Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Daymare DAY-mair (noun) A nightmarish fantasy experienced while awake -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

The Scriptorium: H.P. Lovecraft
www.themodernword.com/scriptorium/lovecraft.html

Are you a fan of classic literature and/or “weird fiction”? Head to this site, which talks extensively about H.P. Lovecraft, who during his lifetime wrote what was then known as “weird fiction” (and today is “science fiction/fantasy/horror.” Today is Lovecraft’s birthday – he was born Aug. 20, 1890, in Providence, R.I. – so honor the writer by checking out this Web site.

Number to Know

23: Number grand slam Lou Gehrig hit on this date in 1938, a record that still stands.

This Day in History

Aug. 20, 1920: The first commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), begins operations in Detroit.

Today’s Featured Birthday

TV weatherman Al Roker (55)

Daily Quote

“When (my daughter) Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips, and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.” -- Al Roker