Daily Calendar for Wednesday, September 11, 2024

By presidential proclamation, Patriot Day is observed in the United States on September 11, or 9/11, in memory of the thousands who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States that involved four hijacked planes. The observance also honors those who came to aid in the aftermath. Each year on Patriot Day, the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff. Citizens are asked to observe a moment of silence, usually at 8:46 a.m. EDT (when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City), and are encouraged to devote the day and year to serving their neighbors and communities.

Question of the Day

Is it bad to have earthworms in my flowerpots?

In garden soil, earthworms help to break down organic material and aerate the soil. In pots, however, their activity may eventually end up clogging your drainage. So, they probably aren’t eating your plants, but they’re not providing much benefit, either!

Advice of the Day

To keep the whites of poached eggs from running, add a little vinegar to the water.

Home Hint of the Day

Add whole cloves to bags of stored clothing to keep out moths and silverfish.

Word of the Day

1 league=3miles=24 furlongs

Puzzle of the Day

My first is found in an oyster; my second is possessed by the nobility; every house contains my third; my whole no one applies to himself.(What’s the word? Each clue is a letter!)


  • O. Henry (writer) –
  • Lord Byng of Vimy (Canadian Governor General 1921-1926) –
  • D.H. Lawrence (author) –
  • Brian DePalma (director) –
  • Moby (musician) –
  • Harry Connick, Jr. (musician) –
  • Ariana Richards (actress) –
  • Jacoby Ellsbury (baseball player) –
  • Tyler Hoechlin (actor) –


  • Jessica Tandy (actress) –
  • Kim Hunter (actress) –
  • Johnny Unitas (football player) –
  • John Ritter (actor) –


  • Hawaii’s first theater opened–
  • Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic–
  • First live TV broadcast of Miss America pageant–
  • The Ford Pinto was introduced–
  • The U.S. spacecraft International Cometary Explorer (ICE) passed through the tail of its first comet (Giacobini-Zinner) and transmitted the first pictures of the nucleus–
  • Terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon killed thousands–


  • Before recovering from Hurricane Carol, New England was hit by Hurricane Edna, which brought winds of 74 mph to Boston and 120 mph to Martha’s Vineyard, and 8 inches of rain to Portland, Maine–
  • The Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau, were visited by Hurricane Iniki, which caused more than $1.3 billion in damages–
  • The Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner was struck by a rogue wave estimated to have been 90 feet high. The wave was created by Hurricane Luis, located about 120 nautical miles northwest of the ship–

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