Word of the Day
Paranymph PAIR-uh-nimf (noun) A friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home the bride in ancient Greece; the bridesmaid conducting the bride to the bridegroom; best man; bridesmaid — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
German-American Heritage Foundation
Today, on German-American Day, check out this website, which is dedicated to the contributions of German-Americans. The site has information about the group, information about the museum in Washington, D.C., and more.
Number to Know
1983: Year when German-American Day was revived in the U.S. The commemoration — held every Oct. 6 — was discontinued during World War I.
This Day in History
Oct. 6, 1945: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series, beginning the Curse of the Billy Goat.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Elisabeth Shue (49)
“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.” — Author unknown