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Daily Calendar for Thursday, September 12, 2024

Question of the Day

What is a gandy dancer?
Some railroad workers of the past were called this because of tools they used made by the Gandy Manufacturing Company of Chicago.

Advice of the Day

The smoke from rue and bitter almonds will repel wild cats.

Home Hint of the Day

If you decide to paint your wood floor, choose an alkyd-resin paint. This is a good finish for floors that get a lot of traffic.

Word of the Day

Furlong
1 furlong=1/8 mile=660 feet=220 yards

Puzzle of the Day

Read from the left, I shall be found a portion of all things that are; but change your hand and turn me β€˜round, I then am nothing but a snare.(What word fits the first clue, but when read backwards, fits the second?)
Part - trap

Born

  • Richard Jordan Gatling (inventor) –
  • Charles Dudley Warner (editor) –
  • The Viscount Willingdon (Canadian Governor General 1926-1931) –
  • H.L. Mencken (journalist) –
  • Alfred A. Knopf (publisher) –
  • Ben Shahn (painter) –
  • Barry White (singer) –
  • Amy Yasbeck (actress) –
  • Paul Walker (actor) –
  • Benjamin McKenzie (actor) –
  • Yao Ming (basketball player) –
  • Jennifer Hudson (actress and singer) –
  • Emmy Rossum (actress) –

Died

  • William Boyd (actor) –
  • Anthony Perkins (actor) –
  • Raymond Burr (actor) –
  • John Hollman (CNN newscaster) –
  • Johnny Cash (singer) –

Events

  • Henry Hudson began exploration of what is later to be named the Hudson River–
  • Astronomer Charles Messier cataloged the Crab Nebula–
  • A whale followed a boat to the Montreal harbor–
  • Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning–
  • John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island–
  • Lassie made its television debut–
  • Bonanza made its television debut–
  • Luna 2 spacecraft launched–
  • U.S. President Kennedy delivered Moon speech, Rice University, Houston, Texas–
  • The Monkees debuted on television–
  • Astronauts Jan Davis and Mark Lee became the first married couple in space during a shuttle mission–
  • Hong Kong Disneyland opened–

Weather

  • Hot, dry winds caused tree foliage to crumble in east Kansas–
  • Hurricane Donna made landfall on central Long Island, then tracked across New England, with winds reaching 140 mph at the Blue Hills Observatory in Milton, Massachusetts, and 130 mph on Block Island, Rhode Island–

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