The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Nov. 18

  • 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
    counterpoise KOUN-ter-poiz (verb) to balance by an opposing weight; counteract by an opposing force; to bring into equilibrium; Archaic. to weigh (one thing) against something else; consider carefully. (noun) a counterbalancing weight; any equal and opposing power or force; the state of being in equilibrium; balance; Radio. a network of wires or other conductors connected to the base of an antenna, used as a substitute for the ground connection. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The Zoom Project
    The Zoom Project sends reporters to cover stories through photographs, with requests taken from the Twitterverse via the hashtag #ZOOMPROJECT.
    Number to Know
    1928: On this date in 1928, the animated short “Steamboat Willie” is released as the first fully synchronized sound cartoon. It features the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, but is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
    This Day in History
    Nov. 18, 1963: The first push-button telephone goes into service.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Mickey Mouse (85)
    Daily Quote
    “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” — Carl Sagan
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