Word of the Day
Propitious pruh-PISH-us (adjective) Favorably disposed; benevolent; being of good omen; auspicious; tending to favor; advantageous — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
V-J Day: War is Over!
View Life magazine’s gallery of people all over the world celebrating Victory Over Japan Day on Aug. 14-15, 1945, including the now iconic image of a couple kissing in New York City’s Times Square.
Number to Know
78 million: According to some historians, the approximate number of people — soldiers and civilians — who died in World War II.
This Day in History
Aug. 15, 1945: Victory over Japan Day, aka V-J Day, when Japan surrenders, effectively ending World War II.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Ben Affleck (40)
“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” — Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born on this date in 1769.