Word of the Day
Debacle dee-BAH-kul (noun) A tumultuous breakup of ice in a river; a violent disruption (as of an army); rout; a great disaster; a complete failure; fiasco — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project (www.gwu.edu/~erpapers)
Today, on the birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt (she was born in 1884), check out this website, which is a repository for the former first lady’s papers. The site also has links for teachers about how to approach Mrs. Roosevelt and human rights.
Number to Know
21: Number of Emmy Awards that “Saturday Night Live” has won.
This Day in History
Oct. 11, 1975: The NBC sketch comedy/variety show “Saturday Night Live” debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Writer Elmore Leonard (87)
“Eat, drink and be scary.” — Author unknown