Feb. 4

WORD OF THE DAY

gerent [jeer-uh nt] (noun) a ruler or manager.

TV TRIVIA

In “Designing Women,” which actress plays Suzanne Sugarbaker?

A. Delta Burke

B. Annie Potts

C. Dixie Carter

D. Jean Smart

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

200,000: A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Feb. 4, 1789: George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by all 69 presidential electors who cast their votes.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Rock singer Alice Cooper (71)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” - Epictetus

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Delta Burke

Feb. 5

WORD OF THE DAY

rejoinder [ri-join-der] (noun) an answer to a reply; response.

TV TRIVIA

In “Dinosaurs,” what is the father’s name?

A. Roy

B. Charles

C. Earl

D. Danny

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

4,000: In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Feb. 5, 1917: After seven years of revolution and civil upheaval, Mexican President Venustiano Carranza proclaims the modern Mexican constitution.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Baseball player Hank Aaron (85)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Earl

Feb. 6

WORD OF THE DAY

odograph [oh-duh-graf] (noun) an instrument for recording courses steered by a vessel with the distance or lengths of time run on each.

TV TRIVIA

What is the last name of the family on “Eight Simple Rules”?

A. Hennessy

B. Spade

C. Barnes

D. Ritter

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

25: The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Feb. 6, 1937: John Steinbeck’s novella “Of Mice and Men,” the story of the bond between two migrant workers, is published.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actor Charlie Heaton (25)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” - Henrik Ibsen

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Hennessy

Feb. 7

WORD OF THE DAY

whiffler [hwif-ler] (noun) a person who frequently shifts opinions, attitudes, interests, etc.

TV TRIVIA

In “Everybody Loves Raymond,” who plays Debra’s mother Lois?

A. Betty White

B. Anne Bancroft

C. Katherine Helmond

D. Holland Taylor

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

590: During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Feb. 7, 1984: While in orbit 170 miles above Earth, Navy Captain Bruce McCandless becomes the first human being to fly untethered in space when he exits the U.S. space shuttle Challenger and maneuvers freely.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actor Ashton Kutcher (41)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” - Malcolm Forbes

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Katherine Helmond

Feb. 8

WORD OF THE DAY

levant [li-vant] (verb) to leave secretly or hurriedly to avoid paying debts.

TV TRIVIA

Who plays Bridget on “Eight Simple Rules”?

A. Tracy Gamble

B. Amy Davidson

C. Kaley Cuoco

D. Katey Sagal

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

28,000: In 1992, a shipping container filled with 28,000 rubber ducks was lost at sea.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Feb. 8, 1924: The first execution by lethal gas in American history is carried out in Carson City, Nevada.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Seth Green (45)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” - Vince Lombardi

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Kaley Cuoco

Feb. 9

WORD OF THE DAY

ectopia [ek-toh-pee-uh] (noun) the usually congenital displacement of an organ or part.

TV TRIVIA

In “Dinosaurs,” what are the names of the two eldest children?

A. Bobbie and Charlotte

B. Bobbie and Charlene

C. Robbie and Charlotte

D. Robbie and Charlene

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

1692: The light we see from the North Star now was emitted in the year 1692.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Feb. 9, 1971: Pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Tom Hiddleston (38)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” - Khalil Gibran

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Robbie and Charlene

Feb. 10

WORD OF THE DAY

rookery [roo k-uh-ree] (noun) a breeding place or colony of gregarious birds or animals, as penguins and seals.

TV TRIVIA

In “Designing Women,” which two characters are sisters?

A. Julia and Suzanne

B. Suzanne and Charlene

C. Julia and Mary Jo

D. Mary Jo and Charlene

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

320: A Starbucks grande coffee has 320 milligrams of caffeine.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Feb. 10, 1996: After three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actress Emma Roberts (28)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” - Richard Bach

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Julia and Suzanne