Morning Minutes: July 1
Word of the Day
Ambuscade AM-buh-skayd (noun) A trap in which concealed persons lie in wait to attack by surprise; also, the persons so concealed or their position -- www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
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Number to Know
$209 million: The value of fireworks imported from China in 2009, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($217 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $42.9 million in 2009, with the United Arab Emirates purchasing more than any other country ($14.5 million). -- www.census.gov
This Day in History
July 1, 1963: ZIP codes are introduced for U.S. mail.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Dan Aykroyd (58)
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” - Elmer Davis