Daily Calendar for Monday, September 30, 2024

Question of the Day

I can’t seem to get my white cotton socks clean in the washer. Is there any way to whiten them without bleach?
Boil your socks in water with a slice of lemon. Just make sure they aren’t too aromatic when you put them in the water, or your kitchen will smell like a locker room.

Advice of the Day

As perennials fade away, mark their locations with small sticks so that you can avoid disturbing them with early spring cultivating.

Home Hint of the Day

Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part I: 16-ounce nail hammer with curved claw, 8-tpi (tooth per inch) hand crosscut saw for most work, adjustable pliers, 8-inch mill bastard file, retractable steel ruler, and an oilcan.

Word of the Day

Solar Cycle
A period of 28 years in the Julian calendar, at the end of which the days of the month return to the same days of the week.

Puzzle of the Day

(Blank) ventured (Blank) gained. (What’s the saying? Fill in the blanks!)

1) Nothing 2) nothing


  • William Wrigley, Jr. (manufacturer) –
  • Lester Maddox (politician) –
  • Buddy Rich (drummer & bandleader) –
  • Deborah Kerr (actress) –
  • Truman Capote (author) –
  • Elie Wiesel (author) –
  • Angie Dickinson (actress) –
  • Johnny Mathis (singer) –
  • Z. Z. Hill (blues musician) –
  • Marilyn McCoo (singer) –
  • Fran Drescher (actress) –
  • Eric Stoltz (actor) –
  • Monica Belluci (actress) –
  • Jenna Elfman (actress) –
  • Martina Hingis (tennis player) –
  • Dominique Moceanu (American gymnast) –
  • Kieran Culkin (actor) –
  • Lacey Chabert (actress) –


  • Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (U.S. First Lady) –
  • James Dean (actor) –
  • Lina Basquette (actress) –
  • Monty Hall (game show host) –


  • Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin opened at the Colonial Theater in Boston, Massachusetts–
  • U.S. Navy’s first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, is commissioned at Groton, Connecticut–
  • The Flintstones made its television debut–
  • Alouette 1 satellite ceased activity after 10 years–
  • Cheers, the place where everyone knows your name, debuted on television–
  • John Lennon was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame–


  • Kilkenny, New Hampshire, near the Canadian border, received 6 inches of snow–
  • 108 degrees F at Wichita Falls, Texas–

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