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  • Morning Minutes, Aug. 15

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  • August 15
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    latitudinarian lat-uh-too-din-AIR-ee-un; -tyoo- adjective; Having or expressing broad and tolerant views. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 15, 1914: The Panama Canal opens for traffic, with the container ship SS Ancon being the first to make the passage.
    Number to Know
    48: The length in miles of the Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
    Website of the Day: Panama Canal Museum, Interesting Facts
    A collection of odd and interesting facts about the famous waterway.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Ben Affleck, American actor, director, screenwriter and producer, 42.
    Daily Quote
    “There is nothing worse than being a 13-year-old boy. You’re embarrassed by your parents, and you’re trying to find your independence because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.” — Ben Affleck
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