Daily Calendar for Thursday, July 11, 2024

Question of the Day

I’ve been using my dehumidifier a lot this summer. How should I clean it?
To prevent fungus from growing in your machine, clean any pans, drains, and filters occasionally with a mixture of 1/2 cup bleach and 1 quart water. If you see mineral deposits, a common problem, scrub them with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. Rinse all the dehumidifier’s parts well before restarting it.

Advice of the Day

Empty wagons make the most noise.

Home Hint of the Day

Drawers, sliding doors, and double-hung windows are notorious for getting stuck. To lubricate them, you can rub their tracks with a bar of soap or a candle stub or spray them with a product such as WD-40.

Word of the Day

From the Latin word decem, β€œten,” because this had been the tenth month of the early Roman calendar.

Puzzle of the Day

The Equality State.(Name the U.S. state!)


  • Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland –
  • John Quincy Adams (6th U.S. president) –
  • John Wanamaker (merchant) –
  • George William Norris (politician) –
  • E.B. White (author) –
  • Brett Somers (comedienne & actress) –
  • Tab Hunter (actor) –
  • Giorgio Armani (fashion designer) –
  • Leon Spinks (boxer) –
  • Sela Ward (actress) –
  • Lisa Rinna (actress) –
  • Greg Grunberg (actor) –
  • Michael Rosenbaum (actor) –


  • George Gershwin (composer) –
  • Sir Laurence Olivier (actor) –
  • Lady Bird Johnson (U.S. First Lady) –


  • The U.S. Marine Corps was reestablished–
  • U.S. Marine Band established–
  • U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel–
  • The Waterloo railway station in London opened–
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was published–
  • Confederate General Jubal Early’s army reached Frederick, Maryland–
  • Wilfrid Laurier became prime minister of Canada–
  • Babe Ruth made his major league baseball debut with the Boston Red Sox–
  • Fred Baldasare used scuba gear to become the first person to swim the English Channel underwater–
  • Last slide rule manufactured in the United States.–
  • U.S. space station Skylab, in orbit since 1973, returned to Earth and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean–
  • Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 4,000 batters–
  • According to the United Nations, the world population crossed the 5,000,000,000 mark–
  • 35-pound chum salmon caught in Edye Pass, British Columbia–


  • Strong winds and a thunderstorm collapsed a circus tent injuring 44 people, Howard, Wisconsin–
  • Colorado was battered by baseball-size hail causing more than $600 million in damage from Estes Park to Colorado Springs–

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