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
Demean dih-MEEN (verb) To conduct or behave (oneself) usually in a proper manner -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
In honor of the birthday of Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison (Aug. 23, 1951), head over to the band’s official Web site. Here you can listen to songs, get tour information, check out the photo gallery, connect with other fans and more. And don’t forget to hit “play” on the Web site – “Eye of the Tiger” will start playing. Everybody now, “It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight … .”
Number to Know
12 million: Estimated number of African slaves who were sent to the New World, according to historians, though many believe the number is much higher. Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, a UNESCO-sponsored remembrance.
This Day in History
Aug. 23, 1904: The automobile tire chain is patented.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Basketball star Kobe Bryant (31)
“My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.” -- Kobe Bryant