Word of the Day
Chasten CHAY-sun (verb) To correct by punishment or suffering; discipline; purify; to prune (as a work or style of art) of excess, pretense or falsity; to cause to be more humble or restrained — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Society for American Baseball Research
Baseball is all about statistics, and no one recognizes the value of the history and record of baseball more than SABR. There’s an extensive list of online resources at this site - perfect for anyone interested in baseball research.
Number to Know
1971: Year when the Society for American Baseball Research (aka SABR) was born. As the baseball stats and information society celebrates its 40th birthday, it has about 6,000 members, according to the group.
This Day in History
Aug. 10, 1995: Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain agreement for his testimony.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Antonio Banderas (52)
“About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.” — Herbert Hoover, who was born on this date in 1874.