Daily Calendar for Friday, October 11, 2024

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on this day. This β€œDay of Atonement” is a very solemn day in the Jewish year that is devoted to fasting, prayer, and repentance. On Yom Kippur, people repeat a chant called the β€œAl Chet” (Chet is usually translated as β€œsin”). In the chant, the people list the ways in which they have fallen short over the past year and repent of these shortcomings. Learn more about Yom Kippur.

Question of the Day

How can I get makeup, including lipstick and face powder, out of rugs and off painted walls?
You can remove lipstick, makeup, and other greasy substances by using vegetable oil, shortening, or petroleum jelly. Cover the stain with the oil, let it sit for five to ten minutes, and then wash with warm, soapy water. Make sure to remove all the oil, or you’ll have a different stain to deal with. Hair spray also works as a solvent to remove lipstick and makeup stains. Spray it on, let it sit for a minute, and blot up the stain. If you don’t have hair spray, try alcohol, nail polish remover, or even cold cream.

Advice of the Day

The giving of love is an education in itself. —Eleanor Roosevelt

Home Hint of the Day

To remove marks on porcelain, mix a thick paste of hydrogen peroxide, Bon Ami (or other scratchless cleanser), and a pinch of cream of tartar. Cover the stains with the paste and let sit for 30 minutes. Rub off with a plastic dish pad, then rinse. Repeat as needed.

Word of the Day

The Moon’s rising above or descending below the horizon.

Puzzle of the Day

On what kind of ships do students study?


  • Johannes Fleischer (botanist) –
  • Sir George Williams (founder of the YMCA) –
  • Henry John Heinz (manufacturer) –
  • Mary Isabella Drever Macleod (pioneer) –
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Charles Revson (founder of Revlon) –
  • Jerome Robbins (ballet dancer) –
  • Elmore Leonard (novelist) –
  • Daryl Hall (musician) –
  • Joan Cusack (actress) –
  • Ty Murray (professional cowboy) –
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (actress) –
  • Michelle Wie (golfer) –


  • Meriwether Lewis (explorer) –
  • Chico Marx (comedian) –
  • Jean Cocteau (writer) –
  • Red Foxx (actor) –
  • Richard Denning (actor) –
  • Neal Hefti (composer) –
  • Angela Lansbury ((actress) ) –


  • Historic Bartram’s Garden began–
  • Juliana, the first steam-powered ferry in the U.S., began service between NYC and Hoboken, NJ–
  • At the age of 21, Thomas Edison completed his first invention and filed for a patent. It was an electric machine to count votes quickly, but Congress did not buy it–
  • Premiere of Professor Quiz, first radio quiz show in U.S. to give away cash prizes–
  • Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) received authorization from the FCC to begin transmission of color television broadcasts–
  • US Air Force Major Robert M. White flies an X-15 rocket plane to a height of 217,000 feet, a record for winged, man-controlled aircraft–
  • Michael Gallen set a world record by eating 63 bananas in 10 minutes–
  • Saturday Night Live premiered–
  • 19-pound, 2-ounce weakfish was caught near Jones Beach, Long Island, New York–
  • Space Shuttle astronaut, Kathy Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space–
  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize–


  • Flash floods occurred in Oklahoma and Texas–

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