Word of the Day
Philately fuh-LAT-uh-lee (noun) The collection and study of postage and imprinted stamps; stamp collecting — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
In years after presidential elections, Jan. 20 is Inauguration Day. This Senate website has information about the day, famous inauguration speeches and more. While the next inauguration won’t be until 2013, there’s no better time to bone up on your history.
Number to Know
2: Number of presidential inaugurations that have been held indoors - both times because of extreme weather. They were William Howard Taft’s inauguration in 1909 and Ronald Reagan’s in 1985.
This Day in History
Jan. 20, 1937: Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a second term as president. This is the first inauguration on Jan. 20. The date was changed from March 4 by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Rainn Wilson (47)
“Let every nation know ... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” — President John F. Kennedy in his inauguration speech.