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Daily Calendar for Sunday, November 10, 2024

Question of the Day

Why can’t you stuff a turkey ahead of time?
The combination of moist stuffing and uncooked turkey invites the growth of salmonella, a type of bacteria common in poultry. The stuffing can be prepared ahead of time and put into the turkey just before roasting. After cooking, all stuffing should be removed from the bird’s cavity.

Advice of the Day

There is no better month in the year to cut wood than November.

Home Hint of the Day

Pinch the burned area off the wick of a kerosene lamp when the lamp is cold. Cutting it with scissors wastes wick unnecessarily.

Word of the Day

Skyscraper
A skysail of a triangular form. A name for the one of the fancy sails alleged to have been sometimes set above the skysail. Hence, anything usually large, high, or excessive.

Puzzle of the Day

Why are teeth like verbs?
Because they are regular, irregular, and defective.

Born

  • Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran church) –
  • William Hogarth (painter) –
  • Samuel Gridley Howe (physician) –
  • Donald Baxter Macmillan (arctic explorer) –
  • Claude Rains (actor) –
  • Karl Jay Shapiro (poet) –
  • Richard Burton (actor) –
  • Roy Scheider (actor) –
  • Norm Cash (baseball player) –
  • Sinbad (actor) –
  • MacKenzie Phillips (actress) –
  • Ellen Pompeo (actress) –
  • Brittany Murphy (actress) –
  • Giovonnie Samuels (actress) –
  • Josh Peck (actor) –

Died

  • Leonid Brezhnev (Russian Premier) –
  • Jack Palance (actor) –
  • Norman Mailer (author) –
  • Miriam Makeba (singer, referred to as Mama Africa) –

Events

  • The American Continental Congress established a full-time national Marine Corps, the Continental Marines–
  • Journalist Henry Morton Stanley located missing Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, in Central Africa, and delivered his famous greeting, Dr. Livingstone, I presume.–
  • Statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor first in the United States to be canonically crowned, New Orleans, Louisiana–
  • National Book Week was first observed in the United States–
  • Jeweler Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.–
  • Sesame Street made its television debut–
  • Gene Autry received a gold record for the single, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 20 years after its release–
  • Luna 17 spacecraft launched–
  • The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore boat with 29 crewmen aboard, sank during a storm on Lake Superior–

Weather

  • A tornado hit Great Bend, Kansas, killing 11 people and causing $1 million in damages–
  • A storm in Minnesota produced record-breaking low pressure–
  • More than seventy tornadoes churned across the eastern United States–
  • 71 degrees F, East Milford, New Hampshire–

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