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Daily Calendar for Friday, November 15, 2024

November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps, before the waters froze over. This Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon. Learn more about the Full Moon for November!

Question of the Day

Can I get a chocolate drink stain out of a white T-shirt?

If the t-shirt is washable, you can try soaking the area with a few drops of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and a few drops of ammonia, and then blotting the stain gently with a moistened cloth. Rinse and repeat as necessary.

If still no results, try wetting the stain with a 3-percent solution of hydrogen peroxide to which 1 to 2 drops of ammonia have been added. Let sit for a minute or two. Rinse with water and blot dry. (Test this solution on an inside seam first before working on the stain itself.)

Advice of the Day

Save the water from cooking pasta. Let it cool, then use it to water houseplants.

Home Hint of the Day

To repair small defects such as old nail holes in the surface of a wall, place some spackling compound on a finger and force the filler into the hole. The spackling compound will harden, so you can paint over it.

Word of the Day

Tattoo
Of Polynesian origin. To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out.

Puzzle of the Day

Which is heavier, a half or a full Moon?
The half, because the full Moon is twice as light.

Died

  • Johannes Kepler (astronomer) –
  • Lionel Barrymore (actor) –
  • Margaret Mead (author) –

Born

  • Sir William Herschel (astronomer) –
  • James O'Neill (actor) –
  • Franklin Pierce Adams (newspaper columnist) –
  • Felix Frankfurter (U.S. Supreme Court justice) –
  • Georgia O'Keeffe (painter) –
  • Marianne Moore (poet) –
  • Joseph Wapner (judge & TV personality) –
  • Ed Asner (actor) –
  • Petula Clark (singer) –
  • Sam Waterston (actor) –
  • Kevin Eubanks (musician & The Tonight Show bandleader) –
  • Helen Mersi Kelesi (tennis player) –
  • Jonny Lee Miller (actor) –
  • Zena Grey (actress) –

Events

  • Pikes Peak first sighted by Zebulon M. Pike–
  • First U.S. poultry show began, Boston, Massachusetts–
  • First meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations–
  • Sadie Hawkins Day debuted in Al Capp’s Li’l Abner comic strip–
  • First gas-turbine electric locomotive in the United States was track-tested, Erie, Pennsylvania–
  • Elvis Presley’s first movie, Love Me Tender, premiered–
  • Walt Disney announced plans to build Epcot Center –
  • A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Japan–

Weather

  • Forty-five inches of snow fell on Watertown, New York, in 24 hours–
  • Thirty-five tornadoes ripped through the Midwest–

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