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
vatic VAT-ik adjective; Of or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; prophetic; oracular. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: The British Museum
Official website of the British Museum, home to the Rosetta Stone, which remains the most popular display.
Number to Know
3: Number of different languages inscribed on the Rosetta Stone: Ancient Greek, Demotic and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
This Day in History
July 15, 1799: The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by a French army officer. Inscriptions on the stone provided the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Gabriel Iglesias, American comic, actor, writer and producer, 38.
“I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don’t talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.” — Gabriel Iglesias
Morning Minutes, July 15