The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 21

  • 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

    hoi polloi hoi-puh-LOI (noun) The common people generally; the masses. — Dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    On the Snow


    Find out conditions, deals, weather reports and reviews for over 2,000 ski resorts wordwide as well as live camera views, news and the newest cold-weather gear.

    Number to Know

    3: The Apollo 8’s crew was composed of three astronauts: Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders.

    This Day in History

    Dec. 21, 1968: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first manned spacecraft to leave the Earth orbit, reach the Earth’s moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Actor, producer and civil rights activist who won a BAFTA Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in "Pulp Fiction" Samuel L. Jackson (65)

    Daily Quote

    "We've come a long way in our thinking, but also in our moral decay. I can't imagine Dr. King watching the 'Real Housewives' or 'Jersey Shore.'" — Samuel L. Jackson

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