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
Erstwhile ERST-wile (adverb) In the past; formerly - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
If you’re a fan of books, you should be reading this book blog from the New York Times. Paper Cuts, as it’s known, is an informative look at all things books, and you’ll find podcasts in addition to articles. The site also links to the Sunday Book Review, another must-see site for bibliophiles.
Number to Know
242 million: The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2010. That's down 2 percent from the number raised during 2009. The turkeys produced in 2009 together weighed 7.1 billion pounds and were valued at $3.6 billion. – Census.gov
This Day in History
Nov. 12, 2001: In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Anne Hathaway (28)
“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” - H.U. Westermayer