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Daily Calendar for Thursday, November 7, 2024

Question of the Day

What is that wobbly little thing on the turkey’s beak called?

The snood is the flap of skin above a turkey’s beak, but don’t confuse it with the dewlap which is also wobbly. It connects the head to the neck, under the beak.

Advice of the Day

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. —Abraham Lincoln

Home Hint of the Day

You create a dust trap when you apply an oil-based polish to a piece of furniture, so use polish sparingly. Buff the piece well to remove as much of the oily residue as possible.

Word of the Day

Shanty
A small crude shelter used as a dwelling. A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors.

Puzzle of the Day

Why does a person who is poorly lose his sense of touch?
Because he doesn’t feel well.

Born

  • Marie Curie (chemist) –
  • Dean Jagger (actor) –
  • Albert Camus (writer) –
  • Billy Graham (evangelist) –
  • Al Hirt (musician) –
  • Barry Newman (actor) –
  • Johnny Rivers (singer) –
  • Joni Mitchell (singer) –
  • Christopher Knight (actor) –
  • Jeremy London (actor) –
  • Jason London (actor) –

Died

  • Alfred Russel Wallace (naturalist) –
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Gene Tunney (boxer) –
  • Steve McQueen (actor) –
  • Howard Keel (actor) –
  • Joe Frazier (boxer) –
  • Roy Halladay (baseball player) –

Events

  • Alexander Mackenzie became the second prime minister of Canada–
  • In a cartoon by Thomas Nast, the elephant was first used to represent the Republican party–
  • Last spike of the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway driven at Craigellachie, British Columbia–
  • The state of Colorado granted women residents the right to vote–
  • Bette Davis became the first woman elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood–
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected for a fourth term–
  • UN approved United Nations Emergency Force–
  • Elston Howard won American League’s Most Valuable Player award–
  • Magic Johnson announced his retirement from basketball because he tested positive for the HIV virus–
  • The first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, was elected–
  • A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada–

Weather

  • The β€œGalloping Gertie” bridge in Tacoma collapsed in a windstorm four months after its grand opening–
  • 98-mph winds recorded at Block Island, Rhode Island–
  • Thermometers in Islip, New York, read a toasty 77.4F.–

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