Morning Minutes, Sept. 12
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
redact \ rih-DAKT \ transitive verb; To edit. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Sept. 12, 490 B.C.: At the Battle of Marathon, Athenians, aided by allies from Plataea, defeat the Persians’ first attempt to invade Greece (commonly accepted date.)
Number to Know
26.2: The distance in miles of modern marathon races, based on the distance supposedly covered by a Greek runner to announce news of the victory at the Battle of Marathon.
Website of the Day: Runner’s World
Magazine devoted to topics of interest to recreational and competitive runners.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Louis C.K. (born Louis Szekely), American comic, actor, screenwriter, director and producer, 47.
“It’s more fun to experience things when you don’t know what’s going to happen.” — Louis C.K.