Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Question of the Day

When did we begin using meteorological maps?
Edmond Halley, an English astronomer, drew the first such map in 1686.

Advice of the Day

For a headache, soak your feet in hot water to drain the blood from your head.

Home Hint of the Day

Get grimy white cotton socks white again by boiling them in water with a slice of lemon.

Word of the Day

Cirrus cloud
Thin feather-like crystal cloud.

Puzzle of the Day

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


  • Oliver Cromwell (military leader) –
  • John McLoughlin (Father of Oregonβ€β€œ) –
  • e. e. cummings (poet) –
  • Frank Capra (director) –
  • W. Clement Stone (parlayed $100 into a $2 billion insurance empire) –
  • William H. Rehnquist (Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) –
  • Michael Clarke Duncan (actor) –


  • Sarah Orne Jewett (author) –
  • Ferdinand Porsche (auto manufacturer) –
  • Alan Ladd (actor) –
  • Robert Truax (Rocket Scientist) –
  • Mort Walker (cartoonist) –
  • Eileen Brennan (actress) –
  • Charlie Sheen (actor) –
  • Dominic West (actor) –
  • Shaun White (snowboarder and skateboarder) –


  • Treaty of Paris signed between the U.S. and Great Britain–
  • New York Sun became the first daily penny press” newspaper”–
  • Abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped slavery–
  • First classes at U.S. Naval War College began–
  • First professional football game played–
  • World record set by auto averaging 301.13 mph for 1 mile, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah–
  • Search for Tomorrow first aired on television–
  • Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars at Utopia Planitia–
  • 19-inning baseball game began at Fenway Park in Boston–
  • 47-lb. flathead catfish caught, Ohio River, Pennsylvania–


  • According to the Royalists, the severe storm that struck the British Isles on this day in 1658 - also the day Oliver Cromwell died - was simple proof that the Devil had come for his soul.–
  • A hurricane caused a 13-foot storm surge in New York City–
  • Denver, Colorado, got 4.2 inches of snow–
  • A hailstone measuring 17.5 inches in circumference and weighing 1.671 pounds was picked up and photographed in Coffeyville, Kansas–
  • 89 degrees F, Stampede Pass, Washington–

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