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Morning Minutes: Oct. 1

 

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

Hector HEK-ter (verb) To play the bully; swagger; to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

President Jimmy Carter was born on this date in 1924, and in honor of the leader, check out the official website of his library. Here you can learn about Carter’s life, learn what he accomplished as president, get information about the library in Atlanta and much more.

Number to Know

39: Number president that Jimmy Carter was. He also was the 76th governor of Georgia.

This Day in History

Oct. 1, 1957: First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer-actress-writer Julie Andrews (77)

Daily Quote

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.” - Author unknown

 

Morning Minutes: Oct. 2

 

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

Vulpine VUL-pine (adj.) Of, relating to or resembling a fox; foxy, crafty - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Gandhi’s autobiography
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00litlinks/gandhi/index.html

Today, on the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi (born in 1869), check out his autobiography online. The famous text was converted to the Web by Columbia University and is available free of charge. There also are printer-friendly pages if you want to read it on paper.

Number to Know

2: Ranking of Gandhi in Time magazine’s 1999 "Person of the Century” report. Albert Einstein was No. 1.

This Day in History

Oct. 2, 2002: The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Sting (61)

Daily Quote

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” - Mason Cooley

 

Morning Minutes: Oct. 3

 

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

Clitic KLIT-ik (noun) A word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is often unaccented or contracted - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

The Gore Vidal Index
www.pitt.edu/~kloman/vidalframe.html

Are you a fan of Gore Vidal or want to learn more about the writer? Check out this website, which is a collection of all sorts of information about Vidal, whose birthday is today. You’ll find biographical facts, information about the books he’s written and more.

Number to Know

$700 billion: Amount of the first financial bailout in the current economic crisis. The bill was signed on this date in 2008 by President Bush.

This Day in History

Oct. 3, 1995: O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Pop star Gwen Stefani (43)

Daily Quote

“A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.” - J.M. Barrie

 

Morning Minutes: Oct. 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

Bona fides boh-nuh-FYE-deez (noun) Good faith; sincerity; evidence of one's good faith or genuineness; evidence of one's qualifications or achievements - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

World Animal Day
http://www.worldanimalday.co.uk/

Today is World Animal Day, a day devoted to appreciating animals. Many events are being held on this day, including pet blessings. On this site, you’ll find some listings of events, or you can learn more about World Animal Day and how you can help.

Number to Know

1931: Year when World Animal Day was first held. It is on Oct. 4 because today is the feast day of Francis of Assisi.

This Day in History

Oct. 4, 1965: Pope Paul VI arrives in New York, becoming the first pope to ever visit the U.S.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Author Anne Rice (71)

Daily Quote

“One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals.” – President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was born on this date in 1822.

 

Morning Minutes: Oct. 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

Sisyphean sis-uh-FEE-un (adj.) Of, relating to or suggestive of the labors of Sisyphus; requiring continual and often ineffective effort - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

PBS
www.pbs.org

Today, on the birthday of PBS (see This Day in History), check out the official website of the company. Here you can find TV schedules, games for kids, videos, a donation page and more.

Number to Know

1994: Year that World Teachers' Day was begun. It is held annually on Oct. 5.

This Day in History

Oct. 5, 1970: The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress Kate Winslet (37)

Daily Quote

“Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.” – President Chester A. Arthur, who was born on this date in 1829.

 

Morning Minutes: Oct. 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

Paranymph PAIR-uh-nimf (noun) A friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home the bride in ancient Greece; the bridesmaid conducting the bride to the bridegroom; best man; bridesmaid - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

German-American Heritage Foundation
http://gahmusa.org/

Today, on German-American Day, check out this website, which is dedicated to the contributions of German-Americans. The site has information about the group, information about the museum in Washington, D.C., and more.

Number to Know

1983: Year when German-American Day was revived in the U.S. The commemoration – held every Oct. 6 – was discontinued during World War I.

This Day in History

Oct. 6, 1945: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series, beginning the Curse of the Billy Goat.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress Elisabeth Shue (49)

Daily Quote

“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.” - Author unknown

 

Morning Minutes: Oct. 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

Laconic luh-KAH-nik (adj.) Using or involving the use of a minimum of words; concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Halloween
www.halloween.com

It’s never too early to get started on your Halloween costume or decorating your house for the spooky holiday, so head to this site to get some ideas. It has do-it-yourself tips, a haunted house guide, facts about the holiday and much more. 

Number to Know

222-0: The score of the most lopsided college football game in history. It happened on this date in 1916 when Georgia Tech crushed Cumberland University.

This Day in History

Oct. 7, 2001: The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Talent-show judge Simon Cowell (53)

Daily Quote

“Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn't even the star of his own Halloween special.” - Chris Rock