Daily Calendar for Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Question of the Day

If a recipe calls for one pound of eggs, how many would that be?
Approximately nine eggs equals one pound.

Advice of the Day

The time to harvest parsnips or turnips is after a hard frost.

Home Hint of the Day

When burning a kerosene lamp, make sure you have at least 18 inches of air space above the chimney. Otherwise, the heat rising from the chimney can be enough to catch something on fire.

Word of the Day

The letters signified by the signal ( … – … ) prescribed by the International Radiotelegraphic Convention of 1908 for use by ships in distress. SOS was chosen as the universal distress signal because this combination of three dots followed by three dashes followed by three dots (…–…), was easy to send and easily recognized, especially since they were usually sent as a nine-character signal, which stood out against the background of three-character Morse Code letters. The letters themselves are meaningless. SOS does not stand for Save Our Souls, Save Our Ship, Stop Other Signals, or Sure Of Sinking.

Puzzle of the Day

What is the longest word in the English language?
Smiles, because there is a mile between the first and last letters.


  • Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (poet) –
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (reformer) –
  • Auguste Rodin (sculptor) –
  • Harry Andrew Blackmun (lawyer) –
  • Joseph Coors (brewer) –
  • Kim Hunter (actress) –
  • Grace Kelly (actress and later known as Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco) –
  • Neil Young (musician) –
  • Megan Mullally (actress) –
  • Nadia Comaneci (gymnast) –
  • Ryan Gosling (actor) –
  • Anne Hathaway (actress) –


  • Eve Arden (actress) –
  • Bill Dickey (baseball player) –
  • Billy Guy (singer) –
  • Jonathan Brandis (actor) –
  • Ira Levin (author) –


  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened–
  • Ellis Island federal immigration station closed in N.Y./N.J.–
  • Largest iceberg on record (208 miles long, 60 miles wide) discovered by U.S.S. Glacier–
  • First episode of Absolutely Fabulous aired–
  • Voters OKβ€˜d creation of Nunavut territory–


  • A heavy snowstorm hit all of New England–

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