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
Plangent PLAN-junt (adjective) Having a loud reverberating sound; having an expressive and especially plaintive quality - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Want to know the big events of this year? Check out this Wikipedia page, which lists some of the scheduled big happenings. It also lists holidays and breaks down the events by category.
Number to Know
4: This year has four different digits: 2, 0, 1, 3. This is the first time this has happened in 26 years (not since 1987).
365: Days in 2013.
This Day in History
Jan. 1, 1971: Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Verne Troyer (44)
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” - Benjamin Franklin