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
oblation uh-BLAY-shuhn; oh- noun; The act of offering something, such as worship or thanks, especially to a deity. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: Mental Floss, The Dancing Plague
A look at the strange and deadly outbreak of uncontrolled dancing that hit Europe in 1374 and 1518.
Number to Know
42.4 million: Recognized number of sales of Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller,” the most in history.
This Day in History
June 24, 1374: A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Peter Weller, American actor, director and history lecturer, 67.
“I’m just gonna be real grateful to be on any freaking movie set for the rest of my life.” — Peter Weller
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