Daily Calendar for Thursday, September 19, 2024

Question of the Day

Where do all those recycled telephone books go?
Many are used to make things such as compact disc covers.

Advice of the Day

Reading, writing, and driving a car burn about 75 to 125 calories per hour.

Home Hint of the Day

Sometimes your fingers are the best tools for smoothing roofing cement or auto-body putty, but those materials are awful to get off your hands. Put on latex exam gloves (available at drugstores) before getting into the goo. Caution: Some thinners and solvents may eat right through the gloves.

Word of the Day

Diurnal Tide
A tide with one high water and one low water in a tidal day of approximately 24 hours.

Puzzle of the Day

If you a sour fruit transpose, a very sweet one β€˜twill disclose. (What word fits the first clue, but when rearranged, fits the second?)

Lemon - melon


  • Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (astronomer) –
  • George Cadbury (chocolate manufacturer) –
  • Arthur Rackham (artist) –
  • Rachel Field (children’s author) –
  • JB Rhine (psychologist) –
  • Leon Jaworski (lawyer) –
  • Ferdinand Porsche (Austrian auto-manufacturer) –
  • William Golding (author) –
  • Emil Zatopek (distance runner) –
  • Adam West (actor) –
  • Mike Royko (journalist) –
  • Brian Epstein (manager of The Beatles) –
  • Joe Morgan (baseball player) –
  • Jeremy Irons (actor) –
  • Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson (model) –
  • Ernie Sabella (actor) –
  • Joan Lunden (journalist) –
  • Trisha Yearwood (singer) –
  • Jimmy Fallon (actor) –
  • Hermione Granger (character in Harry Potter series) –
  • Danielle Panabaker (actress) –


  • James Garfield (20th U.S. president) –
  • Jackie Collins (author) –


  • Bissell carpet sweeper patented–
  • Bruno R. Hauptmann charged with kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby–
  • On a return trip from Canada, while in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Betty and Barney Hill claimed to have been abducted for two hours by a UFO. After going public with their story, the two gained worldwide notoriety. The incident is the first fully documented case of alien abduction.–
  • Anti-AIDS drug AZT first became available, on a compassionate use basis–
  • 7.1 earthquake occurred in Ayutla, Puebla, Mexico–


  • New York City had a record high temperature of 92 degrees F, while snow fell in the West–
  • 92 degrees Fahrenheit, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania–
  • Frogs’ eggs fell from the sky in Berlin, Connecticut–

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