# Daily Calendar for Wednesday, October 23, 2024

### Question of the Day

When did we figure out a vaccine for rabies?
Louis Pasteur cured a nine-year-old boy, Joseph Meister, with the vaccine he developed in 1885.

The swallows leave San Juan Capistrano, California, today.

### Home Hint of the Day

Capping a chimney can make cleaning difficult and force the flames of a chimney fire down toward the roof, so install a chimney cap only if you have severe water or downdraft problems.

### Word of the Day

Golden number
A number in the 19-year cycle of the Moon, used for determining the date of Easter. (The Moon repeats its phases approximately every 19 years.) Add 1 to any given year and divide the result by 19; the remainder is the Golden Number. If there is no remainder, the Golden Number is 19.

### Puzzle of the Day

A boy undertakes to put something in a playmate’s left hand which the playmate cannot possibly take in his right. What is this?
The playmate’s right elbow.

### Born

• Francis Hopkinson Smith (author) β
• John William Heisman (football player) β
• William David Coolidge (physicist) β
• Gertrude Ederle (first woman to swim the English Channel) β
• Johnny Carson (comedian & television host) β
• Pele (soccer player) β
• Michael Crichton (author) β
• Weird Al Yankovic (musician) β
• Doug Flutie (football player) β
• Ryan Reynolds (actor) β
• Masiela Lusha (actress, author) β

### Died

• Zane Grey (author) β
• Adolph Green (author & lyricist) β
• Madame Chiang Kai-shek (became one of the world’s most famous women as she helped her husband fight the Japanese during World War II and later the Chinese Communists) β
• Robert Merrill (baritone) β

### Events

• 25,000 women marched in New York City demanding the right to voteβ
• Charlie Chaplin married Mildred Harrisβ
• Researchers at the University of Toronto announced the development of an electronic cardiac pacemakerβ
• Cumberland mine disasterβ
• Garfield the Cat’s lovable teddy bear, Pooky, made his comic strip debutβ

### Weather

• Flood βswept all the fences offβ in Newbury, Vermontβ
• Newbury, Vermont, received 12 inches of snow, which stayed until springβ
• 1 foot of snow fell in Haverhill, New Hampshireβ
• A hurricane hit Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniaβ
• A tornado hit Cass County, Indiana, around mid-afternoonβ
• Major flooding occurred in Chickasha, Oklahomaβ
• The Neches River in southeast Texas was 8 feet above flood stage due to heavy rainβ
• Hurricane Patricia, a Category 5, became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western hemisphere, with maximum sustained winds near 200 mph.β