Daily Calendar for Thursday, April 11, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Thursday, April 11, 2024

Question of the Day

Where did the phrase β€œpipe down” originate?
At sea. It’s the boatswain’s call for all hands to turn in, and it became a colloquialism for β€œstop talking!” or β€œshut up!”

Advice of the Day

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Home Hint of the Day

In colonial times, wallpaper was hung with tacks; pasting came later. Borders made of separate pieces of paper have long been popular because they cover up ragged edges.

Word of the Day

The point in the Moon’s orbit that is farthest from Earth.

Puzzle of the Day

What is the hardest part about skydiving?
The ground.


  • Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (German astronomer) –
  • James A. Bailey (circus showman) –
  • Luther Burbank (horticulturist) –
  • Erskine Caldwell (author) –
  • June Pointer (youngest of the singing group The Pointer Sisters) –
  • Kurt Vonnegut (author) –
  • Roscoe Lee Browne (actor) –
  • Jonathan Winters (actor) –


  • Oleg Cassini (fashion designer who created the Jackie look, the signature wardrobe created for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the early 1960s) –
  • Bill Irwin (actor) –
  • Jason Varitek (baseball player) –
  • Jennifer Esposito (actress) –
  • Trot Nixon (baseball player) –
  • Joss Stone (singer) –


  • President Lincoln made his last public speech. He gave the speech at the White House and spoke of the reconstruction of the south, in particular Louisiana–
  • U.S. Navy bought its first commissioned submarine, USS Holland–
  • Geneva, Switzerland, was chosen as the headquarters of the League of Nations–
  • Jackie Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player–
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968–
  • Apollo 13 was launched, manned by astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise–
  • Rattlesnake bit a shopper in tree section of home improvement store–


  • New Jersey received two feet of snow–
  • Forty-eight tornadoes hit the midwest–
  • Thundersnow occurred in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin –

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