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Daily Calendar for Saturday, November 9, 2024

Question of the Day

How long can I keep a whole, frozen turkey in my freezer?
Growers say a frozen turkey will be fine in your freezer for up to a year, as long as you have no power outages or other freezer mishaps that may cause it to begin to thaw.

Advice of the Day

To cure a wart, find a piece of chalk, rub it on the wart, and throw it away.

Home Hint of the Day

To keep squirrels off your bird feeder, smear gobs of petroleum jelly or car grease on the pole that supports it. The squirrels hate the feeling of grease on their paws.

Word of the Day

Siren
One of three sea nymphs, — or, according to some writers, of two, — said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction.

Puzzle of the Day

If all the letters of the alphabet were asked out to dinner, why could they not all go together?
Because six always go after tea (T).

Born

  • Benjamin Banneker (mathematician & astronomer) –
  • Robert Dale Owen (social reformer) –
  • Elijah Parish Lovejoy (abolitionist) –
  • Ivan Turgenev (author) –
  • Sally Tompkins (philanthropist, Civil War hospital founder and operator) –
  • Stanford White (architect) –
  • Marie Dressler (actress) –
  • Hedy Lamarr (actress) –
  • Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. (politician) –
  • Spiro Agnew (U.S. vice president) –
  • Florence Chadwick (swimmer) –
  • Anne Sexton (poet) –
  • Carl Sagan (astronomer) –
  • Lou Ferrigno (actor) –
  • Chris Jericho (professional wrestler) –
  • Eric Dane (actor) –
  • Nick Lachey (singer) –
  • Nikki Blonsky (actress) –

Died

  • Dylan Thomas (poet) –
  • Charlie de Gaulle (politician) –
  • John N. Mitchell (former U.S. attorney general) –
  • Art Carney (actor) –
  • Ed Bradley (broadcast journalist) –

Events

  • First documented Canadian gridiron football game played, University of Toronto, Ontario–
  • The Great Boston Fire raged for two days–
  • Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to travel outside the U.S. while in office–
  • Jim Thorpe’s Carlisle Indians beat Dwight Eisenhower’s Army Cadets in football, 27 to 6–
  • Twelve Soviet-made MIG-15s attacked four U.S. aircrafts over North Korea in the first dogfight involving jet fighter planes–
  • Major Robert White flew X-15 rocket plane at Mach 6.04–
  • First issue of Rolling Stone magazine came out–
  • Canada’s first domestic communications satellite, Anik A1, launched–
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall–
  • Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was honored with his seventh Cy Young award and became the oldest pitcher, at age 42, to receive the award–

Weather

  • Worst day of storm that caused 12 major shipwrecks on the Great Lakes (United States and Canada)–
  • Record cold hit New York and Boston, with low temperatures of 24 degrees F–
  • A record high temperature of 70 degrees F recorded in Manchester, New Hampshire–
  • A 29th subtropical storm (Theta) formed in the Atlantic, setting a new record for the most named storms in a single season. The previous record of 28 named storms occurred in 2005.–

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