September 19, 2012
Word of the Day
Jovial JOH-vee-ul (adj.) Of or relating to Jove; markedly good-humored, especially as evidenced by jollity and conviviality - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Ahoy, matey! Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day, so head to this official website of the day for some vocabulary tips, pirating information and more. This farcical holiday has become quite popular, and many groups now hold pirate-themed events on the day, so check around to see if anyone in your area is holding a party.
Number to Know
1996: Year when Talk Like a Pirate Day was created.
This Day in History
Sept. 19, 1988: Greg Louganis suffers a head injury while qualifying for the Seoul Olympics. He goes on to win two Gold medals.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actor Adam West (84)
"How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go." - Adam West