Daily Calendar for Monday, October 7, 2024

Child Health Day. First proclaimed to be May 1 by President Coolidge in 1928, this national observance has taken place on the first Monday in October since 1960. On Child Health Day, we are encouraged to pay special attention to the physical and mental health and safety of children in the United States. Topics covered on this day include prenatal care, environmental hazards, and adolescent issues.

Question of the Day

What is the best way to rid a pantry of moths?
Food moths can be pretty tough to get rid of once they’ve moved into your home. You’ll need to dump all pantry staples containing grains and nuts — including pasta, popcorn, crackers, flour, raisins, nuts, and breakfast cereals — since the moths may have already laid eggs in them. Buy new staples and put them directly in the freezer for two days, which will kill all stages of any new moths that may be in them. Then store the foods in glass jars. Any of the remaining moths will head for the hills when they discover nothing to eat in your pantry.

Advice of the Day

Death and proverbs love brevity.

Home Hint of the Day

When nailing drywall, hit the nail just hard enough so that the hammer drives in the nail and creates a dimple in the top surface of the drywall without cutting through it. This makes a place for the joint compound to fill.

Word of the Day

The eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or another planet.

Puzzle of the Day

He sits and (Blank) over his (Blank). (The two 5-letter words to fill the blanks share the same letters.)
1) mopes 2) poems


  • Henry Rutgers (patriot) –
  • William Billings (composer) –
  • James Whitcomb Riley (poet) –
  • Niels Bohr (physicist) –
  • Andy Devine (actor) –
  • Vaughn Monroe (singer & bandleader) –
  • Walt Whitman Rostow (government official) –
  • June Allyson (actress) –
  • Desmond Mpilo Tutu (South African archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner) –
  • Leroi Jones (poet) –
  • John Mellencamp (singer) –
  • Yo-Yo Ma (cellist) –
  • Jayne Torvill (figure skater, Olympic gold medalist; partner was Christopher Dean) –
  • Simon Cowell (American Idol judge) –
  • Rachel McAdams (actress) –
  • Aaron & Shawn Ashmore (actors) –


  • Edgar Allan Poe (author) –
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (writer) –
  • Christy Mathewson (baseball player) –
  • Mario Lanza (singer) –


  • Cornell University welcomed its first students–
  • Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University in football 222-0–
  • German troops invaded Romania–
  • Frank Sinatra’s first TV show debuted–
  • First photos taken of the dark side of the Moon, by Luna 3–
  • President John F. Kennedy signed nuclear test ban treaty between United States, Britain, and Soviet Union–
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats opened on Broadway–
  • Lynette Woodard selected as the first woman to play with the Harlem Globetrotters–
  • The rose was chosen to be national floral emblem of the U.S. Resolution signed on this day by President Reagan. U.S. Code Title 36, Chapter 3, Section 303–
  • Adrienne Clarkson became the 26th governor-general of Canada–
  • A 12-year-old caught a 618-pound bluefin tuna in the Northumberland Strait of Canada–


  • A hurricane caused shore damage and snow inland in New England–
  • Hurricane Daisy produced heavy rains while moving to Canadian waters near Newfoundland. Tide damage occurred in eastern New England and Nova Scotia.–
  • San Antonio, Texas, received 3.1 inches of rain in 6 hours–

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