Morning Minutes, April 6
Word of the Day
triumvirate \ trahy-UHM-ver-it, -vuh-reyt \ noun; any group or set of three; Roman history. the office or magistracy of a triumvir; a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly; a coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration; any association of three in office or authority. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day
The History of Rome
This weekly podcast traces the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas’s arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Number to Know
$76 billion: When Travelers Group agreed to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp in 1998, the merger formed Citibank.
This Day in History
April 6, 1973: The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Billy Dee Williams, American actor and singer, 77
“Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.” — Billy Dee Williams