Morning Minutes May 5, 2010
Word of the Day
Scour SKOW-er (verb) To move about quickly especially in search; to go through or range over in or as if in a search -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Cinco de Mayo
Many people think of Cinco de Mayo as a day to celebrate, but do you know why? This site explains the history of the holiday, which commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862.
Number to Know
30.7 million: Number of U.S. residents of Mexican origin in 2008, according to Census.gov. Today is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday of Mexican origin.
This Day in History
May 5, 1862: Cinco de Mayo in Mexico: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla.
Today's Featured Birthday
R&B singer/infamous boyfriend of Rihanna Chris Brown (21)
"Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America." - Joe Baca