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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 26

  • 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
    cusp kuhsp (noun) 1. a point or pointed end. 2. Anatomy, Zoology, Botany. a point, projection, or elevation, as on the crown of a tooth. 3. Also called spinode. Geometry. a point where two branches of a curve meet, end, and are tangent. 4. Architecture. a decorative device, used especially in Gothic architecture to vary the outlines of intradoses or to form architectural foils, consisting of a pair of curves tangent to the real or imaginary line defining the area decorated and meeting at a point within the area. 5. Astronomy. a point of a crescent, especially of the moon. 6. Astrology. a. the zodiacal degree that marks the beginning of a house or a sign. b. Informal. a person born on the first day of a sign. 7. a point that marks the beginning of a change: on the cusp of a new era. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    96 Elephants
    96elephants.org
    Wildlife Conservation Society is part of a new global movement to protect Africa's elephants. 96Elephants.org spreads awareness and action to protect the species.
    Number to Know
    1982: On this date in 1982, Time's Man of the Year for the first time was a non-human: the personal computer.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 26, 1963: The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor/singer Jared Leto (42)
    Daily Quote
    “Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

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