Word of the Day

guile gahyl noun; insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Global Clue

http://www.globalclue.com

Useful for solvers, this website is a crossword clues database that will help you find possible solutions to popular crosswords published in newspapers, magazines and the Internet.

Number to Know

$25 million: In 1917, the United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.

This Day in History

March 31, 1992: The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, Calif.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Al Gore, American politician, 45th vice president of the United States and Nobel Prize laureate, 66.

Daily Quote

“There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.” — Al Gore

April 1

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Word of the Day

noetic noh-ET-ik adjective; of or pertaining to the mind; originating in or apprehended by the reason. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Examine Time

This website can help you study smarter and unleash your creativity with free Mind Maps and other resources such as flashcards, quizzes and notes for free.

Number to Know

99: In 1979, Iran becomes an Islamic republic by a 99 percent vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.

April 1, 1976: Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Ali MacGraw, American actress, 75.

Daily Quote

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” — Steve Jobs

April 2

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Word of the Day

totem

TOH-tuhm noun; a natural object or an animate being, as an animal or bird, assumed as the emblem of a clan, family, or group; an object or natural phenomenon with which a family or sib considers itself closely related; a representation of such an object serving as the distinctive mark of the clan or group; anything serving as a distinctive, often venerated, emblem or symbol. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Spirit Animal Totems

http://spirit-animals.com

Explore the world of animal totems and learn the messages they can bring you.

Number to Know

1,815.4: The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada reaches 1,815.4 ft in height.

This Day in History

April 2, 1982: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Christopher Meloni, American actor, 53.

Daily Quote

“I rarely see one of the ‘summer blockbuster’ movies. I’d like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies.” — Christopher Meloni

April 3

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Word of the Day

susurrant soo-SUR-uhnt adjective; softly murmuring; whispering. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Whisper

http://whisper.sh

On this popular website people share secrets, express themselves and meet new people. Messages are posted as text superimposed over images similar to greeting cards.

Number to Know

$5 billion: President Harry S. Truman signed the Marshall Plan in 1948, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

This Day in History

April 3, 1936: Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Jane Goodall, English primatologist and ethologist, 80.

Daily Quote

“Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment.” — Jane Goodall

April 4

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Word of the Day

Eire AIR-uh, AHY-ruh, AIR-ee, AHY-ree noun; the Irish name of Ireland; a former name (1937–49) of the Republic of Ireland. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Dublin Pub Cam

http://www.earthcam.com/world/ireland/dublin/?cam=templebar

EarthCam and the Temple Bar Pharmacy have teamed up to deliver exclusive live views of the Temple Bar section in Dublin, Ireland.

Number to Know

3,000: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3,000 civilians in 1944.

This Day in History

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Graham Norton, Anglo-Irish actor and talk show host, 51.

Daily Quote

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 5

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Word of the Day

phenom FEE-nom, fi-NOM noun; Slang. a phenomenon, especially a young prodigy: a twelve-year-old tennis phenom. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Nest Sports Phenom

http://nextsportsphenom.com

This website connects schools to athletes and also supports and encourages middle school and high school athletes in sports by providing recognition and healthy and productive discussion via blogs and message boards.

Number to Know

6101: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 6101 establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps.

This Day in History

April 5, 1956: Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the president of Cuba.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Pharrell Williams, American rapper, producer, and fashion designer, 41.

Daily Quote

“Music is all of a sudden much more colorful.” — Pharrell Williams

April 6

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Word of the Day

triumvirate trahy-UHM-ver-it, -vuh-reyt noun; any group or set of three; Roman history. the office or magistracy of a triumvir; a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly; a coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration; any association of three in office or authority. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

The History of Rome

http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com

This weekly podcast traces the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas’s arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

Number to Know

$76 billion: When Travelers Group agreed to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp in 1998, the merger formed Citibank.

This Day in History

April 6, 1973: The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Billy Dee Williams, American actor and singer, 77

Daily Quote

“Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.” — Billy Dee Williams