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August 6

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

militate \ MIL-ih-tayt \ intransitive verb; To have force or influence. —

This Day in History

Aug. 6, 1991: Tim Berners-Lee published a summary of the World Wide Web project on the newsgroup alt.hypertext. This marked the debut of the Web as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Number to Know

10: Number of websites in the world as of June 1992. Currently it is estimated there are more than a billion.

Website of the Day: Evolution of the Web

Highly interactive site detailing the rise of the World Wide Web and the tools used in navigating it.

Today’s Featured Birthday

M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American director, actor, producer and screenwriter, 44.

Daily Quote

“The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23. And that was the greatest thing that could have happened.” — M. Night Shyamalan