August 11
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
intrepid in-TREP-id adjective; Fearless; bold. —

This Day in History
Aug. 11, 1942: Actress Hedy Lamarr and music composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency-hopping spectrum communication system. The invention later became the basis for technologies used in modern wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.

Number to Know
1997: The year Hedy Lamarr received a special award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for her work that made modern wireless communication possible.

Website of the Day: 27 Celebrity Patent Holders
Hedy Lamarr isn’t the only famous person to hold a patent. Here is a look at 26 others.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Hulk Hogan (born Terry Gene Bollea), American professional wrestler and actor, 61.

Daily Quote
“Be a father first. Don’t put a priority of being a friend with your wife first or a friend with your kids first.” — Hulk Hogan