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Morning Minutes: April 18

Word of the Day

Turpitude TUR-pi-tood (noun) Vile, shameful, or base character; depravity - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

USGS: Earthquakes for Kids


Learn about earthquakes on the U.S. Geological Survey's website for kids. The site allows you to track the latest earthquakes, see animated explanations of earthquake terms and has a whole page of ideas for earthquake-based science fair projects.

Number to Know

30,000: Number of buildings destroyed by the Great San Francisco Earthquake.

This Day in History

April 18, 1906: An earthquake near 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco.

Today's Featured Birthday

Actor David Tennant (42)

Daily Quote

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." - Elvis Presley