The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Aug. 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

    dreck drek (noun) worthless trash; junk; excrement; dung. — www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day



    If you’ve got a lot of free time, there’s plenty of games to play at Kongregate. Browse by category or check out the top rated in this active user community.

    Number to Know

    19: On this date in 1982, the first compact discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany. The first major artist to have his entire catalogue of 19 albums converted to CD was David Bowie in 1985.

    This Day in History

    Aug. 17, 1962: An East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin, becoming one of the first victims of the wall.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Singer Belinda Carlisle (55)

    Daily Quote

    “Knowledge is love and light and vision.” — Helen Keller

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