Butler County Times Gazette
  • Morning Minutes, March 31

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  • Word of the Day
    guile gahyl noun; insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Global Clue
    http://www.globalclue.com
    Useful for solvers, this website is a crossword clues database that will help you find possible solutions to popular crosswords published in newspapers, magazines and the Internet.
    Number to Know
    $25 million: In 1917, the United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
    This Day in History
    March 31, 1992: The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, Calif.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Al Gore, American politician, 45th vice president of the United States and Nobel Prize laureate, 66.
    Daily Quote
    “There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.” — Al Gore
    April 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
    noetic noh-ET-ik adjective; of or pertaining to the mind; originating in or apprehended by the reason. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Examine Time
    This website can help you study smarter and unleash your creativity with free Mind Maps and other resources such as flashcards, quizzes and notes for free.
    Number to Know
    99: In 1979, Iran becomes an Islamic republic by a 99 percent vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
    April 1, 1976: Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Ali MacGraw, American actress, 75.
    Daily Quote
    “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” — Steve Jobs
    April 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
    totem
    TOH-tuhm noun; a natural object or an animate being, as an animal or bird, assumed as the emblem of a clan, family, or group; an object or natural phenomenon with which a family or sib considers itself closely related; a representation of such an object serving as the distinctive mark of the clan or group; anything serving as a distinctive, often venerated, emblem or symbol. — Dictionary.com
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    Spirit Animal Totems
    http://spirit-animals.com
    Explore the world of animal totems and learn the messages they can bring you.
    Number to Know
    1,815.4: The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada reaches 1,815.4 ft in height.
    This Day in History
    April 2, 1982: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Christopher Meloni, American actor, 53.
    Daily Quote
    “I rarely see one of the ‘summer blockbuster’ movies. I’d like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies.” — Christopher Meloni
    April 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
    susurrant soo-SUR-uhnt adjective; softly murmuring; whispering. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Whisper
    http://whisper.sh
    On this popular website people share secrets, express themselves and meet new people. Messages are posted as text superimposed over images similar to greeting cards.
    Number to Know
    $5 billion: President Harry S. Truman signed the Marshall Plan in 1948, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
    This Day in History
    April 3, 1936: Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Jane Goodall, English primatologist and ethologist, 80.
    Daily Quote
    “Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment.” — Jane Goodall
    April 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
    Eire AIR-uh, AHY-ruh, AIR-ee, AHY-ree noun; the Irish name of Ireland; a former name (1937–49) of the Republic of Ireland. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Dublin Pub Cam
    http://www.earthcam.com/world/ireland/dublin/?cam=templebar
    EarthCam and the Temple Bar Pharmacy have teamed up to deliver exclusive live views of the Temple Bar section in Dublin, Ireland.
    Number to Know
    3,000: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3,000 civilians in 1944.
    This Day in History
    April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Graham Norton, Anglo-Irish actor and talk show host, 51.
    Daily Quote
    “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Page 3 of 3 - April 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
    phenom FEE-nom, fi-NOM noun; Slang. a phenomenon, especially a young prodigy: a twelve-year-old tennis phenom. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Nest Sports Phenom
    http://nextsportsphenom.com
    This website connects schools to athletes and also supports and encourages middle school and high school athletes in sports by providing recognition and healthy and productive discussion via blogs and message boards.
    Number to Know
    6101: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 6101 establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps.
    This Day in History
    April 5, 1956: Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the president of Cuba.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Pharrell Williams, American rapper, producer, and fashion designer, 41.
    Daily Quote
    “Music is all of a sudden much more colorful.” — Pharrell Williams
    April 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
    triumvirate trahy-UHM-ver-it, -vuh-reyt noun; any group or set of three; Roman history. the office or magistracy of a triumvir; a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly; a coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration; any association of three in office or authority. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The History of Rome
    http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com
    This weekly podcast traces the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas’s arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
    Number to Know
    $76 billion: When Travelers Group agreed to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp in 1998, the merger formed Citibank.
    This Day in History
    April 6, 1973: The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Billy Dee Williams, American actor and singer, 77
    Daily Quote
    “Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.” — Billy Dee Williams

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