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Word of the Day

    Scintillate SIN-tuh-layt (verb) To emit sparks, spark; to emit quick flashes as if throwing off sparks; sparkle -

    Website of the Day


    Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, which is one day that is sure to put a smile on everyone's face. Devoted baking blogger Bakerella has plenty to dish on how to make the most fun, unique and, most importantly, easy cupcakes around. These are no ordinary cupcakes, and they will certainly impress anyone with a sweet tooth.

    Number to Know

    1867: Year when Russia transferred Alaska to the U.S. It happened on this date, a day that is celebrated as Alaska Day.

    This Day in History

    Oct. 18, 1968: The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor Zac Efron (23)

    Daily Quote

    "'Tis now the very witching time of night,

    When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out

    Contagion to this world." - William Shakespeare