Daily Almanac for Sunday, November 9, 2023; Daylight Savings Time Ends!

By Zola Elder


Pop/Folk singer Art Garfunkel was born on this date in 1981. He is 81. Here is Art Garfunkel performing in 2017 at the London Palladium. By Raph_PH – https www.flickr.com photos, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org


Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer and actor who is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, Garfunkel became acquainted with Simon through an elementary school play of Alice in Wonderland and sought a partnership. Their combined presence in music began in the 1950s, and throughout the 1960s, the duo of Simon & Garfunkel achieved great chart success with tracks such as “The Sound of Silence“, “Mrs. Robinson” (written for the 1967 film The Graduate), “Scarborough Fair“, “The Boxer” and “Bridge over Troubled Water“, whose title also served as the name of Simon & Garfunkel’s final album in 1970. Simon & Garfunkel split for personal reasons, but the pair have occasionally reunited in the years since. Both men experienced success in solo careers in the years following the duo’s breakup.

Highlights of Garfunkel’s solo music career include one top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned eight Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 1990, he and Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2008, Garfunkel was ranked 86th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.


Daylight Saving Time 2022 ends on Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 A.M. Remember to “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. (The exceptions are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.) Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784. The idea was revived in 1907, when William Willett, an Englishman, proposed a similar system in the pamphlet The Waste of Daylight. The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I. The British switched one year later, and the United States followed in 1918, when Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which established our time zones. This experiment lasted only until 1920, when the law was repealed due to opposition from dairy farmers (cows don’t pay attention to clocks). During World War II, Daylight Saving Time was imposed once again (this time year-round) to save fuel. Since then, Daylight Saving Time has been used on and off, with different start and end dates. Learn more about Daylight Saving Time and when the clocks change.

Question of the Day

What exactly are those giblets my mother insists on putting in the gravy every Thanksgiving?

Giblets include all the edible, internal parts of the turkey, including the gizzard, heart, liver, and neck of the bird. It’s perfectly proper to make gravy out of them.

Advice of the Day

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Home Hint of the Day

When you take a bath in winter, leave the water in the tub after you get out. If you let it sit until it reaches room temperature, it will add a little warmth to the house and help humidify it.

Word of the Day


A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people.

Puzzle of the Day

At what time of day was Adam created?

A little before Eve.


  • Washington Allston (painter) – 
  • Ida Minerva Tarbell (journalist) – 
  • James Ward Packard (manufacturer) – 
  • Will Durant (historian) – 
  • Roy Rogers (actor) – 
  • Vivien Leigh (actress) – 
  • Art Garfunkel (musician) – 
  • Sam Shepard (actor & playwright) – 
  • Bryan Adams (musician) – 
  • Tatum O’Neal (actress) – 
  • Famke Janssen (actress) – 
  • Corin Nemec (actor) – 
  • Johnny Damon (baseball player) – 


  • George M. Cohan (songwriter) – 
  • Guy Lombardo (big band leader) – 
  • Al Capp (cartoonist, created Li’l Abner) – 
  • Vladimir Horowitz (pianist) – 
  • Fred MacMurray (actor) – 
  • Bobby Hatfield (singer, half the singing duo known as the Righteous Brothers) – 


  • Susan B. Anthony cast her ballot, earning a fine– 
  • Tripoli annexed by Italy– 
  • The board game Monopoly was released by the Parker Brothers– 
  • Edwin Armstrong first demonstrated FM radio transmission– 
  • Dominion Observatory time signal first broadcast by CBC Radio– 
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office by defeating Republican challenger Wendell Willkie– 
  • A Global Positioning System (GPS) was patented– 
  • Bronze Fred Rogers memorial statue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was dedicated– 
  • A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Lincoln County, Oklahoma. It was the state’s strongest earthquake since 1952.– 
  • Voyager-2 probe crossed the heliopause and left our solar system to enter interstellar space– 


  • An Election Day storm brought 10 to 12 inches of snow to Connecticut and 78 mph winds to Block Island, Rhode Island– 
  • Thunderstorms brought dime-size hail to Las Vegas, Nevada– 
  • 2 inches of snow fell in Salisbury, Missouri– 
  • First snow of the season fell in Dublin, New Hampshire– 

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