Word of the Day
Dreadnought DRED-nawt (noun) A warm garment of thick cloth; also, the cloth; battleship; one that is among the largest or most powerful of its kind — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
A Prairie Home Companion
In honor of Garrison Keillor’s birthday, head to the website of his popular radio show, which is heard across the U.S. on NPR each week. On this site, you can get information about past and upcoming shows, download MP3s, watch video, get tickets to “A Prairie Home Companion” tapings and much more.
Number to Know
756: Number home run that Barry Bonds hit on this date in 2007, breaking Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record. Many refuse to acknowledge Bonds as the home run king, but he still is listed in the record book without an asterisk.
This Day in History
Aug. 7, 1959: The Lincoln Memorial design on the penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design and is still in use.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Charlize Theron (37)
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” — Garrison Keillor, who was born on this date in 1942.