Morning Minutes: April 30

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Osculate AHSS-kyuh-layt (verb) Kiss -

Website of the Day


Planning a trip with a few friends? This site allows you to organize a group getaway with friends and family by creating a Web page, sending invitations, discussing places to go, collaborating on an itinerary and even mapping the trip.

Number to Know

$15 million: Total amount of money (cash and debt cancellation) that the U.S. paid the French for the Louisiana territory. Today is Louisiana Purchase day; the treaty was signed on this day in 1803, and the purchase was made final two days later.

This Day in History

April 30, 1945: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Willie Nelson (79)

Daily Quote

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” - Hal Borland