Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
jocular JOK-yuh-luhr (adjective) Given to joking or jesting; Characterized by joking; playful. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day
Believing that lifelong learning happens beyond the classroom and not only in academic subjects, Curious connects the world’s teachers with its interested students who pay for online courses in a variety of subjects from languages to home brewing and the basics of Excel.
Number to Know
1,625: When “The Nutcracker” premiered at St. Petersburg’s Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, the U-shaped Italianate-style auditorium could seat 1,625 people.
This Day in History
Dec. 18, 1892: Premiere performance of “The Nutcracker” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Golden Globe-winning actor, producer and icon Brad Pitt (50)
"I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.' 'Which one?' I said. He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?’" — Brad Pitt