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  • Morning Minutes: July 22

  • 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
    Shaggy-dog shag-ee-DAWG (adjective) Of, relating to or being a long-drawn-out circumstantial story concerning an inconsequential happening that impresses the teller as humorous or interesting but the hearer as boring and pointless; also, of, relating to or being a similar humorous story whose humor lies in the pointlessness or irrelevance of the punch line - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Teen Chat Decoder
    Parents everywhere no doubt worry about their children’s online activities. And with “textspeak” and acronyms so common, it’s often hard to understand what kids are saying online. This decoder will help define the abbreviations used in Internet shorthand.
    Number to Know
    1942: Year when Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” was painted. The diner-at-night painting is perhaps Hopper’s most well-known artwork. Hopper was born on this day in 1882.
    This Day in History
    July 22, 2003: Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Danny Glover (66)
    Daily Quote
    “Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.” - Alex Trebek, who was born on this date in 1940.

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