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Word of the Day

    Plaintive PLAYN-tiv (adj.) Expressive of suffering or woe; melancholy -

    Website of the Day

    The Official Mickey Mantle Web Site

    Today is Mickey Mantle's birthday. Visit the official of this baseball Hall of Famer to find quotes, facts, recommended YouTube videos, pictures and everything else that a Mantle fan would want.

    Number to Know

    111.3 million: Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2009 - all potential stops for trick-or-treaters. -

    This Day in History

    Oct. 20, 1977: A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor Viggo Mortensen (52)

    Daily Quote

    "A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night." - J.M. Barrie