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August 29

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

doyen \ DOY-en; DWAH-yan \ noun; The senior member of a body or group. —

This Day in History

Aug. 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in southeast Louisiana. The storm caused widespread devastation along the Gulf Coast, most notably in New Orleans, which was largely flooded when the levee system around the city suffered a catastrophic failure.

Number to Know

1,833: Number of fatalities in the United States attributed to Hurricane Katrina.

Website of the Day: Katrina’s Aftermath

Photographic look at the ruins left behind by the deadly hurricane.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Temple Grandin, American inventor, author, activist and livestock industry consultant, 67.

Daily Quote

“I’m a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.” — Temple Grandin