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Morning Minutes: June 4

 

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

Gesundheit guh-ZOONT-hyte (interjection) Used to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

HelloMovies
www.hellomovies.com

Love watching movies but can never decide what to watch? This site can help. Browse the movies available on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu and more, then catalog what you’ve watched and check out new recommendations. There’s a social-networking aspect to the site, too.

Number to Know

1917: The year when the Pulitzer Prizes were first awarded. It happened on this date.

This Day in History

June 4, 1973: A patent for the ATM is granted to Donald Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress Angelina Jolie (37)

Daily Quote

“You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.” - Native American saying

 

Morning Minutes: June 5

 

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

Curious KYUR-ee-us (adjective) Marked by desire to investigate and learn; marked by inquisitive interest in others' concerns, nosy; exciting attention as strange, novel or unexpected; odd - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

World Environment Day
http://www.unep.org/wed/

Today is World Environment Day, and if you want to know more about the event or learn how to help out, visit this official website.

Number to Know

1973: Year when the first World Environment Day was held. The theme of this year’s observance is forests.

This Day in History

June 5, 1968: Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Journalist/TV host/author/former White House press secretary Bill Moyers (78)

Daily Quote

“Our children may save us if they are taught to care properly for the planet; but if not, it may be back to the Ice Age or the caves from where we first emerged. Then we'll have to view the universe above from a cold, dark place. No more jet skis, nuclear weapons, plastic crap, broken pay phones, drugs, cars, waffle irons or television. Come to think of it, that might not be a bad idea.” - Jimmy Buffet

 

Morning Minutes: June 6

 

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

Applesauce AP-ul-sawss (noun) A relish or dessert made of apples stewed to a pulp and sweetened; bunkum, nonsense - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

American Battle Monuments Commission
www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/cemeteries/no.php

Pay tribute to the lives lost in the D-Day landings on this site, which offers information about the 1944 military operations and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. There’s an interactive program on the military campaign, and a video tour of the memorial.

Number to Know

10,000: Approximate number of casualties for Allied forces on D-Day.

This Day in History

June 6, 1944: World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Robert Englund (the original Freddy) (65)

Daily Quote

"Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." - General Dwight D. Eisenhower, addressing troops before the D-Day invasion.

 

Morning Minutes: June 7

 

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

Venal VEE-nul (adjective) Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; especially, open to corrupt influence and especially bribery; originating in, characterized by or associated with corrupt bribery - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Letters of Note
www.lettersofnote.com

Featuring “correspondence deserving of a wider audience,” this site collects fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. From the famous to the unknown, the letters offer a glimpse into history and other people’s lives.

Number to Know

61: Points Elgin Baylor scored in the 1962 NBA Finals, the most points scored in the championships.

This Day in History

June 7, 1975: Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Michael Cera (24)

Daily Quote

“Poetry is life distilled.” - Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who was born on this date in 1917.

 

Morning Minutes: June 8

 

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

Factoid FAK-toyd (noun) An invented fact believed to be true because of its appearance in print; a briefly stated and usually trivial fact - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

The Ocean Project
theoceanproject.org

Take some time to celebrate the seas, which make up a crucial part of the world’s ecosystem but are often neglected. Learn about ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how everything is interconnected.

Number to Know

1992: Year that World Oceans Day was born. The event is held annually on June 8.

This Day in History

June 8, 1968: James Earl Ray is arrested for the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Rapper Kanye West (35)

Daily Quote

“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley

 

Morning Minutes: June 9

 

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

Pursy PER-see (adjective) Having a puckered appearance; purse-proud - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

My Parents Were Awesome
myparentswereawesome.tumblr.com

It’s hard to imagine your parents were ever cool -- riding motorcycles and hamming it up in photo booths. This site pays homage to hip parents with submitted photos; it’ll inspire you to track down some fun pics of your own folks.

Number to Know

4: Number of Emmy Awards won by Michael J. Fox, three for his work on “Family Ties” and one for his work on “Spin City.” Fox was born on this day in 1961.

This Day in History

June 9, 1973: Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Johnny Depp (49)

Daily Quote

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” - W. C. Fields

 

Morning Minutes: June 10

 

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

Palooka puh-LOO-kuh (noun) An inexperienced or incompetent boxer; oaf, lout - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.aa.org

Founded on this day in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous still brings together men and women looking to solve their drinking problem. This site is full of information about alcohol abuse and how you can get help.

Number to Know

15: Age of Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds when he appeared in a major league game on this date in 1944, becoming the youngest MLB player ever.

This Day in History

June 10, 1935: Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, by him and Bill Wilson.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Olympic gold medal winner Tara Lipinski (30)

Daily Quote

“A horse is a thing of beauty ... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.” - Xenophon