Word of the Day
Lenient LEEN-yunt (adjective) Exerting a soothing or easing influence; relieving pain or stress; of mild and tolerant disposition — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Interested in catching a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower? This site has helpful information about the astronomical event and how to view it. This is the peak time for the meteor shower, so make sure to look for it.
Number to Know
60: Meteors per hour that are observable during the Perseids meteor shower. The next few days are the best time to look for the meteors.
This Day in History
Aug. 12, 1994: Major League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Tennis star Pete Sampras (41)
“Indulge not in apprehensions of what evil might happen if things should not go as your worldly wisdom thinks they ought; doubt not, for this complexion of doubt unnerves and pushes back one’s progress.” — Helena Blavatsky, who was born on this date in 1831.