–
  • Southern Louisiana had snow for the second time in three days, with one to four inches accumulated–

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