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

Comminute KAH-muh-noot (verb) To reduce to minute particles; pulverize -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

National Geographic Magazine
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

To celebrate the birthday of National Geographic Magazine, check out the official Web site, which has features you find in the traditional yellow-bordered magazine, plus much more. There is a section for kids, information on how to enter the photography contest and much more. If you’re a fan of science and nature, this is a site you shouldn’t miss.

Number to Know

$1 billion: Estimated amount of revenue in tourism New England sees each year during the fall foliage season. Autumn begins today, so make sure to book that trip if you’ve always wanted to see the amazing colors.

This Day in History

Sept. 22, 1888: The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Baseball managing legend Tommy Lasorda (82)

Daily Quote

“Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.” – Tommy Lasorda