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

Chrestomathy kreh-STAH-muh-thee (noun) A selection of passages used to help learn a language; a volume of selected passages or stories of an author - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Christmas – History.com

Not yet in the Christmas spirit? Go to this site to learn Christmas facts, compare holiday traditions from around the world, test your Christmas tree knowledge, and more. This multimedia site has plenty of holiday-themed games, videos and other activities.

Number to Know

50,000: The number of letters for Santa Claus that the Nuuk, Greenland, post office gets each year, according to CNN.

This Day in History

Dec. 22, 2001: Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

Today’s Featured Birthday

TV host Diane Sawyer (68)

Daily Quote

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” - Harlan Miller