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
hinterland HIN-tur-land noun; A region remote from urban areas; backcountry. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
July 31, 1970: Ending a tradition dating to the mid-1600s, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy issues sailors their last daily ration of rum.
Number to Know
70: The number of milliliters in a traditional Royal Navy daily ration of rum; about 1.5 standard shots.
Website of the Day: RumRatings
An online rum community for rum aficionados, with ratings and discussions.
Today’s Featured Birthday
J.K. Rowling, English author and creator of the “Harry Potter” franchise, 49.
“Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticized only by fools.” — J.K. Rowling
Morning Minutes, July 31