Daily Calendar for Monday, December 9, 2024

Question of the Day

In what year did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol?

Dickens wrote the story in 1843.

Advice of the Day

Place a vinegar-soaked brown bag on sprains to ease the pain and aid recovery.

Home Hint of the Day

To get the odor of cat urine out of a carpet, sprinkle baking soda on the area. Leave it on for several hours, then vacuum it up. If necessary, repeat the process with fresh baking soda.

Word of the Day

An imaginary creature, or an undefined character.

Puzzle of the Day

What is the difference between a professor and a mosquito?
One is a mentor, and the other is a torment.


  • Clarence Birdseye (businessman) –
  • Jean de Brunhoff (author of Babar books) –
  • Kirk Douglas (actor) –
  • Redd Foxx (actor) –
  • Dame Judi Dench (actress) –
  • Beau Bridges (actor) –
  • John Malkovich (actor) –
  • Donnie Osmond (entertainer) –
  • Jesse Metcalfe (actor) –
  • Simon Helberg (actor) –


  • Paul Simon (5-term Democratic congressman and 2-term senator from Illinois who ran unsuccessfully for presidential nomination in 1988) –
  • Georgia Gibbs (singer) –
  • Gene Barry (actor) –


  • Robert Cushman gave first known sermon in the United States, in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts–
  • Noah Webster established The American Minerva, NY’s first daily newspaper–
  • Canada’s first coin club, Numismatic Society of Montreal, formed–
  • Lincoln letter sold for $748,000–
  • First Heisman Trophy awarded to Jay Berwanger–
  • Quebec adopted a new coat of arms–
  • British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa during World War II–
  • Bob Waterfield became the first professional football player to kick 5 field goals in one game–
  • Public debut of the computer mouse, in San Francisco–
  • Marguerite d’Youville became first Canadian-born saint–
  • Twin polar bear cubs were born at the Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich, Germany–


  • It was 61 degrees F in Boston at 1:00 A.M.–

Explore Other Dates on the Calendar