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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Morning Minutes, July 4

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  • July 4
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    penury PEN-yuh-ree noun; Extreme poverty; also, insufficiency. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Monticello
    http://www.monticello.org
    Official website of the home of Thomas Jefferson, maintained as a museum to the man and the founding of the United States of America. Includes a section on the composing of the Declaration of Independence.
    Number to Know
    6,487: Number of books Thomas Jefferson donated from his personal library to restock the Library of Congress after it was largely destroyed by British troops in the War of 1812.
    This Day in History
    July 4, 1826: Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Geraldo Rivera, American journalist, author, lawyer and talk show host, 71.
    Daily Quote
    “Thomas Jefferson survives.” — Last words of John Adams, who did not know Jefferson had died only hours earlier.
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