The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 23

  • 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
    umbriferous uhm-BRIF-er-uhs (adjective) casting or making shade. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Make Your Money Matter
    With the holidays quickly approaching, now is a good time to make some New Year’s resolutions. A popular one is tackling the family budget and how we bank.
    Number to Know
    $579.8 billion: Sales during the holiday season may comprise 25 to 40 percent of a retailer's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation. In January 2013, the group reported that U.S. consumers spent $579.8 billion during the 2012 holiday season.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 23, 1954: The first successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Singer Eddie Vedder (49)
    Daily Quote
    “The fabric of existence weaves itself whole.” — Charles Ives
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