The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Jan. 19

  • 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
    Welter WEL-ter (verb) Writhe, toss, wallow; to become deeply sunk, soaked or involved; to be in turmoil - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
    Writer Edgar Allan Poe was born on this date in 1809, and you can celebrate his birthday by visiting this website, which essentially is an online encyclopedia of all things Poe.
    Number to Know
    68: Percent of televisions in the U.S. that were tuned in to “I Love Lucy” on this date in 1953 to watch Lucy give birth.
    This Day in History
    Jan. 19, 1981: Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Singer/actress Dolly Parton (67)
    Daily Quote
    “Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.” - Edgar Allan Poe

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