Morning Minutes: Oct. 21
Word of the Day
Caravansary kair-uh-VAN-suh-ree (noun) An inn surrounding a court in eastern countries where caravans rest at night; hotel, inn - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Today is Apple Day, which initiated in the United Kingdom and gives people an excuse to drink cider, play apple games and exchange gardening advice. And, of course, taste the many varieties of apples! Visit this website to learn more about apple nutrition, find all-apple recipes and get fun apple facts for kids.
Number to Know
92: Percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe. In addition, 78 percent said there was no place within a mile of their homes where they would be afraid to walk alone at night. – Census.gov
This Day in History
Oct. 21, 1967: Vietnam War: More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C. A peaceful rally at the Lincoln Memorial is followed by a march to The Pentagon and clashes with soldiers and U.S. marshals protecting the facility.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress/novelist Carrie Fisher (54)
“They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk.” - Author unknown