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Daily Calendar for Thursday, June 13, 2024

Question of the Day

What does it mean when a pitcher throws to Broadway in a baseball game?
Broadway in baseball is slang for the middle of the plate.

Advice of the Day

To stop the hiccups, eat something spicy hot.

Home Hint of the Day

To make a solution for washing aluminum siding, combine 1/3 cup of laundry detergent, 2/3 cup of TSP (or another product containing trisodium phosphate), 1 quart of household (5 percent) bleach and 3 quarts of water. Wash the siding, then immediately rinse.

Word of the Day

Fear of sun/sunshine

Puzzle of the Day

The state for the untidy. (Abbreviation of a U.S. state)


  • William Butler Yeats (poet) –
  • Paul Lynde (actor) –
  • Malcolm MacDowell (actor) –
  • Richard Earl Thomas (actor) –
  • Tim Allen (actor) –
  • David Gray (musician) –
  • Ethan Embry (actor) –
  • Chris Evans (actor) –
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (actresses) –


  • Benny Goodman (musician) –
  • Geraldine Page (actress) –
  • Lane Smith (actor) –
  • Tim Russert (moderator for NBC’s Meet the Press) –


  • Theologian Martin Luther wed Katharina von Bora–
  • The Boxer Rebellion began in China–
  • The first sodium vapor lamps were installed on Balltown Road, in Schenectady, N.Y.–
  • The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs became the first major league baseball teams to play at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York, in the Hall of Fame Game–
  • Germany’s highly publicized secret weapon, the flying bomb, was dropped on English targets for the first time–
  • The United States Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them–
  • Thurgood Marshall nominated to U.S. Supreme Court–
  • Pioneer 10, an unmanned U.S. space probe, became the first man-made object to leave the solar system when it crossed the orbit of Neptune–
  • A 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Chile–
  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game; a first for the franchise–
  • Raccoon completed climb of 25-story skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota–


  • Deadly hurricane hit Labrador–
  • Tamarack, California, reported a temperature of 2 degrees F–
  • Deerfield, South Dakota, received 10 inches of snow–
  • Snowplows were called out in Denver, Colorado, to clean up softball-size hailstones–
  • Cedar River crested at 31.12 feet (19.12 feet above flood stage), Cedar Rapids, Iowa–

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