Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 11, 2024

Question of the Day

We have robins here in winter, and not just a couple. What gives?

Believe it or not, robins will overwinter as far north as southern Canada when the weather isn’t too severe and food supplies are abundant. A lot of city subdivisions have planted mountain ash trees, whose berries are a favorite of robins. This also contributes to their hanging around during the winter. 

Advice of the Day

Check beehives for damage from winter winds and falling branches.

Home Hint of the Day

To get a broken key out of a lock, insert a narrow saber saw blade (with good-size teeth) all the way into the keyhole beside the broken key. Twist the blade slightly so that a tooth or two dig into the key, then slowly draw the key out.

Word of the Day

Nimbostratus cloud
Dark, shapeless cloud layer containing rain, snow, and ice pellets.

Puzzle of the Day

What never asks questions but requires frequent answers?
The doorbell


  • Thomas Alva Edison (inventor) –
  • Rudolf Firkusny (pianist) –
  • Sidney Sheldon (author & producer) –
  • Leslie Nielsen (actor) –
  • Tina Louise (actress) –
  • Burt Reynolds (actor) –
  • Abby Hoffman (Canadian track and field athlete) –
  • Sheryl Crow (musician) –
  • Jennifer Aniston (actress) –
  • Kelly Slater (surfer) –
  • Brandy (singer & actress) –


  • John Buchan (15th governor-general of Canada) –
  • Sylvia Plath (poet) –
  • William Conrad (actor) –
  • Neil Bonnet (car racer) –
  • Victor Posner (owned Arby’s and Royal Crown Cola) –
  • Samuel Alderson (inventor of crash test dummies used to test the safety of cars) –
  • Peter Benchley (author best known for making millions fear swimming with his novel Jawsβ€β€œ) –
  • Alexander McQueen (British fashion designer known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics) –
  • Whitney Houston (singer & actress) –
  • Alban Michael (last Nuchatlaht speaker) –
  • Vic Damone (singer) –


  • Sir Francis Drake climbed tree and saw Pacific Ocean for first time, Isthmus of Panama–
  • First use of anthracite coal as a household fuel–
  • Mount Holyoke Seminary, the first U.S. college for women, chartered, in South Hadley, Massachusetts–
  • The first La-Z-Boy reclining chair was designed –
  • I Love Lucy won an Emmy for Best Situation Comedy–
  • The Beatles had their first live performance in the U.S. at the Washington, D.C. Coliseum–
  • Opening day of first Canada Winter Games, in Quebec City–
  • Glowing oval object reported hovering in Milford, Ohio–
  • Largest lobster on record at the time (44 lbs. 6 oz.) caught near Nova Scotia–
  • Barbara Harris became the first female Episcopal bishop–
  • Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa–
  • First joint U.S.-Russian space shuttle mission completed–
  • Landsat 8 satellite was launched –


  • Fort Logan, Montana, had a record low of -61 degrees F–
  • The temperature in Nebraska dipped to -47 degrees F–
  • The β€œmegalopolitan blockbuster snowstorm” dumped one to three feet of snow from Virginia to southern New England. New all-time 24-hour snowfall records were set in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown recorded five inches of snow in one hour. Glen Gary, West Virginia, reported 35 inches of snow.–
  • Temperature at International Falls, Minnesota, dipped to -40 degrees F–
  • 12.5 inches of snow landed on the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area–

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