Morning Minutes files, June 13-19

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: June 13

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Collaborate kuh-LAB-uh-rayt (verb) To work jointly with others; to cooperate with an enemy and especially an occupying force - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

thredUP

www.thredup.com

Every parent knows how fast kids seem to grow out of their clothes. ThredUP has expanded its services to create a national marketplace that allows you to swap gently used children’s clothes for new-to-you clothes that fit your child.

Number to Know

1966: Year when the Miranda rights law came into being, a result of the Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. The court handed down its ruling on this day that year.

This Day in History

June 13, 1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor-comedian Tim Allen (58)

Daily Quote

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.” – From “The Second Coming,” by William Butler Yeats, who was born on this date in 1865.

Morning Minutes: June 14

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Mucilaginous myoo-suh-LAJ-uh-nus (adjective) Sticky, viscid; of, relating to, full of or secreting mucilage - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

National Flag Day Foundation

www.nationalflagday.com

Celebrate the stars and stripes by reading about the American flag this Flag Day. Learn about Bernard J. Cigrand, the father of Flag Day, and the history of the American flag, then get recommendations for more reading.

Number to Know

1949: Year when Flag Day was established by Congress. However, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day in 1916.

This Day in History

June 14, 1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Donald Trump (65)

Daily Quote

“I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” – The original (1892) Pledge of Allegiance, written by Francis Bellamy.

Morning Minutes: June 15

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Saguaro suh-WAHR-uh (noun) A tall columnar usually sparsely-branched cactus of dry areas of the southwestern United States and Mexico that bears white flowers and a scaly reddish edible fruit and that may attain a height of up to 50 feet - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

fear.less

fearlessstories.com

This online magazine features stories of overcoming fear. Entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, scientists and survivors of extreme experiences share how they confronted fear and came out victorious. There’s a lot to gain from the inspirational stories.

Number to Know

1924: Year on this date when the Congress approved legislation that recognized the citizenship of Native Americans. June 15 now is celebrated as Native American Citizenship Day.

This Day in History

June 15, 1916: President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Neil Patrick Harris (38)

Daily Quote

“All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.” - Chief Joseph

Morning Minutes: June 16

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Acolyte AK-uh-lyte (noun) One who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties; one who attends or assists, follower - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

James Joyce: The Brazen Head

www.themodernword.com/joyce

Today’s the day to mark Bloomsday – a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce and his novel “Ulysses.” This literature site has collected articles, biographical material, reviews, academic works and more on Joyce. There’s even a section on music inspired by Joyce.

Number to Know

1904: Year on this date when James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” is set. June 16 has become known around the world as Bloomsday.

This Day in History

June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Ill.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Writer Joyce Carol Oates (73)

Daily Quote

"Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves." – James Joyce in “Ulysses”

Morning Minutes: June 17

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Wistful WIST-ful (adjective) Full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy; also, inspiring such yearning; musingly sad, pensive - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Truveo Video Search

www.truveo.com

With the explosion of YouTube, millions of videos are uploaded to the Web each day. This video search service will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Search by category – news, sports, TV, music, most twittered – or enter a keyword.

Number to Know

0: Number of dusky seaside sparrows left in the world. The last Florida-based bird died on this date in 1987, and the species was declared extinct in 1990.

This Day in History

June 17, 1994: After a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Barry Manilow (68)

Daily Quote

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You're tearing up the grass.’ ‘We're not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We're raising boys.’” - Harmon Killebrew

Morning Minutes: June 18

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Coiffure kwah-FYUR (noun) A style or manner of arranging the hair - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Hear it First

www.hearitfirst.com

Are you a fan of Christian music? This site focuses on the Christian music industry, with the latest news, blogs, exclusive videos, frequent contests, free and legal music downloads, streaming audio and more. There’s even a forum for fans to connect.

Number to Know

1: Roger Ebert in 2005 became the first professional film critic to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

This Day in History

June 18, 1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Movie critic Roger Ebert (69)

Daily Quote

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” - Author unknown

Morning Minutes: June 19

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Ambiguous am-BIG-yuh-wus (adjective) Doubtful or uncertain especially from obscurity or indistinctness; inexplicable; capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

National Juneteenth Observance Foundation

njof.org

Thirty-six states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or observance. June 19 is set aside to celebrate the end of slavery in America, and the NJOF is working to make it an official national observance. Learn about the history and legacy of the Juneteenth movement.

Number to Know

2: Approximate number of years before slaves in Galveston, Texas, received news of the Emancipation Proclamation. (See below for more information.)

This Day in History

June 19, 1865: Slaves in Galveston, Texas, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is celebrated as Juneteenth.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Writer Salman Rushdie (64)

Daily Quote

“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” - Ruth E. Renkel