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  • June 19
    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
    gadabout GAD-uh-bout noun; One who roams about in search of amusement or social activity. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Garfield Minus Garfield
    Repeats of the comic strip with all images of the title character removed in order to “reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle … as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.”
    Number to Know
    2,850: Estimated number of newspapers worldwide that run Jim Davis’ comic “Garfield.” In 2002 the Guinness Book of World Records declared it the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world.
    This Day in History
    June 19, 1978: “Garfield,” the most widely syndicated comic strip in history, makes its debut.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Macklemore (born Ben Haggerty), American rapper, 31.
    Daily Quote
    “I find that when I put my spiritual life first, the rest of my life is easy. When I put my career first, that’s when I have problems.” — Macklemore
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