Morning Minutes: May 11
Word of the Day
Oneiric oh-NYE-rik (adj.) Of or relating to dreams; dreamy -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
The Salvador Dali Society maintains this site, which allows you to browse the artist’s works by decade. Examine how his paintings changed from his early period to his surreal period and beyond. There also is a biography and a selection of photos.
Number to Know
1931: The year when Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory” was unveiled. The painting, which depicts the melting clocks, is Dali’s most famous work. Dali was born on this day in 1904.
This Day in History
May 11, 1997: IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.