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  • Morning Minutes: April 27

  • 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: April 27

    Word of the Day

    Xenophobe ZEN-uh-fohb (noun) A person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc. - dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Johannes Kepler


    Johannes Kepler, a 16th-century scientist, believed the universe was created on this day in 4977 B.C. While modern science has disproved this theory, his laws of planetary motion were and made him the founder of celestial mechanics. This website from NASA explains Kepler's contributions to the study of planets.

    Number to Know

    22 million: Number of people who cast ballots in South Africa's 1994 election.

    This Day in History

    April 27, 1994: South Africa holds first mulitracial elections; Nelson Mandela is elected president.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    DJ/voice actor Casey Kasem (81)

    Daily Quote

    "While there's life, there's hope." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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