Daily Calendar for Saturday, October 5, 2024

Question of the Day

What kind of car was James Dean driving when he was killed in 1955?
He was driving a rare silver Porsche Spyder. Only 90 of them were in existence at the time of his death.

Advice of the Day

Toasting increases the flavor of sesame, mustard, and cumin seeds.

Home Hint of the Day

Do not paper over existing wallpaper. Remove all the old material and make sure the surface is smooth before you begin applying the new covering. This will ensure a neat, professional-looking job.

Word of the Day

The point in the Moon’s orbit that is closest to Earth.

Puzzle of the Day

My first is company; my second shuns company; my third assembles company; my whole amuses company. (What’s the word? Each clue is a syllable!)



  • Jonathan Edwards (philosopher) –
  • Chester Arthur (21st U.S. president) –
  • Louis Lumiere (inventor) –
  • Robert Hutchings Goddard (physicist) –
  • Larry Fine (actor) –
  • Ray Arthur Kroc (American businessman) –
  • Joshua Logan (producer) –
  • Bil Keane (cartoonist, created Family Circus) –
  • Glynis Johns (actress) –
  • Richard F. Gordon (astronaut) –
  • Steve Miller (musician) –
  • Karen Allen (actress) –
  • Bernie Mac (actor) –
  • Mario Lemieux (hockey player) –
  • Kate Winslet (actress) –
  • Nicky Hilton (heiress) –


  • Tecumseh (Native American leader) –
  • Nancy Hanks Lincoln (mother of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln) –
  • Earl Tupper (inventor of Tupperware) –
  • Rodney Dangerfield (comedian & actor) –


  • World Series first broadcast on radio–
  • Laura Ingalls made the first transcontinental airplane flight by a woman. Traveling from New York to California in 4 days, she stopped 9 times and logged 30 hours and 27 minutes of flying time–
  • First nonstop trans-Pacific flight, from Japan to Washington, which had begun on October 4, was completed on this day–
  • During the first televised presidential address, President Truman asked Americans to not eating meat on Tuesdays or poultry on Thursdays in order to help stockpile grain for starving people outside of the U.S.–
  • The Beatles released their hit Love Me Do in the U.K.–
  • Tom Green’s jet car reached 413.199 mph–
  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus first appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s BBC-1–
  • Laurie Skreslet first Canadian to summit Mt. Everest–
  • First space shuttle launch with oceanographer (Paul Scully-Power on Challenger)–
  • Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space–
  • 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, won Nobel Peace prize–
  • 53 people committed murder-suicide simultaneously in several chalets in Switzerland and Canada. They were members of the Order of the Solar Temple–


  • Mighty tempest in New England, said John Winthrop’s journal entry for this day–
  • Pumpkin Flood on Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers in Pennsylvania–
  • Arizona set a U.S. record high temperature for October with 116 degrees F (in Sentinel)–

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