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
Reiterate ree-IT-uh-rayt (verb) To state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Project Gutenberg: Percy Bysshe Shelley
In honor of the birthday (Aug. 4, 1792) of English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (aka the husband of Mary Shelley), check out Project Gutenberg’s collection of Shelley’s work. Here you’ll find several of the author’s most famous poems by themselves, or you can download – for free – his collected works. And here’s a fun fact: Ozymandias in “Watchmen” was partially based on Shelley’s “Ozymandias,” and in the “Watchmen” movie, Shelley’s poem can be seen inscribed in the background.
Number to Know
40,150: Approximate number of men and women on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard, according to www.uscg.mil. Today is National Coast Guard Day, a day that celebrates the Aug. 4, 1790, founding of the military branch.
This Day in History
Aug. 4, 1892: The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Mass., home.
Today’s Featured Birthday
President Barack Obama (48)
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama