Morning Minutes: June 7
Word of the Day
Embezzle im-BEZZ-ul (verb) To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use -- www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Letters of Note
Featuring “correspondence deserving of a wider audience,” this site collects fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. From the famous to the unknown, the letters offer a glimpse into history and other people’s lives.
Number to Know
$30 million: Amount of money that the winning World Cup team will be awarded this year.
This Day in History
June 7, 1975: Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Michael Cera (22)
“Poetry is life distilled.” - Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who was born on this date in 1917.