The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
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  • 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

    quincunx KWING-kuhngks, KWIN- (noun) an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle; an overlapping arrangement of five petals or leaves, in which two are interior, two are exterior, and one is partly interior and partly exterior. — www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Summer Under the Stars


    This is a pretty cool interactive site under Turner Classic Movies, which gives descriptions of a “star of the day.” Specific showtimes to celebrate the star are available, but also their biographies and what makes them legendary.

    Number to Know

    423: On this date in 1935, the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 hit the Florida Keys, killing 423.

    This Day in History

    Sept. 2, 1963: “CBS Evening News” becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Actor Keanu Reeves (49)

    Daily Quote

    “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” - Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, on this date in 1901 at the Minnesota State Fair

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