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Morning Minutes: May 21

 

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

Haughty HAW-tee (adjective) Blatantly and disdainfully proud - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

GigaOM
gigaom.com

Read up on all things Web 2.0 on this site. From the newest social media startups to the latest release from Apple, you’re sure to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to Web business and digital media.

Number to Know

30: Number of episodes of the cartoon “Mister T.” The show was centered around – obviously enough – Mr. T, whose birth we celebrate today.

This Day in History

May 21, 1934: Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Mr. T (60)

Daily Quote

“For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of 3,000 miles per gallon.” - Bill Strickland

 

Morning Minutes: May 22

 

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

Primordial prye-MOR-dee-ul (adjective) First created or developed; primeval; existing in or persisting from the beginning (as of a solar system or universe); earliest formed in the growth of an individual or organ; fundamental, primary - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

TravelForecast.com
www.travelforecast.com

In addition to a regular forecast, this site has all you need to know about the weather as you plan a trip -- from road conditions to Web cams to travel tips. There’s also an in-the-works feature that gives you a forecast based around your itinerary.

Number to Know

58: Number of years between a woman’s appearance on the PGA Tour, a streak that ended on May 22, 2003, when Annika Sorenstam played in a tournament.

This Day in History

May 22, 1992: After 30 years, Johnny Carson hosts “The Tonight Show” for the last time.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Olympic-medalist skater Apolo Anton Ohno (30)

Daily Quote

“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” - Mark Twain

 

Morning Minutes: May 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

Meme MEEM (noun) An idea, behavior, style or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Zester Daily
www.zesterdaily.com

Independent journalists report on the latest news and information from around the globe about all aspects of food and wine. From book reviews to how to grow your own food, there is a wealth of information for anyone who cares about food.

Number to Know

3,000: Number of turtles and tortoises rescued by American Tortoise Rescue since its inception in 1990. The group sponsors World Turtle Day, which is today.

This Day in History

May 23, 1945: World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide while in Allied custody.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Comedian/actor/TV host Drew Carey (54)

Daily Quote

“For love of country they accepted death.” - James A. Garfield

 

Morning Minutes: May 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

Aspersion uh-SPER-zhun (noun) A sprinkling with water especially in religious ceremonies; a false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation; the act of making such a charge, defamation - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Fashion is Spinach
www.fashionisspinach.com

This fun blog focuses on interesting design, quirky finds and personal style. From inspiring fashion trends in magazines to cute shoes that don’t cost a fortune, there’s something for anyone looking to spruce up their wardrobe or apartment.

Number to Know

1935: Year when the first Major League Baseball night game was played. It happened on this date in Cincinnati.

This Day in History

May 24, 1883: The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Bob Dylan (71)

Daily Quote

“They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.” - Francis Marion Crawford

 

Morning Minutes: May 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

Vitrine vuh-TREEN (noun) A glass showcase or cabinet especially for displaying fine wares or specimens - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Geekologie
www.geekologie.com

Celebrated on May 25 to mark the premiere of the first “Star Wars,” Geek Pride Day celebrates all things nerd or geek. This website fully embraces the idea, from stop-motion Lego “Star Wars” movies to superhero keyboards. Note: Some language isn’t family-friendly.

Number to Know

1977: Year the first “Star Wars” came out. (See above.)

This Day in History

May 25, 1979: Six-year-old Etan Patz disappears from the street just two blocks away from his New York City home, prompting an international search for the child, and causing President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25 as National Missing Children's Day (in 1983).

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Mike Myers (49)

Daily Quote

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” - Minot J. Savage

 

Morning Minutes: May 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

Ensconce in-SKAHNSS (verb) To place or hide securely; conceal; to establish or settle firmly, comfortably or snugly - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

TVtrip
www.tvtrip.com

If you’ve ever been disappointed with a hotel while traveling, this site will help you make a better decision next time. The professionally filmed videos give you a visual tour of hotel facilities as well as detailed information and videos about the surrounding area.

Number to Know

3: Ranking of John Wayne in a January 2009 poll about America’s favorite film stars. Wayne, who was born on this date in 1907, was the only deceased celebrity to appear on the list.

This Day in History

May 26, 2004: Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Lenny Kravitz (48)

Daily Quote

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” - Benjamin Disraeli

 

Morning Minutes: May 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

Axiomatic ak-see-uh-MAT-ik (adjective) Taken for granted, self-evident; based on or involving an axiom or system of axioms - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Wordplays.com
www.wordplays.com

This site offers a mixture of word games and word puzzle tools. Play “Boggler” or take the Crossword Challenge and do crosswords against the clock. And if you’re stuck on a word puzzle, there are plenty of tools to help you.

Number to Know

8 and ace: The cards that make up a “dead man's hand,” so named because it was the hand (two aces, two eights) that Wild Bill Hickok had when he was shot to death. Hickok was born on this date in 1837.

This Day in History

May 27, 1995: Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Musician Andre 3000 (37)

Daily Quote

“And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.” - Lee Greenwood