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  • Morning Minutes: Nov. 28

  • 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
    raconteur rack-on-TUR (noun) One who excels in telling stories and anecdotes. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The First Thanksgiving
    Take a break from the turkey and sit down to learn with your kids with Scholastic’s The First Thanksgiving website. There are resources intended for teachers, but also virtual field trips and letters from the New World to enjoy together.
    Number to Know
    1863: Thanksgiving has been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
    This Day in History
    Nov. 28, 1893: Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Drag queen Sharon Needles (32)
    Daily Quote
    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckhart
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