Word of the Day
Facsimile fak-SIM-uh-lee (noun) An exact copy; a system of transmitting and reproducing graphic matter (as printing or still pictures) by means of signals sent over telephone lines — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
NASA: Hurricane Season 2005: Katrina
Today is the anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina hit land. This NASA page has a wealth of information on the disaster, with plenty of pictures, maps and more.
Number to Know
1,800: Approximate number of people who died in Hurricane Katrina, according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
This Day in History
Aug. 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Sen. John McCain (76)
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” — Michael Jackson, who was born on this date in 1958.