March 9
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
penury PEN-yuh-ree , noun; Extreme poverty; destitution; Absence of resources; insufficiency. —
Website of the Day
In Charted Waters
It took centuries for people to truly understand the geography of the world. In Charted Waters shows how our knowledge has grown and developed over time. Watch as places are discovered and the world develops.
Number to Know
39: In 2011, Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
This Day in History
March 9, 1945: The Bombing of Tokyo by the U.S. Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Julia Mancuso, American skier, 30
Daily Quote
“With me, I feel like I’m lucky to ski, but I love it not just for the competition but for the thrills, the outdoors and the whole vibe. Everything I do is part of the adventure.” – Julia Mancuso