Morning Minutes: April 16
Word of the Day
Microcosm MY-kruh-kahz-um (noun) A little world, especially the human race or human nature seen as an epitome of the world or the universe; a community or other unity that is an epitome of a larger unity - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
This family-friendly site compiles videos that are appropriate for young viewers. A panel of parents and educators choose the videos, which range from the educational to the humorous and are sorted by age group, theme and popularity.
Number to Know
3: Number of Oscars won by Charlie Chaplin. The film comedian was born on this date in 1889.
This Day in History
April 16, 2007: Virginia Tech massacre: Seung-Hui Cho kills 32 and injures 23 before committing suicide.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Jon Cryer (47)
“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” - Author unknown