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Word of the Day
Plaintive PLAYN-tiv (adj.) Expressive of suffering or woe; melancholy - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Official Mickey Mantle Web Site
Today is Mickey Mantle’s birthday. Visit the official of this baseball Hall of Famer to find quotes, facts, recommended YouTube videos, pictures and everything else that a Mantle fan would want.
Number to Know
111.3 million: Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2009 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters. – Census.gov
This Day in History
Oct. 20, 1977: A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Viggo Mortensen (53)
“A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.” - J.M. Barrie