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

contravene kon-truh-VEEN (transitive verb) To act or be counter to; to violate; to oppose in argument; to contradict. — www.dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Bark to work!


If for no other reason, play this game to make dogs bark to the tune of “Beetlejuice.”

Number to Know

$75,000: On this date in 1927, the first prominent talking movie, “The Jazz Singer,” opened. Al Jolson took the lead role, signing a $75,000 contract — nearly $1 million in 2013 U.S. dollars.

This Day in History

Oct. 6, 2007: Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Arcade Fire member William Butler (31)

Daily Quote

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright