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Morning Minutes: Feb. 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


Somnambulism som-NAM-byuh-liz-uhm (noun) Sleepwalking - dictionary.com


Website of the Day


Rock 'n Roll's Greatest Golf Handicaps


http://www.shortlist.com/home/rock-n-rolls-greatest-golf-handicaps


Read about the 10 greatest rock-star golfers, and how they compare to each other (Alice Cooper's gotten better since the list was published!).


Number to Know


4: Alice Cooper's golf handicap, as reported by Cooper to the L.A. Times.


This Day in History


Feb. 4, 1974: Patty Hearst is kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, Calif., by three members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.


Today's Featured Birthday


Rock singer Alice Cooper (65)


Daily Quote


"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." - Abraham Lincoln


 


 


Morning Minutes: Feb. 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


Mirth murth (noun) Amusement or laughter - dictionary.com


Website of the Day


FIFA Official Website


http://www.fifa.com


Visit the official website of the Federation Internationale de Football Association to see when your favorite team's next game will be, see team rankings and read interviews with your favorite soccer players.


Number to Know


7: Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey number.


This Day in History


Feb. 5, 1994: Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers over 30 years after Evers' death, due in part to the efforts of his widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams.


Today's Featured Birthday


Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (28)


Daily Quote


"You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea." - Medgar Evers


 


 


Morning Minutes: Feb. 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


Sojourn soh-JUHRN (verb) To stay for a time in a place; live temporarily - dictionary.com


Website of the Day


Summer Reading with Tom Brokaw


http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/TomBrok


Tom Brokaw tells you what he read last summer.


Number to Know


29: Number of honorary degrees Tom Brokaw has been awarded by various colleges


This Day in History


Feb. 6, 1998: Mary Kay Letourneau's suspended sentence is reinstated after she is found in a car with former student, Villi Fualaau, then 14. Letourneau was originally arrested when her relationship with Fualaau, which began when he was 12, was discovered. She would spend seven years in jail and later married Fualaau after her release.


Today's Featured Birthday


News anchor Tom Brokaw (73)


Daily Quote


"It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously." - Logan P. Smith


 


 


Morning Minutes: Feb. 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


Gesticulate je-STIK-yuh-leyt (verb) To make or use gestures, especially in an animated or exited manner with or instead of speech - dictionary.com


Website of the Day


Deconstructing the Beatles


http://www.beatleslectures.com/index.html


Listen to Beatles-expert Scott Freiman analyze the band's albums and explain how the group's songwriting and production techniques helped their music still maintain its popularity today.


Number to Know


175: Total number of weeks the Beatles spent at number one on the Billboard charts over the course of their career.


This Day in History


Feb. 7, 1964: The Beatles arrive in New York at the beginning of their first trip to America, and are greeted by a crowd of screaming fans.


Today's Featured Birthday


Comedian Chris Rock (48)


Daily Quote


"Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed." - Emily Dickinson


 


 


Morning Minutes: Feb. 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


Zenith ZEE-nith (noun) A highest point or state; culmination - dictionary.com


Website of the Day


The Innoncence Project


http://www.innocenceproject.org


The website describes the Innocence Project as "a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice." John Grisham is on the artists' committee, along with Zooey Deschanel, Stephen Colbert, Paris Barclay and Yoko Ono.


Number to Know


28: Number of books published by John Grisham


This Day in History


Feb. 8, 1957: Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth.


Today's Featured Birthday


Author John Grisham (58)


Daily Quote


"People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on." - Bill Cosby


 


Morning Minutes: Feb. 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


Tepid TEP-id (adjective) Moderately warm; characterized by lack of force or enthusiasm - dictionary.com


Website of the Day


Writers' Guild of America: Corrected Blacklist Credits


http://www.wga.org/subpage_writersresources.aspx?id=1958


After being blacklisted for allegedly having ties to the Communist party, many screenwriters had to leave their names off scripts, or write under aliases. Several famous movies, including "An Affair to Remember" and "Roman Holiday" are on this list.


Number to Know


300: More than 300 hundred celebrities, including screenwriters, directors and actors, were blacklisted during the "Red Scare" for allegedly being Communists.


This Day in History


Feb. 9, 1950: Sen. Joseph McCarthy announces during a speech in West Virginia that he has a list of 205 communists who have infiltrated the U.S. State Department. This will lead to the rise of "McCarthyism."


Today's Featured Birthday


Actress Mia Farrow (68)


Daily Quote


"Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job." - Adlai Stevenson


 


 


Morning Minutes: Feb. 10


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Word of the Day


Moppet MOP-it (noun) A young child - dictionary.com


Website of the Day


42 Greatest "Arrested Development" Quotes


http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/42-greatest-arrested-development-quotes/


Relive the best moments from "Arrested Development" while getting excited for the new season due this spring.


Number to Know


53: Total number of episodes of "Arrested Development" aired over three seasons.


This Day in History


Feb. 10, 2006: The last episode of the critically-acclaimed Fox sitcom "Arrested Development" airs, much to the dismay of fans.


Today's Featured Birthday


Actor Robert Wagner (83)


Daily Quote


"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin