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  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 15

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    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
    Paladin PAL-uh-din (noun) A trusted military leader (as for a medieval prince); a leading champion of a cause - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Bill of Rights
    www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
    The Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the Constitution – were ratified on this date in 1791, and today is known as Bill of Rights Day. Bone up on your Constitution by checking out this website, which has an image of the original Bill of Rights, the text of the amendments, links to further information and much more.
    Number to Know
    1800s: According to www.christmastree.org, this is when Christmas trees first started appearing in the U.S.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 15, 1939: “Gone with the Wind” receives its première at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Comedian/actor Tim Conway (79)
    Daily Quote
    “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” - Peg Bracken
     
     
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