Word of the Day
Milquetoast MILK-tohst (noun) A timid, meek or unassertive person — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Are you and/or your kids fans of Shel Silverstein’s poetry? Then head to this official Web site of Silverstein (“Where the Sidewalk Ends,” “The Giving Tree,” etc.), a kid-friendly place to find games, poems, information about Silverstein, information for teachers and parents, and more.
Number to Know
1911: Year when ground was broken for Boston’s Fenway Park. It happened on this date that year, making Fenway the oldest major league ballpark still in use (the Cubs’ Wrigley Field is two years younger).
This Day in History
Sept. 25, 1690: Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor/musician Will Smith (44)
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner, who was born on this date in 1897.