Morning Minutes, April 15

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

pluvial \ PLOO-vee-uhl \ adjective; of or pertaining to rain; rainy; Geology: occurring through the action of rain. noun: Geology . a rainy period formerly regarded as coeval with a glacial age, but now recognized as episodic and, in the tropics, as characteristic of interglacial ages.

— Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Rainy Mood

http://www.rainymood.com

With the idea that rain makes everything better, visit this site to hear rain sounds.

Number to Know

75,000: In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War

This Day in History

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.

Today’s featured Birthday

Emma Thompson, English actress and screenwriter, 55

Daily Quote

“Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” — Emma Thompson