The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Aug. 24

  • 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

    waif weyf (noun) a person, especially a child, who has no home or friends; something found, especially a stray animal, whose owner is not known; a stray item or article: to gather waifs of gossip; nautical: waft. — www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day



    If you haven’t been using WebMD to diagnose your illness, you’re doing it wrong. OK, so you should still maybe see a doctor, but in the meantime, this is a handy online health reference to figure out where your aches and pains may be coming from.

    Number to Know

    14 millions: As of 2012, John Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 No. 1 singles on Billboard’s U.S. “Hot 100” chart.

    This Day in History

    Aug. 24, 1981: Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    TV show host Craig Kilborn (51)

    Daily Quote

    “Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” — Jean Anouilh

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