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Word of the Day
dreck drek (noun) worthless trash; junk; excrement; dung. — www.dictionary.com
Website of the Day
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Number to Know
19: On this date in 1982, the first compact discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany. The first major artist to have his entire catalogue of 19 albums converted to CD was David Bowie in 1985.
This Day in History
Aug. 17, 1962: An East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin, becoming one of the first victims of the wall.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Singer Belinda Carlisle (55)
“Knowledge is love and light and vision.” — Helen Keller