Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
louche LOOSH adjective; Of questionable taste or morality. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: Arthur C. Clarke Foundation
Website of the communications- and science-promoting foundation named for the author and scientist who first conceived of the geosynchronous orbit used by many modern communications satellites.
Number to Know
20: The orbit of the first communications satellite, Telstar 1, made transatlantic signals for only about 20 minutes on each of it’s 2.5-hour trips around the earth.
This Day in History
July 10, 1962: Telstar 1, the world’s first communication satellite, is launched into orbit. Though no longer functional, it still circles the earth to this day.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Sofia Vergara, Colombian actress, television hostess, and model, 42.
“I don’t think God cares if I wear nail polish or not. I don’t think that’s a deal breaker for him.” — Sofia Vergara
Morning Minutes, July 10