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August 18

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

concinnity \ kuhn-SIN-uh-tee \ noun; Internal harmony or fitness in the adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other. —

This Day in History

Aug. 18, 1977: Activist Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock in King William’s Town, South Africa. He would later die of injuries from the beatings sustained during his interrogation. His death brought worldwide attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies.

Number to Know

0: The number of people prosecuted for their part in Steve Biko’s death.

Website of the Day: Nelson Mandela Foundation

Official site of the foundation carrying on the ideals of the South African activist and president.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Andy Samberg, American comedian, actor, writer and musician, 36.

Daily Quote

“I’m a tearless clown. If I were to get a tattoo, it would be the two masks, and they would be both smiling.” — Andy Samberg