Daily Calendar for Monday, September 9, 2024

Question of the Day

Where does Ugli fruit come from?

β€œUgli” fruit is a trademark for the tangelo, a tropical fruit that is a hybrid between a grapefruit and a tangerine or mandarin orange. Tangelos originated in Jamaica.

[The term β€œugly fruit” may refer to other fruit, such as the osage orange (aka hedge apple), or generally to imperfect or blemished produce.]

Advice of the Day

When closing up a summer house, run a cycle of warm water and 1 cup vinegar through the washing machine and dishwasher before draining the pipes.

Home Hint of the Day

Buy narrow T-shaped hardware to cover the gap between your kitchen counter and stove. This will seal a gap up to 1/4 inch wide and prevent food from collecting there.

Word of the Day

1 chain=100 links=22 yards

Puzzle of the Day

The Lone Star State.(Name the U.S. state!)


  • John Singleton Copley (artist) –
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (painter) –
  • Bill Monroe (American musician) –
  • Burgess Meredith (actor) –


  • Leo Tolstoy (author) –
  • Harland Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken) –
  • Phyllis Whitney (writer) –
  • Sylvia Miles (actress) –
  • Otis Redding (singer & songwriter) –
  • Tom Wopat (actor & singer) –
  • Angela Cartwright (actress) –
  • Hugh Grant (actor) –
  • Adam Sandler (actor) –
  • Eric Stonestreet (actor) –
  • Michael BublΓ© (singer) –
  • Michelle Williams (actress) –


  • Continental Congress declared β€œUnited States of America” would be the name of the new nation–
  • John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph–
  • California was admitted as the 31st state–
  • Tom Fleming won the first national log rolling championship–
  • Canadian swimmer, Marilyn Bell, became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario–
  • Elvis Presley appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show was hosted by Charles Laughton because Sullivan was recovering from injuries received in a car accident–
  • USS Long Beach, the first nuclear-powered surface warship, was commissioned–
  • Arthur Ashe won the U.S. Open tennis title–
  • The comic strip For Better or For Worse debuted–
  • Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history–
  • Football game between Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans lasted about 7 hours 8 minutes due to 3 hours 59 minutes of weather (lightning) delays. This made it the longest game in NFL history since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Dolphins beat the Titans 27-20.–


  • Thrall, Texas, had 38.2 inches of rain within 24 hours–

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