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September 12

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

redact \ rih-DAKT \ transitive verb; To edit. — Dictionary.com

This Day in History

Sept. 12, 490 B.C.: At the Battle of Marathon, Athenians, aided by allies from Plataea, defeat the Persians’ first attempt to invade Greece (commonly accepted date.)

Number to Know

26.2: The distance in miles of modern marathon races, based on the distance supposedly covered by a Greek runner to announce news of the victory at the Battle of Marathon.

Website of the Day: Runner’s World

http://www.runnersworld.com

Magazine devoted to topics of interest to recreational and competitive runners.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Louis C.K. (born Louis Szekely), American comic, actor, screenwriter, director and producer, 47.

Daily Quote

“It’s more fun to experience things when you don’t know what’s going to happen.” — Louis C.K.