Morning Minutes: April 24
Word of the Day
Irrupt ih-RUPT (verb) To rush in forcibly or violently; of a natural population: to undergo a sudden upsurge in numbers especially when natural ecological balances and checks are disturbed; to become active or violent especially suddenly, erupt -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Mapping your route from point A to point B is easy, but what about if you have to make multiple stops? On this site, you can enter 10 different locations, and it will give you the most optimal and shortest driving directions.
Number to Know
144 million: Approximate number of items housed in the Library of Congress, according to www.loc.gov. Today is Library of Congress Day, an event that marks the date President John Adams signed the bill establishing the federal government in Washington and creating the Library of Congress.
This Day in History
April 24, 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the space shuttle Discovery.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Singer Kelly Clarkson (28)
“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” – President John Adams