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  • July 31
    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
    hinterland HIN-tur-land noun; A region remote from urban areas; backcountry. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    July 31, 1970: Ending a tradition dating to the mid-1600s, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy issues sailors their last daily ration of rum.
    Number to Know
    70: The number of milliliters in a traditional Royal Navy daily ration of rum; about 1.5 standard shots.
    Website of the Day: RumRatings
    An online rum community for rum aficionados, with ratings and discussions.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    J.K. Rowling, English author and creator of the “Harry Potter” franchise, 49.
    Daily Quote
    “Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticized only by fools.” — J.K. Rowling
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