Butler County Times Gazette
  • Morning Minutes, April 21

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  • Word of the Day
    verdant VUR-dnt adjective; Green with vegetation; covered with green growth; Green; Lacking experience or sophistication; naive. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The Verdant Gryphon
    A quirky, small dyeworks nestled in Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Verdant Gryphon is your one-stop source for luxury hand-dyed yarns in mythically beautiful colors sprinkled with ancient history, entomology, exotic locales, and all sorts of other fun and esoteric chicanery.
    Number to Know
    2.1: When the Transit-5bn satellite failed to reach orbit after launching in 1964, 2.1 pounds of radioactive plutonium from its power source was widely dispersed as it re-entered the atmosphere.
    This Day in History
    April 21, 1982: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Patti LuPone, American actress and singer, 65
    Daily Quote
    “Smile at a stranger. See what happens.” — Patti LuPone
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