Daily Almanac for Tuesday, January 11, 2022

On this date in 1963, The forerunner of the discotheques, the Whiskey A-Go-Go, opened on Sunset strip in Los Angeles, California and became the launching pad for many unkown stars like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Otis Redding. Whisky a Go-Go, 8901 W. Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA. 2006 photo. By Photograph by Mike Dillon – Self-published work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org


The Whisky a Go Go (informally nicknamed “the Whisky”) is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, United States. It is located at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip, corner North Clark Street, opposite North San Vicente Boulevard, northwest corner. The club has been the launching pad for bands including The StoogesAlice Cooper (who recorded a live album there in 1969), Parliament-FunkadelicThe DoorsGolden EarringNo DoubtSystem of a DownThe ByrdsThe Flying Burrito BrothersChicagoGermsBuffalo SpringfieldSteppenwolfVan HalenJohnny RiversXLed ZeppelinFleetwood MacKISSGuns N’ RosesDeathAC/DCLinkin ParkMetallicaMötley Crüe, and Phil Seymour.


Question of the Day

What is the diameter of Earth, and how does it compare to that of Venus?Earth’s diameter is 7,928 miles. Venus is slightly smaller, with a diameter of 7,523 miles.

Advice of the Day

To prevent bad luck, never shake out a tablecloth after dark.

Home Hint of the Day

Before using a power sander to strip an old floor, use a hammer and nail set to set any protruding nail heads below the surface. This will reduce the risk of tearing the expensive sand paper.

Word of the Day

BlighterA persistently annoying person.

Puzzle of the Day

I am a caller at every home where you may meet, For daily I perambulate along each street. Take one letter from me and still you will see. I’m the same as before, as I’ll always be, Take two letters from me, or three or four. I’ll still be the same as I was before. In fact, I can tell you that all my letters you may take, Yet of me nothing else can you make.

Answer: Postman


  • Alexander Hamilton (statesman & founding father) – 1757
  • Sir John A. Macdonald (Canadian prime minister) – 1815
  • Alice Paul (lawyer) – 1885
  • Alan Stewart Paton (author) – 1903
  • Manfred B. Lee (mystery writer) – 1905
  • Jean Chrétien (Canadian prime minister) – 1934
  • Clarence Clemons (musician) – 1942
  • Naomi Judd (country music singer) – 1946
  • Ben Crenshaw (golfer) – 1952
  • Darryl Dawkins (basketball player) – 1957
  • Mary J. Blige (singer) – 1971
  • Amanda Peet (actress) – 1972


  • Francis Scott Key (composer) – 1843
  • Gail Borden (developed condensed milk) – 1874
  • Sir Edmund Hillary (one of the first to summit Mt. Everest) – 2008


  • Alabama seceded from the Union– 1861
  • Milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first time, Brooklyn, NY– 1878
  • Hudson Motor Company unveiled the first sedan-type car– 1913
  • Pioneer aviatrix Amelia Earhart became the first woman to pilot solo from Hawaii to Mainland USA. She took off from Honolulu, reaching Oakland, CA, in 18 1/4 hours– 1935
  • India and Pakistan annouced the designation of an exact border between the two countries to eliminate clashes– 1960
  • The forerunner of the discotheques, the Whiskey A-Go-Go, opened on Sunset strip in Los Angeles, California and became the launching pad for many unkown stars like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Otis Redding– 1963
  • Dr. Luther Terry, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued the first government report saying that smoking was hazardous to one’s health– 1964
  • Baseball’s American League adopted the designated hitter” rule which allows another player to bat for the pitcher”– 1973
  • National Ballet of Canada founder, Celia Franca, retired.– 1974
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control published evidence that AIDS can be transmitted through blood tranfusions– 1984
  • President Reagan bade the nation farewell in a nationally broadcast address from the Oval Office– 1989
  • A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California– 2010
  • A 17-pound 1-ounce ocean whitefish was caught at Hurricane Bank, off California and Mexico– 2011


  • Charleston, South Carolina, experienced a sudden change in temperature on January 10. The mercury dropped from 70F to 26F and sank to 15F by the morning of January 11.– 1745
  • Two-day blizzard began in Midwest, 1918– 1918
  • Chinook winds warmed an Arctic air mass over Great Falls, Montana, raising temperatures from -32°F to 15°F in 7 minutes.– 1980
  • A chilly 32 degrees F, Orlando, Florida– 1982
  • 25.3 inches of snow fell in 24 hours in Buffalo, NY– 1982
  • Five degrees below zero F in Atlanta, Georgia– 1982
  • 75 mph wind gusts at Yankton, South Dakota– 1990

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