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  • Morning Minutes: March 31

  • 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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  • Morning Minutes: March 31

    Word of the Day

    Paschal PAS-kuhl (adjective) Of or pertaining to Easter or Passover - dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Easter by the Numbers


    Learn whether most people prefer to eat their chocolate bunny ears or feet first, how many marshmallow Peeps are made each year and how much chocolate people buy during Easter.

    Number to Know

    16 billion: Number of jellybeans American consume each year, according to the National Confectioner's Association.

    This Day in History

    March 31, 1959: The 14th Dalai Lama flees to India to escape Chinese suppression of the Tibetan uprising. He never returns to TIbet but establishes a government in exile.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor Christopher Walken (70)

    Daily Quote

    "Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." - Pope John Paul II

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