Morning Minutes: Nov. 18
Word of the Day
Peculation pek-yuh-LAY-shun (noun) Embezzlement - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Calvin and Hobbes Album
This fan site of the popular “Calvin and Hobbes” comic is one of the best sites devoted to the lovable trouble-maker and his stuffed tiger. Celebrate the birthday of the comic strip by checking out this site, which has character info, a biography of Bill Watterson, a list of the “Calvin and Hobbes” books and more.
Number to Know
2,400: At it’s peak, the “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip ran in 2,400 newspapers worldwide, according to “The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.” Today marks the birthday of the strip: It began on Nov. 18, 1985.
This Day in History
Nov. 18, 1978: Jonestown incident: In Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including more than 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Owen Wilson (44)
“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” - W.J. Cameron