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The Dansville Online
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 22

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    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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    Word of the Day
    Chrestomathy kreh-STAH-muh-thee (noun) A selection of passages used to help learn a language; a volume of selected passages or stories of an author - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Christmas – History.com
    www.history.com/content/christmas
    Not yet in the Christmas spirit? Go to this site to learn Christmas facts, compare holiday traditions from around the world, test your Christmas tree knowledge, and more. This multimedia site has plenty of holiday-themed games, videos and other activities.
    Number to Know
    50,000: The number of letters for Santa Claus that the Nuuk, Greenland, post office gets each year, according to CNN.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 22, 2001: Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    TV host Diane Sawyer (68)
    Daily Quote
    “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” - Harlan Miller
     
     

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