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
Ponderous PAHN-duh-rus (adj.) Of very great weight; unwieldy or clumsy because of weight and size; oppressively or unpleasantly dull, lifeless - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
International Shaw Society
Celebrate the birthday of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw with this site. The International Shaw Society is a great resource for those interested in Shaw’s life, works and ideas. There’s even a list of Shaw-based festivals around the U.S.
Number to Know
2011: Year when a film version of “Brave New World” is expected to hit theaters. Today is the birthday of Aldous Huxley, who wrote the popular novel.
This Day in History
July 26, 1990: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Sandra Bullock (46)
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” - Carl Jung, who was born on this day in 1875.