Daily Calendar for Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Question of the Day

I have a stain of unknown origin on my concrete garage floor. What should I use to remove it?
Combine 1 cup laundry detergent, 1 cup household bleach, and 1 gallon cold water. Scrub the solution into the stain and rinse.

Advice of the Day

He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.

Home Hint of the Day

Cedar shakes are shinglelike coverings that are very rough and irregular in shape. If you use them to roof your house, nail them up as close together as possible. Their irregularity will leave space for expansion and contraction.

Word of the Day

Growing season
Period betweenthe last killing frost in spring and first killing frost in fall.

Puzzle of the Day

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


  • William Caxton (printer) –
  • Lucy Stone (women’s rights activist) –
  • Goldwin Smith (historian & journalist) –
  • Annie Oakley (sharpshooter) –
  • Alfred Hitchcock (filmmaker) –
  • Sir Basil Spence (architect) –
  • Fidel Castro (politician) –
  • Don Ho (musician) –
  • John Slattery (actor) –
  • Debi Mazar (actress) –


  • Eugene Delacroix (painter) –
  • Florence Nightingale (pioneer of modern nursing) –
  • Herbert George ["H. G."] Wells (English writer) –
  • Mickey Mantle (baseball player) –
  • Julia Child (chef and author) –
  • Sandy Allen (world’s tallest woman, 7 foot, 7 inches tall) –
  • Les Paul (guitar pioneer) –
  • Johnny Pesky (baseball player) –


  • Canada first used to indicate region–
  • Oregon Institute (later named Willamette University) opened in Salem, Oregon–
  • Andrew Campbell discovered the Luray Caverns in Virginia, when cold air from a sinkhole on a large hill extinguished his candle–
  • Last spike driven for first stage of Esquimalt-Nanaimo Railway in Cliffside, B.C.–
  • Samuel Leeds Allen granted patent for Flexible Flyer sled–
  • L’il Abner comic strip debuted–
  • The Walt Disney classic, Bambi, opened this day at Radio City Music Hall in New York City–
  • Canso Causeway, linking Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, opened–
  • A plane flew into a hurricane for the first series of bumpy flights for the National Hurricane Research Project, then part of the U.S. Weather Bureau–
  • The East German government closed the border between east and west sectors of Berlin with barbed wire fencing to discourage further population movement to the west. Later in the week a concrete wall was erected to strengthen the barrier between official crossing points–
  • 3-year-old Jamie Gavin became the youngest heart/lung transplant patient–
  • American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 10th and 11th Olympic gold medals making him the most decorated Olympian in history–


  • Blue sun observed widely in the South, thought to presage Nat Turner slave uprising: phenomenon continued for several days–
  • Hurricane Connie hit the North Carolina coast with winds up to 87 miles per hour–
  • Four people were injured when lightning hit and shattered a utility pole in Belmont, New Hampshire–
  • Nine people were injured after a lightning strike at a day camp in Pelham, New Hampshire–
  • A small tornado hit Meredith, New Hampshire–
  • Hurricane Charley struck Florida–

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