The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: July 9

  • 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

    lese majesty LEZ MAJ-uh-stee, LEEZ (noun) a crime, especially high treason, committed against the sovereign power; an offense that violates the dignity of a ruler; an attack on any custom, institution, belief, etc., held sacred or revered by numbers of people. - www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day



    Need to find someone fast? Pipl has become the most comprehensive people search on the Web, where you can search by email, name, phone number and username.

    Number to Know

    76.4 million: Baby boomers numbered 76.4 million in 2012 and accounted for about one-quarter of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2060, when the youngest of them would be 96 years old, they are projected to number around 2.4 million and represent 0.6 percent of the total population.

    This Day in History

    July 9, 1868: The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all people in the United States due process of law.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Singer-songwriter Jack White (38)

    Daily Quote

    “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” - Pablo Picasso

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