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
Rapscallion rap-SKAL-yun (noun) Rascal, ne’er-do-well - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Story Home
Find original and classic children’s stories that families can share. Browse stories by category, then download the tales to listen to together. The free podcasts are a great option for long drives, in waiting rooms or even before bedtime.
Number to Know
$12.2 billion: Total value of shipments in 2008 for firms producing chocolate and cocoa products. Nonchocolate confectionery product manufacturing, meanwhile, was a $7.1 billion industry. – Census.gov
This Day in History
Feb. 9, 1971: Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro Leagues player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Writer Alice Walker (67)
“I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” - Author Unknown