June 20

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
effusive ih-FYOO-siv adjective; Excessively demonstrative; giving or involving extravagant or excessive emotional expression;gushing. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day: Newseum, the Berlin Wall
http://www.newseum.org/berlinwall
An interactive exhibit on news coverage of the Berlin Wall from its construction in 1961 to its destruction in 1989.

Number to Know
136: Number of people who died attempting to escape East Germany at or near the Berlin Wall.

This Day in History
June 20, 1991: Following the 1990 reunification of the country, the German parliament votes to move the national capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter, musician, producer and founder of the Beach Boys, 72.

Daily Quote
“Pop music has been exhausted. The innocence has been exhausted. I think we’ve lost the ability to be blown away by music.” — Brian Wilson

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