Daily Calendar for Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Question of the Day

How can I get stains off my cookie sheets and other baking pans?
If your pans are slightly tarnished aluminum, clean them with a solution of hot soapy water and a little ammonia. Then wipe dry, rub with salt, and polish with a soft, dry cloth. For other kinds of stains, you can boil the pans (if you can find a pot big enough) with some water and grapefruit or lemon rinds for about 30 minutes. The acid in the fruit will remove the stains.

Advice of the Day

It is bad luck to sweep trash out the door at night.

Home Hint of the Day

Tapered brushes in small sizes are best for painting a window sash. The exact size is a matter of personal preference, but a 1-1/2-inch or 2-inch brush is comfortable for most people.

Word of the Day

Midsummer Day
June 24. Although it occurs near the summer solstice, to the farmer this day is the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvest and an occasion for festivity. The English church considered it a β€œQuarter Day,” one of the four major divisions of the liturgical year. It also marks the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

Puzzle of the Day

On three legs I stand, And when taken in hand, My nose often points to the light. Inside I’m as black as any coal sack, But my outside is polished and bright. (1897) (What is being described?)

Candle snuffer


  • Francesco Borromini (architect) –
  • Ole Roemer (astronomer) –
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan (geneticist) –
  • William Faulkner (author) –
  • Robert Brackman (artist) –
  • Marl Rothko (artist) –
  • Shel Silverstein (author, humorist) –
  • Barbara Walters (broadcast journalist ) –
  • Juliet Prowse (actress) –
  • Michael Douglas (actor) –
  • Cheryl Tiegs (model) –
  • Mark Hamill (actor) –
  • Christopher Reeve (actor) –
  • Heather Locklear (actress) –
  • Will Smith (actor) –
  • Catherine Zeta Jones (actress) –
  • Matthew Hasselbeck (football player) –
  • Antonia Gentry (actress) –


  • Felix-Gabriel Marchand (Quebec premier) –
  • Mary Astor (actress) –
  • George Plimpton (writer) –
  • Don Adams (actor) –
  • Andy Williams (singer) –


  • Vasco NΓΊΓ±ez de Balboa crossed Isthmus of Panama and sighted the Pacific Ocean–
  • Publick Occurrences became the first newspaper in the United Statesβ€β€œβ€“
  • Zachary Taylor’s troops captured the Mexican city of Monterrey–
  • Congress established Yosemite National Park in California–
  • TAT-1 first transatlantic telephone cable to link North America and U.K.–
  • Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office–
  • An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit northern Peru–
  • A 20-foot wide, 3,699-pound pumpkin pie was baked and presented at the New Bremen, Ohio, annual Pumpkinfest. It was certified as the world’s largest pumpkin pie.–
  • A 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook New Hampshire about 10 miles north of the capital city of Concord–


  • Cut Bank, Montana, recorded 4 degrees below zero F.–
  • Early snow flurries, Fort Wayne, Indiana–

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