Morning Minutes, Sept. 14
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
venerate \ VEN-uh-rayt \ transitive verb; To regard or treat with reverence; revere. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Sept. 14, 1814: Francis Scott Key writes the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry.” Later, set to music, the poem becomes the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Number to Know
4: Number of stanzas in “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Only the first is commonly sung.
Website of the Day: Visit Baltimore
Information on the birthplace of America’s national anthem, and plans to celebrate it on the 200th anniversary of its writing.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Walter Koenig, American actor, writer, teacher and director; best known for playing the character of Pavel Chekov in the “Star Trek” television and movie series, 78.
“Well, an actor is an actor is actor — to paraphrase someone or other — and the opportunity to work, to have a steady engagement, certainly seemed like an appealing concept to me.” — Walter Koenig