Morning Minutes: April 16
Word of the Day
Esemplastic es-em-PLAS-tik (adj.) Shaping or having the power to shape disparate things into a unified whole -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
This family-friendly site compiles videos that are appropriate for young viewers. A panel of parents and educators choose the videos, which range from the educational to the humorous and are sorted by age group, theme and popularity.
Number to Know
3: Number of Oscars won by Charlie Chaplin. The film comedian was born on this date in 1889.
This Day in History
April 16, 2007: Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Seung-Hui Cho kills 32 and injures 23 before committing suicide.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (63)
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” - Charlie Chaplin