Morning Minutes, Sept. 28
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
indigence \ IN-dih-juhn(t)s \ noun; A state of extreme poverty or destitution. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Sept. 28, 1928: Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
Number to Know
100: Alexander Fleming was named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century by Time Magazine in 1999.
Website of the Day: Nobel Prize
Official site of the Nobel Prize, with information for every Nobel Prize since 1901, including the Nobel Laureates’ biographies, Nobel Lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and more.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Moon Zappa, American actress, author and singer, best known for her vocals in father Frank Zappa’s 1982 hit song “Valley Girl,” 47.
“If there’s anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it’s being washed up right after.” — Moon Zappa