March 5
Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
surly SUR-lee , adjective; ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff; Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; ominous. —
Website of the Day
Olympic Story
History of the Winter Games, with infographics, medal table, facts, numbers, mascots, medals and much more you would like to know.
Number to Know
43.9 percent: In 1933, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party receives 43.9 percent at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
This Day in History
March 5, 1770: Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Penn Jillette, American magician, actor and author, 59.
Daily Quote
“One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we’re in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality.” — Penn Jillette