Morning Minutes: Aug. 15
Word of the Day
Poetaster POH-uh-tass-ter (noun) An inferior poet - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
V-J Day: War is Over!
View Life magazine’s gallery of people all over the world celebrating Victory Over Japan Day on Aug. 14-15, 1945, including the now iconic image of a couple kissing in New York City’s Times Square.
Number to Know
78 million: According to some historians, the approximate number of people - soldiers and civilians - who died in World War II.
This Day in History
Aug. 15, 1945: Victory over Japan Day, aka V-J Day, when Japan surrenders, effectively ending World War II.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Ben Affleck (38)
“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” - Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born on this date in 1769.