Daily Calendar for Friday, September 6, 2024

Question of the Day

How can I tell if an egg is fresh?
In water, a fresh egg will rest flat on its side at the bottom of the pan. A stale egg will stand up on the broad end. If the egg floats, it’s most likely spoiled.

Advice of the Day

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. —Henry David Thoreau

Home Hint of the Day

If your woodstove requires an 8-inch-diameter stovepipe, the chimney flue it hooks up to should be 8 inches wide.

Word of the Day

1/6 inch; used in printing for measuring column width, etc.

Puzzle of the Day

The Palmetto State.(Name the U.S. state!)
South Carolina


  • Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg (founder of Lutheranism in America) –
  • John Dalton (scientist) –
  • Frances Wright (author) –
  • Jane Addams (social worker) –
  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (diplomat) –
  • Jo Anne Worley (comedienne) –
  • Swoosie Kurtz (actress) –
  • Jane Curtin (actress) –
  • John Wall (basketball player) –


  • Martha Jefferson (wife of Thomas Jefferson; died before presidency) –
  • Charles Ammi Cutter (librarian) –
  • Leslie McFarlane (Hardy Boys writer) –
  • Charles E. Bennett (member of the House of Representatives for 44 years. His legislation in 1955 required that the mint put In God We Trust on all currency. Shortly thereafter, Congress made the words the nation’s motto.) –
  • Luciano Pavarotti (opera singer) –


  • British Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims who hoped to settle in America–
  • U.S. President William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz–
  • A decree was issued in Germany requiring all Jews over the age of six to wear the Star of David–
  • CBFT Montreal was the first Canadian TV station to begin regular broadcast programming in both French and English. CBLT Toronto followed two days later–
  • CBFT first Canadian TV station to go on air–
  • Georgia Gibbs sang β€œThe Hula-Hoop Song” on The Ed Sullivan Show. This was the first national exposure for the hula-hoop craze–
  • Canadian highway signs, except in Quebec and Nova Scotia, converted to metric–
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. played his 2,131st game and became a part of baseball history by surpassing Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games played–
  • Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted Bruce Springsteen for its first rock concert in history–
  • Jeff Williams returned to Earth after working 172 days on the International Space Station, thereby making a cumulative total of 534 days in space over several missions - the longest time yet recorded for NASA astronauts.–


  • On β€œYellow Day,” forest fires in Michigan and Ontario caused a luminous yellow haze throughout the Northeast–
  • Iowa had some early snow when a few flakes fell in Alton–

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