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Daily Calendar for Thursday, October 24, 2024

Today is noted as United Nations Day to mark the anniversary of the United Nations charter, which went into effect on October 24, 1945. Organizations and schoolchildren throughout the world mark this day with meetings, discussions, and exhibits on the achievements and goals of the international body.

Question of the Day

Advice of the Day

A lie has no legs to stand on, but it gets places.

Home Hint of the Day

Get rid of any tree branches that hang over your house and outbuildings so that squirrels can’t use them as ladders.

Word of the Day

Evening star
A planet that is above the western horizon at sunset and less than 180Β° east of the Sun in right ascension.

Puzzle of the Day

Why are two pints of strawberries after they are eaten like persons singing?
They are a quart-et (eaten).

Born

  • Sarah Hale (poet; magazine editor) –
  • Belva A. Lockwood (lawyer) –
  • Melvin Purvis (FBI agent) –
  • Moss Hart (playwright) –
  • Bob Kane (cartoonist; co-creator of Batman) –
  • Denise Levertov (poet) –
  • The Big Bopper (singer) –
  • Bill Wyman (bassist; formerly of The Rolling Stones) –
  • F. Murray Abraham (actor) –
  • Kevin Kline (actor) –
  • Monica (singer) –

Died

  • Daniel Webster (lawyer & statesman) –
  • Franklin Carmichael (Canadian painter) –
  • Gene Roddenberry (author & producer) –
  • Raul Julia (actor) –
  • George P. Oslin (Western Union executive) –
  • Harry Hay (early activist in the gay-rights movement, founded Mattachine Society) –
  • Rosa Parks (civil rights activist) –
  • Marcia Strassman (actress) –
  • Maureen O'Hara (actress) –
  • Robert Guillaume (actor) –
  • Antoine "Fats" Domino (singer) –
  • Leslie Jordan (actor ) –

Events

  • Spain ratified treaty to cede Florida to the United States–
  • Alonzo D. Phillips, of Springfield, Massachusetts, received a patent for phosphorus friction matches–
  • Astronomer William Lassell discovered Uranus moons Ariel and Umbriel–
  • The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Justice Stephen J. Field of California to President Lincoln in Washington, D.C.–
  • Canadian schooner Bluenose won the International Fishermen’s Trophy–
  • Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time, Wilmington, Delaware–
  • First photos of Earth taken from space–
  • Actor Richard Burton bought a $1.1 million, 69-carat diamond ring for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor.–
  • The Concorde, the world’s only supersonic airliner, headed home to London for the last time–
  • The Boston Red Sox took Game 1 of the World Series with a final score of 13-1, scoring more runs than any team in the first game of a World Series–

Weather

  • Traffic in Buffalo, New York, was stalled for several hours as cars tried to maneuver through six inches of slushy snow–
  • Thunderstorms in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area gave rise to three tornadoes–

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