Morning Minutes: Aug. 21
Word of the Day
Sirenian sye-REE-nee-un (noun) Any of an order (Sirenia) of aquatic herbivorous mammals (as a manatee, dugong or Steller's sea cow) that have large forelimbs resembling paddles, no hind limbs and a flattened tail resembling a fin - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The online home of the jazz magazine DownBeat, this site has the latest jazz music news, reviews of new albums, extensive artist profiles and more. There’s a “Jazz 101” section for those who need a primer on the style.
Number to Know
36: Number of field goals Wilt Chamberlain made in his historic 100-point game. He also made 28 free throws. Chamberlain was born on this date in 1936.
This Day in History
Aug. 21, 1959: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Musician Kenny Rogers (72)
“Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.” - Paul Theroux