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Daily Calendar for Monday, November 11, 2024

Remembrance Day in Canada is a day to honor the Canadian men and women who have died in service to their country. Poppies are often worn in remembrance.

The date, November 11, marks the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. Traditionally, on Remembrance Day, two minutes of silence are observed at 11:00 a.m., the same time when World War I hostilities ended (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month), according to an armistice agreement signed by Germany and the Allies.

Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At that time, it became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Consider spending some time on-line learning more about our nation’s veterans. The Great War Society has developed a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials. The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of β€œthe greatest generation” with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings. Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial online; this moving memorial, dedicated in 1995, is the latest addition to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. See a registry of all the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Learn more about the military men and women who are on duty today.”

Question of the Day

How big a turkey should I buy if I’m intending to feed ten people?
You should count on about one pound per person, precooked. This may turn out to be more than necessary, but better safe than without leftovers.

Advice of the Day

Caraway seeds keep pigeons from straying.

Home Hint of the Day

Treat really stubborn stains in marble with fresh hydrogen peroxide and a couple of drops of ammonia. (Peroxide loses strength as it ages — check the expiration date on the label.) Pour the mixture on the stain and let sit for several minutes. Then wash, rinse, and wipe dry.

Word of the Day

Snub
A post on a dock or shore, around which a rope is thrown to check the motion of a vessel.

Puzzle of the Day

Who was the strongest man mentioned in the Bible?
Jonah, because the whale could not keep him down.

Born

  • Abigail Adams (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky (author) –
  • Maude Adams (actress) –
  • George S. Patton, Jr. (army general) –
  • Pat O'Brien (actor) –
  • Howard Fast (author) –
  • Kurt Vonnegut (author) –
  • Jonathan Winters (actor) –
  • Carlos Fuentes (author) –
  • Fuzzy Zoeller (golfer) –
  • Stanley Tucci (actor) –
  • Demi Moore (actress) –
  • Calista Flockhart (actress) –
  • Leslie Mann (actress) –
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (actor) –
  • Christa B. Allen (actress) –

Died

  • Nat Turner (A deeply religious enslaved man who in August 1831 led a violent rebellion of enslaved people in Southampton County, Virginia ) –
  • SΓΈren Kierkegaard (philosopher) –
  • Mary Kay Bergman (voice actress) –
  • Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader who sought a homeland for his people) –
  • Delbert Mann (director) –
  • Douglas Rain (Canadian actor) –

Events

  • The founding grant for Stanford University was signed, Palo Alto, California–
  • Washington admitted to the Union as the 42nd state–
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier dedicated, Arlington, Virginia–
  • The Vietnam Women’s Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.–
  • George Bowering became the first Parliamentary Poet Laureate in Canada–
  • Transit of Mercury.–

Weather

  • Oklahoma City reached a record high temperature of 83 degrees F, before plunging 66 degrees to a record low of 17 degrees F that evening–
  • The Armistice Day Storm killed more than 100 people and dumped 17 inches of snow on Iowa and nearly 29 inches on Duluth, Minnesota–

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