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
Quodlibet KWAHD-luh-bet (noun) A philosophical or theological point proposed for disputation; a disputation on such a point; a whimsical combination of familiar melodies or texts -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
This site, part of the U.K.’s Tate museums, allows kids to create virtual galleries. From coloring books based on works of art to an imaginary city, there is a range of games and other activities. It also has great Internet-safety tips for youngsters.
Number to Know
10/6: The number seen on the hat of the Mad Hatter in John Tenniel’s illustrations for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” which is why today is known as Mad Hatter Day. The day is a sort of April Fools’ Day, but it’s supposed to be sillier (like the Hatter himself).
This Day in History
Oct. 6, 1945: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series, the start of the Curse of the Billy Goat. It still lives, as the Cubs, who were picked by many experts to go to this year’s World Series, missed out on the playoffs.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Elisabeth Shue (46)
“I understand now that the vulnerability I've always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. You can't experience life without feeling life. What I've learned is that being vulnerable to somebody you love is not a weakness, it's a strength.” – Elisabeth Shue