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Word of the Day



    Plaintive PLAYN-tiv (adj.) Expressive of suffering or woe; melancholy - www.merriam-webster.com



    Website of the Day



    The Official Mickey Mantle Web Site

    www.mickeymantle.com



    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. - Census.gov



    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