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Morning Sun
  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 11-17

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

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  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 11
    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
    Lackadaisical lak-uh-DEY-zi-kuhl (adjective) Without interest, vigor, or determination - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The 40 Best Whitney Houston Songs
    http://www.bet.com/music/photos/2012/02/the-40-best-whitney-houston-songs.html#!080911-music-whitney-houston-2000s
    Mark the first anniversary of Whitney Houston's passing by remembering her best songs.
    Number to Know
    22: Number of American Music Awards Whitney Houston won during her life, more than any other female artist.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela, a leader in the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after being incarcerated for 27 years.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Actor Burt Reynolds (77)
    Daily Quote
    "Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude." - Joseph Wood Krutch
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 12
    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
    Smaragdine smuh-RAG-din (adjective) Of or relating to emeralds - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin At His Greatest
    http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/105855746/rhapsody-in-blue-gershwin-at-his-greatest
    Listen to the radio broadcast that accompanied the addition of "Rhapsody in Blue" to NPR's list of 50 essential classical recordings. Also listen to Gershwin's most famous song, first performed by Leonard Bernstein and the Columbia Symphony today in 1924.
    Number to Know
    55: Number of senators who voted that former President Bill Clinton was not guilty of perjury.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 12, 1999: President Bill Clinton is acquitted after a five-week impeachment trial in which he was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. 
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Comedian Arsenio Hall (57)
    Daily Quote
    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." - Stephen Hawking
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 13
    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
    Sycophant SIK-uh-fuhnt (noun) A self-seeking, servile flatterer - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Five Favorite Films with Ang Lee
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/taking_woodstock/news/1854837/five_favourite_films_with_ang_lee/
    Page 2 of 3 - The "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" director explains his five favorite movies. Learn about what styles and directors inspire his work.
    Number to Know
    10: Number of Oscar nominations "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" received on this day in 2001, including one for Best Picture.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 13, 1920: The League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations, recognizes the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Talk show host Jerry Springer (69)
    Daily Quote
    "In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Katzantzakis
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 14
    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
    Infatuation in-fach-oo-EY-shuhn (noun) Foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Valentine's Day by the Numbers
    http://www.history.com/interactives/valentines-day-by-the-numbers
    If you're one of the 62 percent of adults who celebrate Valentine's Day, or if you just enjoy infographics, this is the site for you! Learn how many pounds of chocolate are bought, how many cards are sent and how many conversation hearts are eaten.
    Number to Know
    102 million: Number of Americans over the age of 18 who are unmarried, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's 44.1 percent of the country's population.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 14, 278: St. Valentine is beheaded by the order of Claudius II, or Claudius the Cruel, emperor of Rome.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Quarterback Drew Bledsoe (41)
    Daily Quote
    "Love conquers all." - Virgil
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 15
    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
    Cynic SIN-ik (noun) A person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Simpsons Wiki
    http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Simpsons_Wiki
    Learn everything you never knew you wanted to know about "The Simpsons."
    Number to Know
    24: Seasons of "The Simpsons" that have aired, making it the longest-running American scripted, primetime TV series ever.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 15, 1903: The first teddy bear, named after President Theodore Roosevelt, goes on sale.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Page 3 of 3 - Creator of "The Simpsons" Matt Groening (59)
    Daily Quote
    "Peace begins with a smile." - Mother Theresa
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 16
    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
    Milieu mil-YOO (noun) Surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharoahs
    http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/tut/index.html
    Take a virtual trip through the Field Museum's archives to see pictures of the artifacts from King Tut's tomb, learn about life in ancient Egypt and follow the artifacts as they toured America in the 1960s and '70s.
    Number to Know
    3000: Years Tutankhamun's tomb was untouched after being buried in the desert.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 16, 1923: Archaeologist Howard Carter opens the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun, becoming the first person to enter since approximately 1400 B.C.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Rapper/actor Ice-T (55)
    Daily Quote
    "I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed." - Robert H. Schuller
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 17
    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
    Ascetic uh-SET-ik (adjective) Rigorously abstinent; austere - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The Michael Bayifier
    http://bayifier.com
    This site allows you to upload a picture and add all the explosions, jets and Shia LaBoef needed to make it look like it was taken in a Michael Bay movie. 
    Number to Know
    15,007,034: Number of Beetles produced to break the Model T's record.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 17, 1972: The Volkswagon Beetle becomes the world's best-selling car, breaking the record held for over 40 years by the Ford Model T.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Director Michael Bay (48)
    Daily Quote
    "The harder I work, the luckier I get." - Samuel Goldwyn
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