Morning Minutes: March 16
Word of the Day
Docent DOH-suhnt (noun) A college or university lecturer; a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions -- www.dictionary.com
Web Site of the Day
This site is full of information about St. Patrick’s Day, including the history of the day, a biography of the saint and information about Ireland. There also are lists of events, and a list of Irish pubs if you’re looking to celebrate.
Number to Know
$1.5 billion: Approximate amount of money raised by the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon since it began in 1960. Lewis was born on this day in 1926.
This Day in History
March 16, 1988: Iran-Contra Affair: Oliver North and John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.