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  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 31

  • 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
    misoneism mis-oh-NEE-iz-uhm, mahy-soh- (nou)n hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    New Year’s on History.com
    Learn all about the traditions behind New Year’s Eve celebrations before you head out for a night on the town.
    Number to Know
    4,000: The earliest recorded festivities in honor of a new year’s arrival date back some 4,000 years to ancient Babylon, according to History.com.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 31, 1907: The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York, New York.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Anthony Hopkins (76)
    Daily Quote
    “The love we give away is the only love we keep.” — Elbert Hubbard
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