Morning Minutes: Nov. 28

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

raconteur \rack-on-TUR\ (noun) One who excels in telling stories and anecdotes. — www.dictionary.com

Website of the Day

The First Thanksgiving

www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/

Take a break from the turkey and sit down to learn with your kids with Scholastic’s The First Thanksgiving website. There are resources intended for teachers, but also virtual field trips and letters from the New World to enjoy together.

Number to Know

1863: Thanksgiving has been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

This Day in History

Nov. 28, 1893: Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Drag queen Sharon Needles (32)

Daily Quote

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckhart