Morning Minutes: July 10

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Cassandra kuh-SAN-druh (noun) A daughter of Priam endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed; one that predicts misfortune or disaster - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Nikola Tesla Museum

www.tesla-museum.org

Mark the birthday of this groundbreaking inventor by visiting the website for the Nikola Tesla Museum. Read about Tesla’s work with electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, and take a look at interesting 3-D models of his inventions.

Number to Know

134: Temperature that Death Valley, Calif., recorded on this date in 1913, the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States.

This Day in History

July 10, 1992: In Miami, Fla., former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress/singer Jessica Simpson (32)

Daily Quote

“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success. ... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.” - Nikola Tesla, who was born on this date in 1856.