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  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 14


    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
    Propitiate proh-PISH-ee-ayt (verb) To gain or regain the favor or goodwill of; appease, conciliate -www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Monkey Day
    Did you know that today is Monkey Day? The holiday was created in 2000 to honor and raise awareness of simians. Some people hold monkey-themed costume parties, while others gather to talk about monkeys. Check out this official website to learn more.
    Number to Know
    47: Percent of people who say they’d throw away a fruitcake if they received one as a gift.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 14, 2008: President George W. Bush makes his final trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actress Patty Duke (66)
    Daily Quote
    “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” - Washington Irving

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