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Morning Minutes, July 21

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

July 21

Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

eremite \ ER-uh-myt \ noun; A hermit, especially a religious recluse. — Dictionary.com

This Day in History

July 21, 2007: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the conclusion of author J.K. Rowling’s long-running series about a boy wizard, is released. It immediately becoming the fast-selling book in history.

Number to Know

15 million: The number of copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” sold in the first 24 hours after the book’s release.

Website of the Day: Pottermore

https://www.pottermore.com

A website focused on the unknown parts of the Harry Potter series and re-telling the story in interactive ways.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; also known as Yusuf Islam), English singer-songwriter, philanthropist and 2014 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 66.

Daily Quote

“I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.” — Cat Steven

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