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Word of the Day
Promethean pruh-MEE-thee-un (adj.) Of, relating to or resembling Prometheus, his experiences or his art; especially daringly original or creative -- www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
American Battle Monuments Commission
Pay tribute to the lives lost in the D-Day landings on this site, which offers information about the 1944 military operations and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. There’s an interactive program on the military campaign, and a video tour of the memorial.
Number to Know
10,000: Approximate number of casualties for Allied forces on D-Day.
This Day in History
June 6, 1944: World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Robert Englund (the original Freddy) (63)
“A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.” – Author Thomas Mann, who was born on this date in 1875.