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  • June 14
    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
    sui generis soo-eye-JEN-ur-us; soo-ee- adjective; being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Mutiny on the Bounty
    From history.com, a look the true and complicated story behind history’s most famous mutiny.
    Number to Know
    23: Length in feet of the boat piloted to safety by William Bligh after a mutiny on his ship. The boat was loaded with 19 men, only one of whom died on the journey.
    This Day in History
    June 14, 1789: Captain William Bligh and 17 others, survivors of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty reach Timor after a journey of more than 3,600 miles over 47 days in a small open boat.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Boy George (born George O’Dowd), English singer-songwriter, 53.
    Daily Quote
    “I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.” — Boy George
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