August 30
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
billet BIL-it verb; To provide or obtain lodging. —

This Day in History
Aug. 30, 1963: The Moscow-Washington Hotline, a system allowing for direct communication between the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union, goes into operation. Although popularly known as the “red telephone,” no telephone system has ever been used.

Number to Know
1967: Year of the first practical use of the Moscow-Washington Hotline, when each nation informed the other of military moves during the potentially inflammatory Six-Day War.

Website of the Day: The Hotline
Extract of information about the famous “red telephone” system.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Lewis Black, American comic, author, playwright and actor, 66.

Daily Quote
“I’m a happy person but an angry citizen” — Lewis Black