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

quincunx KWING-kuhngks, KWIN- (noun)  an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle; an overlapping arrangement of five petals or leaves, in which two are interior, two are exterior, and one is partly interior and partly exterior. — www.dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Summer Under the Stars

http://summer.tcm.com/

This is a pretty cool interactive site under Turner Classic Movies, which gives descriptions of a “star of the day.” Specific showtimes to celebrate the star are available, but also their biographies and what makes them legendary.

Number to Know

423: On this date in 1935, the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 hit the Florida Keys, killing 423.

This Day in History

Sept. 2, 1963: “CBS Evening News” becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Keanu Reeves (49)

Daily Quote

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” - Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, on this date in 1901 at the Minnesota State Fair