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  • July 21
    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
    eremite ER-uh-myt noun; A hermit, especially a religious recluse. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    July 21, 2007: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the conclusion of author J.K. Rowling’s long-running series about a boy wizard, is released. It immediately becoming the fast-selling book in history.
    Number to Know
    15 million: The number of copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” sold in the first 24 hours after the book’s release.
    Website of the Day: Pottermore
    A website focused on the unknown parts of the Harry Potter series and re-telling the story in interactive ways.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; also known as Yusuf Islam), English singer-songwriter, philanthropist and 2014 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 66.
    Daily Quote
    “I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.” — Cat Steven
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