Word of the Day
Gullible GULL-uh-bul (adjective) Easily duped or cheated — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
‘Faust’ Study Questions
Have you ever wanted to read “Faust” but haven’t because you were overwhelmed by the text itself? Check out this free study guide, which provides key points to the story and asks questions of you, the reader. Today is the birthday of the author of “Faust,” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, so give it a shot if it’s on your to-read list.
Number to Know
1: Number of Olympic gold medals won by figure skater Scott Hamilton, who was born on this date in 1958.
This Day in History
Aug. 28, 1955: Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the civil rights movement.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor/musician Jack Black (43)
“A person hears only what they understand.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe