Daily Calendar for Friday, August 30, 2024

Question of the Day

Where do carrot seeds come from?
Carrots are biennial plants. If you leave them in the ground, the tops will flower and produce seeds the second year.

Advice of the Day

Snapdragons bespeak presumption, sunflowers haughtiness.

Home Hint of the Day

To clean chrome, rub on a thin paste of baking soda and water. Let it dry, then buff the chrome with a clean, dry rag.

Word of the Day

Altostratus cloud
Grayish or bluish layer of clouds that can obscure the Sun.

Puzzle of the Day

The Land of Enchantment.(Name the U.S. state!)
New Mexico


  • Mary Shelley (writer) –
  • Ellen Arthur (wife of U.S. president Chester Arthur; died before he took office) –
  • Ernest Rutherford (physicist) –
  • Huey Long (politician) –
  • Raymond Massey (actor) –
  • Roy Wilkins (civil rights leader) –
  • Ted Williams (baseball player) –
  • Geoffrey Beene (fashion designer) –
  • Jean-Claude Killy (Olympic gold medalist, skiing) –
  • Tug McGraw (baseball player) –
  • Cameron Diaz (actress) –
  • Andy Roddick (tennis player) –


  • Lindsay Anderson (director of film) –
  • Charles Bronson (actor) –
  • Glenn Ford (actor) –
  • Wes Craven (filmmaker) –


  • Streetcar service ended in Montreal, Quebec–
  • Hotline between the White House and the Kremlin installed–
  • Thurgood Marshall confirmed as the first African American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court–
  • First night launch of a space shuttle (Challenger), Kennedy Space Center, Florida–
  • Astronaut Guion Bluford became the first African-American to reach space–
  • Vicki Keith became the first person to swim across all five Great Lakes–
  • Hotel Queen Leona Helmsley convicted on tax evasion charges, later sentenced to four years in prison and fined $8.8 million–
  • Houston Comets won WNBA championship in league’s first season –
  • Tennis player Greg Rusedski served a ball at 141 mph at the U.S. Open in New York City–
  • Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox became the 14th MLB pitcher to reach 3,000 career strikeouts–


  • George Washington took advantage of foggy weather to evacuate Long Island after a defeat–
  • Boston’s high temperature was 99 degrees F–

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