Morning Minutes, June 30
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
redolent \ RED-uh-luhnt \ adjective; Having or exuding fragrance; also, evocative, reminiscent. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: Space.com
Search for “Tunguska” for articles about the mysterious explosion that rocked Siberia in 1908 and the staggering damage that would be cause if a similar event struck a populated area.
Number to Know
1,000: Whatever caused the explosion of the Tunguska event was believed to release about 10-15 megatons of energy, about 1,000 times greater than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
This Day in History
June 30, 1908: The Tunguska event, a large explosion of unknown cause, occurs in remote Siberia. The best evidence indicates it was likely caused by impact with an asteroid or comet striking the earth or bursting in the air above the area.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Mike Tyson, American boxer and actor, 48.
“Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.” — Mike Tyson
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