Word of the Day
Frenetic frih-NET-ik (adjective) Frenzied, frantic — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Official Kwanzaa website
Today is the start of the weeklong Kwanzaa celebration, which honors African culture and heritage. Learn about the meaning of the holiday, read about its traditions and symbols, and get to know the key principles of the celebration.
Number to Know
1966: Year when the first Kwanzaa was celebrated. The African-American holiday runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 1.
This Day in History
Dec. 26, 2004: A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 250,000 people.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rock musician Lars Ulrich (49)
“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” — Bill Vaughn