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August 21

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

imprecation \ im-prih-KAY-shuhn \ noun; The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone. — Dictionary.com

This Day in History

Aug. 21, 1911: The “Mona Lisa” is stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia, an employee of the Louvre. It was missing for two years before Peruggia was caught when trying to sell the famous painting.

Number to Know

30 x 21: Dimensions in inches of the “Mona Lisa.”

Website of the Day: The Louvre

http://www.louvre.fr/en

Website of the world-famous museum in Paris, France.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Usain Bolt, Jamaican track athlete, 28.

Daily Quote

“I don’t think limits.” — Usain Bolt