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September 15

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

starveling \ STARV-ling \ noun; One who is starving or being starved; also, poor in quality. —

This Day in History

Sept. 15, 1835: The ship HMS Beagle, with naturalist Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galapagos Islands. The visit will have a profound effect on his theory of evolution.

Number to Know

18: The number of major islands in the Galapagos island chain.

Website of the Day: Galapagos National Park

Official site of the natural park on the famed archipelago.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Tommy Lee Jones, American actor and director, 68.

Daily Quote

“Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” — Tommy Lee Jones