June 17

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day
discomfit dis-KUHM-fit; dis-kuhm-FIT transitive verb; To disconcert; also, to thwart. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day: Google Maps, Taj Mahal
Google’s special treatment of interactive maps and images of this impressive monument.

Number to Know
561: Height in feet of the Taj Mahal at its highest point.

This Day in History
June 17, 1631: Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer, 71.

Daily Quote
“Misfits aren’t misfits among other misfits.” — Barry Manilow

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