Morning Minutes, Aug. 26
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
corpulent \ KOR-pyuh-luhnt \ adjective; Very fat; obese. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Aug. 26, 1920: Eight days after being ratified, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
Number to Know
1984: The year the last holdout state, Mississippi, officially ratified the 19th Amendment. Since the amendment had gone into effect after passing with a two-thirds majority in 1920, the ratification vote was symbolic.
Website of the Day: National Women’s History Museum
Website of the museum that “researches, collects and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of our nation in a context of world history.”
Today’s Featured Birthday
Macaulay Culkin, American actor, 34.
“I can go to any restaurant without a reservation, but while I’m there everyone’s going to be staring.” — Macaulay Culkin