Morning Minutes: Jan. 28

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: Jan. 28

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the day

Slumgullion sluhm-GUHL-yuhn (noun) A stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.; the refuse of a whale carcass -

Website of the Day

USA for Africa

USA for Africa, started with the recording of "We Are the World" is still raising money for various causes today. Learn about the organization and shop for t-shirts at their store.

Number to Know

7 million: Number of copies sold of "We Are the World" album.

This Day in History

Jan. 28, 1985: Quincy Jones tells artists to "Check your egos at the door" as he convened the recording session for "We Are The World." Forty-five stars helped record the song to raise money for the charity USA for Africa. The single was released on March 8.

Today's Featured Birthday

Actor Alan Alda (77)

Daily Quote

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy