Morning Minutes: Oct. 19
Word of the Day
Fret FRET (verb) To eat or gnaw into; wear, corrode; fray; to become vexed or worried; agitate - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
J.K. Rowling Official Site
There is much more to J.K. Rowling than just Harry Potter. Visit her official site to read her biography, find out what projects she’s working on and have fun with interactive graphics. Nearly everything your mouse touches moves and, before you know it, you’ll spend hours playing in her cyber land of magic.
Number to Know
36 million: The estimated number of trick-or-treaters in 2009 — children 5 to 13 — across the United States. This number is up about 190,000 from a year earlier. Of course, many other children — older than 13, and younger than 5 — also go trick-or-treating. – Census.gov
This Day in History
Oct. 19, 2005: Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor John Lithgow (65)
“Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” - William Shakespeare