Morning Minutes: June 16

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

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Website of the Day

James Joyce: The Brazen Head

Today’s the day to mark Bloomsday – a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce and his novel “Ulysses.” This literature site has collected articles, biographical material, reviews, academic works and more on Joyce. There’s even a section on music inspired by Joyce.

Number to Know

1904: Year on this date when James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” is set. June 16 has become known around the world as Bloomsday.

This Day in History

June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Ill.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Author Joyce Carol Oates (72)

Daily Quote

"Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves." – James Joyce in “Ulysses”