Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
Smithereens smih-thuh-REENZ (noun) Fragments, bits -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
TrafficLand collects and streams thousands of closed-circuit television video feeds from Department of Transportation traffic camera networks. The result? A way to check traffic with your own eyes before you leave home or the office.
Number to Know
1869: Year in which the first waffle iron was patented. Today is National Waffle Day in honor of Cornelius Swarthout’s invention.
This Day in History
Aug. 24, 1989: Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti because of gambling.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Comedian/actor Dave Chappelle (36)
“I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds.” -- Dave Chappelle