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Morning Minutes: April 23

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Toothsome TOOTH-sum (adjective) Agreeable, attractive; sexually attractive; of palatable flavor and pleasing texture; delicious - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Globe Theatre
www.globe-theatre.org.uk

While William Shakespeare’s exact birth date is unknown, it’s thought to be April 23. Celebrate the great playwright by exploring the theater he made famous. Learn the history of the Globe, take a virtual tour and view images of the theater through history.

Number to Know

38: Number of plays that are attributed to Shakespeare, including collaborations.

This Day in History

April 23, 1985: Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Late-night TV host George Lopez (51)

Daily Quote

“The story of Easter is the story of God's wonderful window of divine surprise.” - Carl Knudsen

 

Morning Minutes: April 24

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Nonplus nahn-PLUS (verb) To cause to be at a loss as to what to say, think or do; perplex - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Route4me
route4me.com

Mapping your route from point A to point B is easy, but what about if you have to make multiple stops? On this site, you can enter 10 different locations, and it will give you the most optimal and shortest driving directions.

Number to Know

144 million: Approximate number of items housed in the Library of Congress, according to www.loc.gov. Today is Library of Congress Day, an event that marks the date President John Adams signed the bill establishing the federal government in Washington and creating the Library of Congress.

This Day in History

April 24, 2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th pope, taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer/actor Barbra Streisand (70)

Daily Quote

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” – President John Adams

 

Morning Minutes: April 25

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Legerity luh-JAIR-uh-tee (noun) Alert facile quickness of mind or body - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Kitchen Parade
kitchenparade.com

Looking for healthy recipes that still taste good? This food blog focuses on easy-to-find seasonal ingredients and features recipes that new and experienced cooks can enjoy. There also are kitchen tips and advice.

Number to Know

7: Number of live-action theatrical movies made about Batman, the most recent being “The Dark Knight.”

This Day in History

April 25, 1939: DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in “Detective Comics #27” - Batman.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Jason Lee (42)

Daily Quote

“How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.” - Adam West, who played Batman in the 1960s TV series and in the first Batman movie

 

Morning Minutes: April 26

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Jimjams JIM-jamz (noun) Jitters - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

MovieRecipes
www.movierecipes.net

There have been some iconic food scenes in film, and this site brings the movies to your plate. Search by movie or search by recipe; you can find “Napoleon Dynamite” cheese quesadillas, “Lady and the Tramp” spaghetti and meatballs, and more.

Number to Know

9.5: Highest magnitude earthquake ever recorded, which occurred on May 22, 1960, in Chile. Today is Richter Scale Day in honor of the birth of the man who invented the Richter Scale, Charles F. Richter.

This Day in History

April 26, 1986: A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine).

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress/comedian Carol Burnett (79)

Daily Quote

Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.” - John James Audubon, who was born on this date in 1785.

 

Morning Minutes: April 27

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Farouche fuh-ROOSH (adjective) Unruly or disorderly; wild; marked by shyness and lack of social graces - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

StickerYou
www.stickeryou.com

Create and purchase your own stickers. You can use artwork already on the site or upload your own design. Whether you need stickers for personal or business use, or to give as a gift, this site is easy to use and entirely customizable.

Number to Know

14,000: Approximate number of people who attended the funeral of Coretta Scott King. The civil rights leader (and wife of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.) was born on this date in 1927.

This Day in History

April 27, 1840: The foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer Sheena Easton (53)

Daily Quote

“If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.” - President Ulysses S. Grant, who was born on this date in 1822.

 

Morning Minutes: April 28

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Wraith RAYTH (noun) The exact likeness of a living person seen usually just before death as an apparition; ghost, specter; an insubstantial form or semblance; shadow; a barely visible gaseous or vaporous column - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

I Wanna Go There
iwannagothere.com

This travel and social networking site allows members to create travel guides based on their experiences. From festivals in India to stops on a Southwest road trip, this site offers suggestions on what to do and see during your trip.

Number to Know

5: Number president that James Monroe was. He also was the seventh secretary of state. Monroe was born on this date in 1758.

This Day in History

April 28, 1945: Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress Penélope Cruz (38)

Daily Quote

“The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.” – President James Monroe

 

Morning Minutes: April 29

 

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 

Word of the Day

Proximity prahk-SIM-uh-tee (noun) The quality or state of being proximate; closeness - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Geocaching
www.geocaching.com

If you’re interested in getting involved in geocaching, this is the site for you. This activity is a modern-day treasure hunt, in which people use GPS devices to locate hidden containers and share their experiences online.

Number to Know

7: Number of championships Dale Earnhardt won in his NASCAR career. Earnhardt was born on this date in 1951.

This Day in History

April 29, 1992: Riots in Los Angeles after the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days, 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Comedian/actor Jerry Seinfeld (58)

Daily Quote

“A 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.” - Jerry Seinfeld