Daily Almanac for Saturday, September 10, 2022

On this date in 1935, Popeye was heard for the first time on NBC radio. Here is Popeye the Sailor man By King Features Syndicate, Fair use, https en.wikipedia.org


Popeye the Sailor Man is a fictional cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929, and Popeye became the strip’s title in later years. The character has also appeared in theatrical and television animated cartoons.

Segar’s Thimble Theatre strip was in its 10th year when Popeye made his debut, but the one-eyed sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip, and Thimble Theatre became one of King Features’ most popular properties during the 1930s. After Segar died in 1938, Thimble Theatre was continued by several writers and artists, most notably Segar’s assistant Bud Sagendorf. The strip continues to appear in first-run installments in its Sunday edition, written and drawn by R.K. Milholland. The daily strips are reprints of old Sagendorf stories.

In 1933, Max Fleischer adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. These cartoons proved to be among the most popular of the 1930s, and Fleischer—and later Paramount’s own Famous Studios—continued production through 1957, these productions included Allied propaganda during the Second World War. These cartoon shorts are now owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by its sister company Warner Bros.

Over the years, Popeye has also appeared in comic books, television cartoons, video games, hundreds of advertisements, peripheral products ranging from spinach to candy cigarettes, and the 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman and starring Robin Williams as Popeye.

Charles M. Schulz said, “I think Popeye was a perfect comic strip, consistent in drawing and humor”. In 2002, TV Guide ranked Popeye number 20 on its “50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time” list.


Full Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores. 

Question of the Day

Who discovered penicillin and when?

Alexander Fleming developed this antibiotic agent in 1928, but it was not widely used therapeutically until 1940.

Advice of the Day

Experience is what you get when you expected something else.

Home Hint of the Day

If a chair rung is too small for its hole, don’t just fill the space with more glue. Instead, try inserting a bit of steel wool into the hole to create a tighter fit. Then reglue the rung in place.

Word of the Day


1 chain=100 links=22 yards

Puzzle of the Day

The Volunteer State.(Name the U.S. state!)



  • Joseph Wheeler (politician) – 1836
  • Carl Van Doren (biographer, critic, author of non-fiction) – 1885
  • Adele Astaire (dancer) – 1896
  • Robert Wise (director) – 1914
  • Arnold Palmer (professional golfer) – 1929
  • Charles Kuralt (journalist) – 1934
  • Stephen Jay Gould (evolutionary theorist author) – 1941
  • Joe Perry (musician) – 1950
  • Chris Columbus (film director) – 1958
  • Colin Firth (actor) – 1960
  • Randy Johnson (baseball player) – 1963
  • Guy Ritchie (director) – 1968
  • Ryan Philippe (actor) – 1974


  • Huey P. Long (politician) – 1935
  • Amy Clampitt (poet) – 1994
  • Clarence Gatemouth” Brown” (musician) – 2005
  • Jane Wyman (actress) – 2007


  • Jamestown colony in Virginia received a new president, John Smith– 1608
  • Faneuil Hall was given to the town of Boston, Massachusetts– 1742
  • Nathan Hale volunteered to spy behind enemy lines– 1776
  • Blount College was chartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. It later became the University of Tennessee.– 1794
  • Elias Howe patented his lockstitch sewing machine– 1846
  • American Forestry Association organized– 1875
  • Queen Elizabeth of Austria was assassinated– 1898
  • Popeye was heard for the first time on NBC radio– 1935
  • Canada declared war on Germany (World War II)– 1939
  • Mike the chicken lost his head when his owner, farmer Lloyd Olsen, chopped it off in preparation for dinner. However, Mike didn’t die. He toured the nation for nearly 18 months before choking to death in a motel in Arizona.– 1945
  • The television show Gunsmoke made its debut– 1955
  • Air terminal building of Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia, opened– 1960
  • African Americans entered the white public schools in Alabama, after President Kennedy federalized the state’s National Guard as a move toward integrating the public schools– 1963
  • Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, was fatally stabbed– 2003
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake, centered about 260 miles southwest of Tampa, Florida, struck– 2006
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signed a four-year $72 million contract extension. This made him the highest-paid player in the NFL at the time.– 2010


  • The Great Gale hit Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina– 1804
  • Hurricane Dora made landfall, St. Augustine, Florida– 1964
  • Hurricane Irma made U.S. landfall at Cudjoe Key, Florida– 2017

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