Morning Minutes, April 6

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

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. —

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

Daily Quote

“Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.” — Billy Dee Williams