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  • August 8
    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
    caterwaul KAT-uhr-wawl intransitive verb; To make a harsh cry. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 8, 1969: At a “zebra” street crossing in London, England, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photograph that will be used as the cover for the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album. The image will become one of the most famous in modern music history.
    Number to Know
    14: Number of different lyrics in the song “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album, penned by John Lennon as an ode to Yoko Ono. The song lasts 7 minutes and 47 seconds.
    Website of the Day: Abbey Road Crossing Cam
    Live webcam of the famous road crossing in London. Watch for a while and you’ll almost certainly see tourists recreating the album-cover pose.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    The Edge (born David Howell Evans), Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, 53.
    Daily Quote
    “I have a curiosity that compels me to find ways to make music that are fresh and new.” — The Edge
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