Word of the Day
Hard-boiled HAHRD-BOYLD (adjective) Devoid of sentimentality; tough; of, relating to or being a detective story featuring a tough unsentimental protagonist and a matter-of-fact attitude towards violence; hardheaded, practical — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Project Gutenberg: Percy Bysshe Shelley
In honor of the birthday of English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (aka the husband of Mary Shelley), check out Project Gutenberg’s collection of Shelley’s work. Here you’ll find several of the author’s most famous poems by themselves, or you can download — for free — his collected works.
Number to Know
11: Number of songs by Louis Armstrong that are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Armstrong was born on this date in 1901.
This Day in History
Aug. 4, 1892: The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Mass., home.
Today’s Featured Birthday
President Barack Obama (51)
“A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was born on this date in 1792.