Word of the Day
Propitiate proh-PISH-ee-ayt (verb) To gain or regain the favor or goodwill of; appease, conciliate — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Monkey Day (www.monkeyday.com)
Did you know that today is Monkey Day? The holiday was created in 2000 to honor and raise awareness of simians. Some people hold monkey-themed costume parties, while others gather to talk about monkeys. Check out this official website to learn more.
Number to Know
47: Percent of people who say they’d throw away a fruitcake if they received one as a gift.
This Day in History
Dec. 14, 2008: President George W. Bush makes his final trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Patty Duke (64)
“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” — Washington Irving