Daily Calendar for Monday, December 23, 2024

Question of the Day

Where does one find a black-tailed deer in the United States?
The black-tailed deer, a subspecies of the mule deer, is primarily found in the Pacific Northwest. Stockier than the white-tailed deer, it is mostly yellow to reddish brown in summer, and the upper side of its tail is black.

Advice of the Day

An early winter, a surly winter.

Home Hint of the Day

End-grain wood is tough to plane. Hold the plane firmly on the end grain with the blade (make sure it’s very sharp) at an angle to the board. Work alternately from each side to the middle, or you may chip one side when you’re pushing out on it.

Word of the Day

A summer’s-day palindrome: It’s β€œtoo hot to hoot.”

Puzzle of the Day

What confections were carried on Noah’s ark?
Preserved pears (pairs)


  • Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (Swedish scientist) –
  • Joseph Smith (religious leader; organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) –
  • Madam C. J. Walker (entrepreneur, philanthropist, social activist) –
  • Robert Bly (poet) –
  • Eddie Vedder (musician) –


  • Jack Webb (actor) –
  • Marjorie Child Husted (home economist, helped create Betty Crocker) –
  • Victor Borge (comedian & pianist) –


  • Saturn’s moon Rhea discovered–
  • George Washington resigned as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and retired to his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia, with no inkling that he would be drafted to President 6 years later–
  • A Visit From St. Nicholas, attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, first published–
  • Part of Vincent Van Gogh’s left ear was cut off–
  • Reginald Fessenden became the first person to transmit voice over a wireless radio–
  • Transistor first demonstrated–
  • Jeanne SauvΓ© was appointed governor-general of Canada–
  • U.S. pilots, Dick Rutan and Jeanna Yeager, landed the experimental aircraft Voyager in California after a record 9-day 4-minute nonstop flight around the world without refueling–


  • Ships were lost in a storm on Long Island Sound–
  • Strong northerly winds generated a windchill of -100 degrees F in North Dakota–
  • Williston, North Dakota, recorded a temperature of -50 degrees F–
  • 9.6 inches of snow fell in Wilmington, North Carolina–

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