Word of the Day
Flounder FLOUN-der (verb) To struggle to move or obtain footing; thrash about wildly; to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
L.L. Bean (www.llbean.com)
Leon Leonwood Bean, aka L.L. Bean, was born on this day in 1872. Head to the website of the company he started if you’re in the market for some outerwear for the winter.
Number to Know
208: Number of career touchdowns scored by Jerry Rice, an NFL record.
This Day in History
Oct. 13, 1792: In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
Today’s Featured Birthday
NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (50)
“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” — Steve Almond