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  • Morning Minutes: July 7

  • 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

    apogee AP-uh-jee (noun) the point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the Earth; the farthest or highest point; culmination. - www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Mental Floss


    Need to kill time? Mental Floss offers “amazing facts,” “big questions” and a “knowledge feed” to keep away the doldrums with plenty of weird and interesting things you’d never thought you’d need to know.

    Number to Know

    17: On this date in 1985, Boris Becker became the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.

    This Day in History

    July 7, 1456: A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Comedian Jim Gaffigan (47)

    Daily Quote

    “Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more." - Mark Twain

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