Morning Minutes: April 12
Word of the Day
Ancillary AN-suh-lair-ee (adjective) Of lower or secondary class or rank; subordinate, subsidiary; providing additional help or support; auxiliary, supplementary - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Drop Everything and Read
Held on author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, Drop Everything and Read Day is held to encourage families to make time for reading. Especially useful on this Web site is a children’s book list sorted by age group, and suggested activities to celebrate.
Number to Know
360 A.D.: The earliest known written record of licorice, according to www.ilovelicorice.com. Today is National Licorice Day, so eat up!
This Day in History
April 12, 1981: The first launch of a space shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Late-night TV host David Letterman (65)
“What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.” - Thomas Paine