Daily Calendar for Wednesday, September 4, 2024

Question of the Day

Why does the soil of my houseplants get moldy?
It’s probably not mold but algae, carried by spores in the air or water. Loosen the dirt in your pots periodically.

Advice of the Day

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Home Hint of the Day

To help keep a pet free of fleas and ticks, add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to each quart of the animal’s drinking water.

Word of the Day

The fear of Friday the 13th.

Puzzle of the Day

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


  • Sarah Childress Polk (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Anton Bruckner (composer) –
  • Richard Wright (author) –
  • Paul Harvey (radio personality) –
  • Dick York (actor) –
  • Mitzi Gaynor (dancer) –
  • Damon Wayans (actor) –
  • Mike Piazza (baseball player) –
  • Jason David Frank (actor) –
  • Beyonce Knowles (singer) –


  • Albert Schweitzer (physician) –
  • Irene Dunne (actress) –
  • Steve Irwin (died from a stingray barb wound to the chest while filming a documentary) –
  • Joan Rivers (comedienne) –
  • Willard Scott (television weatherman) –


  • Los Angeles founded by Spanish settlers–
  • Russian decree issued concerning Northwest America–
  • Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty became first newsboy in the U.S. He worked for New York Sun–
  • George Eastman received a patent for the roll-film camera–
  • First transit of McClure Strait (Northwest Passage) made by the US Navy icebreaker, Burton Island and US Coast Guard icebreaker, Northwind–
  • Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel–
  • U.S. swimmer, Mark Spitz, became the first person to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics–
  • Bob Barker began hosting The Price is Right–
  • Thieves stole $2 million in art from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts–
  • A 127-pound cabbage won a prize at the Alaska State Fair–
  • A 50-year overdue library book, The United States in World War I, was returned to the Lexington, Kentucky, public library.–


  • Washington, D.C., got 4.4 inches of rain in 2 hours–
  • A tornado struck Minneapolis, Minnesota–
  • Tropical storm Delia dumped very heavy rain on Galveston, Texas, resulting in flooding–
  • A strong dust devil whirled across the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Arizona, flipping a Cessna 182 plane and scattering papers in the National Weather service office.–

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