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August 5

Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

oblivious \ uh-BLIV-ee-us \ adjective; Lacking all memory; forgetful. —

This Day in History

Aug. 5, 1957: “American Bandstand,” a show that played the songs and highlighted popular dances of appeal to teenagers, debuts on the ABC television network. The program continued to air until 1989, hosted by Dick Clark for that entire time.

Number to Know

110: Number of appearances by singer Freddy Cannon on “American Bandstand,” most in the show’s history.

Website of the Day: Fifties Web, American Bandstand

A fond look at the show that capitalized on the teen culture that exploded in the 1950s.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Lori “Lolo” Jones, American track athlete and bobsledder, 32.

Daily Quote

“Maybe there’s a little girl who thinks she can be an Olympic athlete, and she sees all the things I struggled through to get here. Yeah, I didn’t walk away with a medal or run away with a medal, but I think there are lessons to be learned when you win and lessons to be learned when you lose.” — Lolo Jones