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  • July 10
    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
    louche LOOSH adjective; Of questionable taste or morality. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Arthur C. Clarke Foundation
    Website of the communications- and science-promoting foundation named for the author and scientist who first conceived of the geosynchronous orbit used by many modern communications satellites.
    Number to Know
    20: The orbit of the first communications satellite, Telstar 1, made transatlantic signals for only about 20 minutes on each of it’s 2.5-hour trips around the earth.
    This Day in History
    July 10, 1962: Telstar 1, the world’s first communication satellite, is launched into orbit. Though no longer functional, it still circles the earth to this day.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Sofia Vergara, Colombian actress, television hostess, and model, 42.
    Daily Quote
    “I don’t think God cares if I wear nail polish or not. I don’t think that’s a deal breaker for him.” — Sofia Vergara
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