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August 20

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

tattoo \ ta-TOO \ noun; A rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping. —

This Day in History

Aug. 20, 1968: Troops of the Warsaw Pact, dominated by the Soviet Union, enter Czechoslovakia, crushing the “Prague Spring” period of liberalized reforms and loosening of restrictions in that country.

Number to Know

108: The number of people killed in the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Website of the Day: Prague Welcome

A visitor’s guide to the historical city in the Czech Republic.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Al Roker, American weather presenter, actor and author, 60.

Daily Quote

“I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world; that their parents get treated better because they’re on TV.” — Al Roker