The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Oct. 8

  • 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

    sectile SEK-til (adjective) capable of being cut smoothly with a knife. — www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day



    You want to know all there is to know about grammar. Have your own online editor critique your work for points of grammar, plagiarism, word choice and more.

    Number to Know

    21: On this date in 1956, New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 21 perfect games in MLB history.

    This Day in History

    Oct. 8, 1871: Four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago; Peshtigo, Wis.; Holland, Mich.; and Manistee, Mich.; including the Great Chicago Fire and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Author R.L. Stine (70)

    Daily Quote

    "If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button." — Sam Levenson

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