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Word of the Day

Derrick DAIR-ik (noun) A hoisting apparatus employing a tackle rigged at the end of a beam; a framework or tower over a deep drill hole (as of an oil well) for supporting boring tackle or for hoisting and lowering -- www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

World Environment Day 2010
www.unep.org/wed/2010/english

Established by the United Nations, World Environment Day is a celebration of environmental action. Read about at-risk animal species, environmental management in Rwanda and the state of biodiversity. Check out the daily “do something” tips for easy ways you can affect change.

Number to Know

1973: Year when the first World Environment Day was held. The theme of this year’s observance is “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.”

This Day in History

June 5, 1968: Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Journalist/TV host/author/former White House press secretary Bill Moyers (76)

Daily Quote

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” - Bill Moyers