Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
Argus-eyed AR-guhs-ide adjective; Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Aug. 25, 1609: Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to lawmakers in Venice, Italy. His model was an improvement over telescopes and was eventually used for, among other things, astronomy studies.
Number to Know
4: The number of moons orbiting the planet Jupiter discovered by Galileo.
Website of the Day: The Galileo Project
A source of information on the life of the Italian astronomer, physicist, artist and scientific theorist.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rachael Ray, American television personality, celebrity chef, entrepreneur and author, 46.
“I like feeling like an ox at the end of the day. I like working hard.” — Rachael Ray
Morning Minutes, Aug. 25