The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 5


    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
    Greasy spoon GREE-see-SPOON (noun) A dingy small cheap restaurant - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Walt Disney’s birthday
    Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday by visiting this site. Learn about his life, the story behind his characters, watch clips of him and read his famous quotes.
    Number to Know
    50.9 percent: Proportion of the nation's spuds produced in Idaho and Washington in 2009. Potato latkes are always a crowd pleaser during Hanukkah. – Census.gov
    This Day in History
    Dec. 5, 2007: Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Neb., mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor/racer Frankie Muniz (27)
    Daily Quote
    “Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.” - W.J. Cameron

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