Word of the Day
Bona fides boh-nuh-FYE-deez (noun) Good faith; sincerity; evidence of one’s good faith or genuineness; evidence of one’s qualifications or achievements — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
World Animal Day
Today is World Animal Day, a day devoted to appreciating animals. Many events are being held on this day, including pet blessings. On this site, you’ll find some listings of events, or you can learn more about World Animal Day and how you can help.
Number to Know
1931: Year when World Animal Day was first held. It is on Oct. 4 because today is the feast day of Francis of Assisi.
This Day in History
Oct. 4, 1965: Pope Paul VI arrives in New York, becoming the first pope to ever visit the U.S.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Author Anne Rice (71)
“One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals.” — President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was born on this date in 1822.