August 22
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
supplant suh-PLANT transitive verb; To take the place of (another), especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics; as, a rival supplants another. —

This Day in History
Aug. 22, 1961: Nine days after the start of construction of the wall, Ida Siekmann dies trying to escape East Berlin, becoming the first person to die at the Berlin Wall.

Number to Know
136: The official number of people killed at the Berlin Wall during its existence from 1961 to 1989. Some unofficial numbers indicate a higher deal toll.

Website of the Day: Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Official site of the museum that explores the history of the Berlin Wall and the stories of those affected by it.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Cindy Williams, American actress, best known for her role of Shirley Feeney in the sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” 67.

Daily Quote
“I remember being alone a lot as a child, and I still love to be alone.” — Cindy Williams