Morning Minutes: June 29
Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
Deleterious del-uh-TEER-ee-us (adjective) Harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Have fun with your photos on this site. Upload your photos and then add effects. Turn an image into a jigsaw puzzle, put your photo in a museum or on a mousepad, transform it into a sketch, and more.
Number to Know
$190.7 million: The value of fireworks imported from China in 2010, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($197.3 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $37.0 million in 2010, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($6.3 million). – Census.gov
This Day in History
June 29, 1956: The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the U.S. Interstate Highway System.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Gary Busey (69)
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” - Erma Bombeck