The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 24

  • 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
    lipogram LIP-uh-gram, LAHY-puh- (noun) a written work composed of words chosen so as to avoid the use of one or more specific alphabetic characters. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    NORAD Santa Tracker
    Of course on Christmas Eve, you’ll want to find out where Santa and his sleigh are heading to next. This is the official Santa Tracker.
    Number to Know
    1863: Cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with creating the current image of Santa Claus based on his illustrations that began appearing in Harper’s Weekly in 1863.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 24, 1968: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous “Christmas Eve Broadcast,” one of the most watched programs in history.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Fashion designer Kate Spade (51)
    Daily Quote
    “As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.” — William Shakespeare
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