Morning Minutes, July 18
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
arriviste \ a-ree-VEEST \ noun; A person who has recently attained success, wealth, or high status but not general acceptance orrespect; an upstart. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci
Website of the husband-and-wife Olympic gymnasts.
Number to Know
1989: The year gymnast Nadia Comaneci defected to the United States. Her escape from Romania came only a few weeks before the Romanian Revolution of December.
This Day in History
July 18, 1976: 14-year-old Romanian Nadia Comaneci becomes the first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics, competing in the 1976 Montreal Summer Games.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, 47.
“If Clark Gable had a Facebook page, there would have been a ‘Gone with the Wind 2.’” — Vin Diesel