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September 22

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

vade mecum \ vay-dee-MEE-kuhm; vah-dee-MAY- \ noun; A book or other thing that one regularly carries about. —

This Day in History

Sept. 22, 1888: The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.

Number to Know

4 million: Approximate average circulation of National Geographic in America, the eighth most in the country.

Website of the Day: National Geographic Gallery

Gallery of covers from each issue of National Geographic since its start in 1888.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin), American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actress, 56.

Daily Quote

“Girls see these defined roles they’re supposed to follow in life, but when I was a young child my parents told me I could be anything.” — Joan Jett