The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Oct. 12

  • 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

    sobersided SOH-ber-sahy-did (adjective) solemn or grave in disposition, attitude, character, etc.; serious-minded. — www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day



    Store mounds of audio, video, photos and more on 4shared.com. The online storage tool is easy and free.

    Number to Know

    $3.14 million: The initial construction of the White House took place over a period of eight years, at a reported cost of $232,371.83 (equal to about $3.14 million today), beginning in 1792. On this date in 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt officially renamed the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.

    This Day in History

    Oct. 12, 1928: An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Actor-producer Hugh Jackman (45)

    Daily Quote

    "The best way to predict the future is to create it." — Peter Drucker

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