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Morning Minutes: Sept. 17

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Milquetoast MILK-tohst (noun) A timid, meek or unassertive person - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

YourFonts.com
www.yourfonts.com

Generate a personalized font using your own handwriting. Print out a template, complete it, scan it back into the system and download the finished product. The free tool is a great way to create a unique font to personalize any project.

Number to Know

5: Consecutive Sprint Cup Series Championships that NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson won before losing last year.

This Day in History

Sept. 17, 2001: The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the Sept. 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

Today’s Featured Birthday

NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson (37)

Daily Quote

"Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all." - Ken Kesey, who was born on this date in 1935.

 

 

Morning Minutes: Sept. 18

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Regale rih-GAIL (verb) To entertain sumptuously; to feast with delicacies; to give pleasure or amusement to - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Guiding Light
http://www.tv.com/shows/guiding-light/

Do you miss "Guiding Light"? (See below.) If so, head to this website of the long-running CBS show. The page has episode guides, photos, cast bios and more.

Number to Know

72: Number of years "Guiding Light" was broadcast (first on radio, then TV), a Guinness world record. The show ended three years ago on this date.

This Day in History

Sept. 18, 2001: First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, N.J., in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Cyclist Lance Armstrong (41)

Daily Quote

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

 

 

Morning Minutes: Sept. 19

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Jovial JOH-vee-ul (adj.) Of or relating to Jove; markedly good-humored, especially as evidenced by jollity and conviviality - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Talk Like A Pirate Day
www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Ahoy, matey! Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day, so head to this official website of the day for some vocabulary tips, pirating information and more. This farcical holiday has become quite popular, and many groups now hold pirate-themed events on the day, so check around to see if anyone in your area is holding a party.

Number to Know

1996: Year when Talk Like A Pirate Day was created.

This Day in History

Sept. 19, 1988: Greg Louganis suffers a head injury while qualifying for the Seoul Olympics. He goes on to win two Gold medals.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Adam West (84)

Daily Quote

"How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go." - Adam West

 

Morning Minutes: Sept. 20

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Grimalkin grih-MAWL-kin (noun) A domestic cat, especially an old female cat - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Tolkien Gateway
http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Main_Page

Want to know more about J.R.R. Tolkien, Middle-Earth and hobbits? Head to this wiki site, which is a compilation of information about Tolkien and the worlds he created. This week is Tolkien Week, so impress your friends all week long by quoting from an article on this site.

Number to Know

12.14.2012: Expected release date of a new movie version of “The Hobbit.”

This Day in History

Sept. 20, 2001: In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror."

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Gary Cole (56)

Daily Quote

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” – Writer Upton Sinclair, who was born on this date in 1878.

 

Morning Minutes: Sept. 21

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Coruscate KOR-uh-skayt (verb) To give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes; sparkle; to be brilliant or showy in technique or style - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

StephenKing.com
www.stephenking.com

Head to this official site of Stephen King to celebrate the author’s birthday. On the site you’ll find a list of all of King’s books, information about King, forums, the latest news and much more.

Number to Know

5.3 million: Number of people in the U.S. alone who have Alzheimer’s disease, according to www.alz.org. Today is World Alzheimer's Day.

This Day in History

Sept. 21, 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Author Stephen King (65)

Daily Quote

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.” - H. G. Wells, who was born on this date in 1866.

 

Morning Minutes: Sept. 22

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Finicky FIN-ih-kee (adjective) Extremely or excessively particular, exacting or meticulous in taste or standards; requiring much care, precision or attentive effort - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Autumn Pictures
http://autumn-pictures.com/

Love to watch the leaves change in fall? Head to this website, which collects photos and videos of beautiful scenery as the leaves change for autumn.

Number to Know

$35,745: The median earnings of full-time female workers in the U.S., according to Census.gov. The median salary for males is $46,367. Today is American Business Women's Day.

This Day in History

Sept. 22, 1888: The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Joan Jett (54)

Daily Quote

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” - Albert Camus

 

 

Morning Minutes: Sept. 23

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Palliate PAL-ee-ayt (verb) To reduce the violence of (a disease); to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease; to cover by excuses and apologies; to moderate the intensity of - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Bruce Springsteen
www.brucespringsteen.net

If you’re a fan of Bruce Springsteen – whose birthday is today – head to the official website, which has all the information you need about The Boss and his work.

Number to Know

20: Number of Grammy Awards that Bruce Springsteen has won.

This Day in History

Sept. 23, 1909: “The Phantom of the Opera,” a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, is first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Bruce Springsteen (63)

Daily Quote

“Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.” - Bruce Springsteen