August 29
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
doyen DOY-en; DWAH-yan noun; The senior member of a body or group. —

This Day in History
Aug. 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in southeast Louisiana. The storm caused widespread devastation along the Gulf Coast, most notably in New Orleans, which was largely flooded when the levee system around the city suffered a catastrophic failure.

Number to Know
1,833: Number of fatalities in the United States attributed to Hurricane Katrina.

Website of the Day: Katrina’s Aftermath
Photographic look at the ruins left behind by the deadly hurricane.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Temple Grandin, American inventor, author, activist and livestock industry consultant, 67.

Daily Quote
“I’m a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.” — Temple Grandin