Morning Minutes, Sept. 23
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
amicable \ AM-ih-kuh-buhl \ adjective; Characterized by friendliness and good will. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Sept. 23, 1779: John Paul Jones, fighting aboard the ship the Bonhomme Richard, defeats British ships in the Battle of Flamborough Head. The battle is famous for Jones’ supposed retort when, early in the battle, it was demanded that he surrender: “I have not yet begun to fight!”
Number to Know
42: The number of guns aboard the Bonhomme Richard.
Website of the Day: Search for the Bonhomme Richard
Author Clive Cussler recounts his attempts at finding John Paul Jones’ famous Revolutionary War ship.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Jason Alexander (born Jay Scott Greenspan), American actor, singer, director, producer and writer, 55.
“The greatest part of the [doing the television show ‘Seinfeld’] was ... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.” — Jason Alexander