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  • August 16
    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
    homily HAH-muh-lee adjective; A sermon or lecture; also, an inspirational saying or a platitude. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 16, 1942: The two-man crew of the Navy’s anti-submarine blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine mission off the California coast. The blimp itself drifts back over land late in the day, crash-landing near San Francisco. No explanation for the missing crew has ever been determined.
    Number to Know
    61: Maximum speed, in miles per hour, of a U.S. Navy L-class blimp in 1942.
    Website of the Day: The Riddle of the L-8 Blimp
    Theories about what might have happened to the crew of the mysterious unmanned airship.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Steve Carell, American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer, 52.
    Daily Quote
    “You’re doing your kids a disservice if they do get everything they want because that’s not the way life’s going to go, and I think kids have to have some reality.” — Steve Carell
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