June 21

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day
languor LANG-guhr; LANG-uhr noun; Lack of energy or vitality. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day: Mississippi Burning
Background on murders during the “Freedom Summer” of 1964 and how the case of the killings came to be re-opened.

Number to Know
60: Number of years Edgar Ray Killen was sentenced to prison — three consecutive terms of 20 years — for his role in the 1964 murder of civil rights workers in Mississippi.

This Day in History
June 21, 1964: Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The state of Mississippi declined to prosecute anyone for murder (although the federal government did prosecute for other charges) until 2005.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross (not related), American actors who in the 1980s were cast as parents Elyse and Steven Keaton in the popular television show “Family Ties.” Both turn 67.

Daily Quote
“When I was doing ‘Family Ties’, I was not quite that mellow as a real father. In fact, my wife used to call me Captain Von Trapp from ‘The Sound of Music’. I tended to be a little more authoritarian.” — Michael Gross

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