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Word of the Day
Acolyte AK-uh-lyte (noun) One who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties; one who attends or assists, follower - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
James Joyce: The Brazen Head
Today’s the day to mark Bloomsday – a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce and his novel “Ulysses.” This literature site has collected articles, biographical material, reviews, academic works and more on Joyce. There’s even a section on music inspired by Joyce.
Number to Know
1904: Year on this date when James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” is set. June 16 has become known around the world as Bloomsday.
This Day in History
June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Ill.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Writer Joyce Carol Oates (73)
"Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves." – James Joyce in “Ulysses”