The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: June 17

  • 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
    Wistful WIST-ful (adjective) Full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy; also, inspiring such yearning; musingly sad, pensive - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Dad Man
    Joe Kelly, a best-selling author, blogger and speaker, is most importantly a dad. His site is a great resource for all fathers looking to better connect with their families, solve common fathering problems and more.
    Number to Know
    0: Number of dusky seaside sparrows left in the world. The last Florida-based bird died on this date in 1987, and the species was declared extinct in 1990.
    This Day in History
    June 17, 1994: After a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Musician Barry Manilow (70)
    Daily Quote
    “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You're tearing up the grass.’ ‘We're not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We're raising boys.’” - Harmon Killebrew
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