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Word of the Day

    Flotilla floh-TILL-uh (noun) A fleet of ships or boats, especially a navy organizational unit consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships; an indefinite large number - www.merriam-webster.com

    Website of the Day

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Chronology & Resource Site

    www.rc.umd.edu/reference/chronologies/mschronology/mws.html

    Want to know more about Mary Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein"? Check out this site, which has bibliographical information (she was born on this date in 1797), reviews of her work and more.

    Number to Know

    .406: Batting average of Ted Williams in 1941, the last time a player hit .400. Williams was born on this date in 1918.

    This Day in History

    Aug. 30, 1967: Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actress Cameron Diaz (38)

    Daily Quote

    "It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley