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
carom KAIR-uhm noun; To strike and rebound; also, a glancing off. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: Ancient History Encyclopedia
Educational website with a goal of providing a broad range of ancient history information for free.
Number to Know
6: Number of days the Great Fire of Rome burned. Only four of the city’s 14 districts were untouched.
This Day in History
July 19, 64: The Great Fire of Rome begins to burn in the merchant area and soon is out of control, spreading throughout the city. According to a popular (but untrue) myth, Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Lisa Lampanelli, American comic and actress, 53.
“When I was growing up, I never even watched standups, so I didn’t even know how it was done. But I watched those Dean Martin roasts on NBC and I thought that’s what comedy really was. :ike it was all people standing around making fun of each other” — Lisa Lampanelli
Morning Minutes, July 19