August 15
Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day
latitudinarian lat-uh-too-din-AIR-ee-un; -tyoo- adjective; Having or expressing broad and tolerant views. —

This Day in History
Aug. 15, 1914: The Panama Canal opens for traffic, with the container ship SS Ancon being the first to make the passage.

Number to Know
48: The length in miles of the Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Website of the Day: Panama Canal Museum, Interesting Facts
A collection of odd and interesting facts about the famous waterway.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Ben Affleck, American actor, director, screenwriter and producer, 42.

Daily Quote
“There is nothing worse than being a 13-year-old boy. You’re embarrassed by your parents, and you’re trying to find your independence because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.” — Ben Affleck