Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
Flout FLOUT (verb) To treat with contemptuous disregard; scorn; to indulge in scornful behavior -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Started by a mother who’d had enough of electronic toys covered with characters, this store sells wooden toys, soft dolls, play food, ball tracks, play mats and more. It focuses on toys that are natural, well-made and created in humane working conditions.
Number to Know
146: Number of nations that support the U.N. Convention Against Torture. Today is International Day in Support of Torture Victims, an observance created by the U.N. to highlight torture and rape around the world.
This Day in History
June 26, 2008: The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (35)
"This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable. It is long overdue that a day be dedicated to remembering and supporting the many victims and survivors of torture around the world." -- Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, talking about International Day in Support of Torture Victims