Debacle dee-BAH-kul (noun) A tumultuous breakup of ice in a river; a violent disruption (as of an army); rout; a great disaster; a complete failure; fiasco - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
Today, on the birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt (she was born in 1884), check out this website, which is a repository for the former first lady's papers. The site also has links for teachers about how to approach Mrs. Roosevelt and human rights.
Number to Know
36: Number of Emmy Awards that "Saturday Night Live" has won.
This Day in History
Oct. 11, 1975: The NBC sketch comedy/variety show "Saturday Night Live" debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.