Morning Minutes: Jan. 19

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Welter WEL-ter (verb) Writhe, toss, wallow; to become deeply sunk, soaked or involved; to be in turmoil -

Website of the Day

Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

Writer Edgar Allan Poe was born on this date in 1809, and you can celebrate his birthday by visiting this website, which essentially is an online encyclopedia of all things Poe.

Number to Know

68: Percent of televisions in the U.S. that were tuned in to “I Love Lucy” on this date in 1953 to watch Lucy give birth.

This Day in History

Jan. 19, 1981: Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer/actress Dolly Parton (67)

Daily Quote

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.” - Edgar Allan Poe