Morning Minutes: July 2
Word of the Day
Nictitate NIK-tuh-tayt (verb) Wink - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
In the days leading up to the Fourth of July, visit this site to read about the people, places and culture that help our great country thrive. Check out the blogs and photo galleries, and participate in upcoming Webchats.
Number to Know
$98.3 billion: Dollar value of trade between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the British, our adversary in 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today. – Census.gov
This Day in History
July 2, 1937: Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor/writer Larry David (65)
“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” - Robert J. McCracken