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
Calumet KAL-yuh-met (noun) A highly ornamented ceremonial pipe of the American Indians - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Year in review
Want to look back at the year that was? Check out this special site from Yahoo, which collects all the important (and not so important but famous) events of 2011. This being by Yahoo, it also lists top searches of the year.
Number to Know
2: Number of years the ball hasn’t dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve since the tradition began in the early 1900s. Those years were during World War II, 1942 and 1943.
This Day in History
Dec. 27, 1831: Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor John Amos (72)
“A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” - Author unknown