Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
Lamster LAM-ster (noun) A fugitive, especially from the law -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
In honor of J.K. Rowling’s birthday, head on over to the Harry Potter author’s official Web site. Here you can get news about all things Harry Potter, read Rowling’s diary, see links to other Harry Potter sites and more. The interactive version is fun for the youngsters, so make sure you head to that version from the home page.
Number to Know
$798 million: Estimated fortune of J.K. Rowling, according to a 2008 Sunday Times estimate. Today is Rowling’s birthday.
This Day in History
July 31, 2006: Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana in Miami, Fla., where many Cuban-Americans participated.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Author J. K. Rowling (44)
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -- J. K. Rowling