Morning Minutes: May 17
Word of the Day
Lavation lay-VAY-shun (noun) The act or an instance of washing or cleansing - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
On May 17, 1954, The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education ended legal segregation in public schools. Visit this site to learn about the history of segregation and the cases that helped bring its end in schools.
Number to Know
13: Number of parents who brought the class-action suit against in the board of education in Topeka, Kan., the case that led to the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
This Day in History
May 17, 2004: Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Musician/Oscar winner Trent Reznor (47)
“It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest incident of the nineteenth century.” - Author unknown