July 16
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
crux KRUHKS noun; The essential point or feature. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day: “1945-1998” by Isao Hashimoto
Video presentation graphically showing the count, date and location of every known nuclear explosion from 1945 through 1998.

Number to Know
20: Blast yield in kilotons of the bomb detonated in the Trinity nuclear test of 1945.

This Day in History
July 16, 1945: The first nuclear bomb, code-named “Trinity,” is exploded in the desert north of Alamogordo, New Mexico, ushering the world into the nuclear age.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Will Ferrell, American comic, actor, writer and producer, 47.

Daily Quote
“The funny guy doesn’t get the girl until later in life. In high school, college, everyone still wants the brooding, dangerous guy you shouldn’t have.” — Will Ferrell