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Morning Minutes: Feb. 20

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: Feb. 20

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

Plethora PLETH-er-uh (noun) Overabundance; excess - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Earth from Space

http://www.earthfromspace.si.edu/default.asp

In this online version of the Smithsonian Institution exhibit, see Earth from the viewpoint of an orbiting satellite. Users can see what hurricanes, the Great Pyramids and New York City look like from space.

Number to Know

77: Age that John Glenn made his second trip into space, becoming the oldest person to do so.

This Day in History

Feb. 20, 1962: John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit Earth.

Today's Featured Birthday

Singer Rihanna (25)

Daily Quote

"I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets." - John Glenn