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

Intestate in-TESS-tayt (adj.) Having made no valid will; not disposed of by will -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

The World of James Herriot
www.worldofjamesherriot.org

In honor of the birthday of James Herriot (veterinarian and author of “All Creatures Great and Small”), check out the official site of the museum that was created in Herriot’s first vet office. The center is in North Yorkshire, England, so it’s somewhere you’d have to plan a vacation around, but you can learn about Herriot and more on this site.

Number to Know

$700 billion: Amount of money authorized last year for governments bailouts. President Bush signed it into law on this date.

This Day in History

Oct. 3, 1955: “Captain Kangaroo” debuts on CBS, and “The Mickey Mouse Club” debuts on ABC.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer Gwen Stefani (40)

Daily Quote

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – Veterinarian/author James Herriot, who was born on Oct. 3, 1916.