Word of the Day
Caravansary kair-uh-VAN-suh-ree (noun) An inn surrounding a court in eastern countries where caravans rest at night; hotel, inn — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Ask a Biologist
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Number to Know
92: Percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe. In addition, 78 percent said there was no place within a mile of their homes where they would be afraid to walk alone at night. — Census.gov
This Day in History
Oct. 21, 1967: Vietnam War: More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C. A peaceful rally at the Lincoln Memorial is followed by a march to The Pentagon and clashes with soldiers and U.S. marshals protecting the facility.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress/novelist Carrie Fisher (56)
“They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk.” — Author unknown