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  • Morning Minutes: April 12

  • 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
    Ancillary AN-suh-lair-ee (adjective) Of lower or secondary class or rank; subordinate, subsidiary; providing additional help or support; auxiliary, supplementary - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Drop Everything and Read
    Held on author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, Drop Everything and Read Day is held to encourage families to make time for reading. Especially useful on this Web site is a children’s book list sorted by age group, and suggested activities to celebrate.
    Number to Know
    360 A.D.: The earliest known written record of licorice, according to www.ilovelicorice.com. Today is National Licorice Day, so eat up!
    This Day in History
    April 12, 1981: The first launch of a space shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Late-night TV host David Letterman (65)
    Daily Quote
    “What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.” - Thomas Paine

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