Morning Minutes August 2, 2010
Word of the Day
Stand pat STAND-PAT (verb) To play one's hand as dealt in draw poker without drawing; to oppose or resist change - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
This fun tool lets you see what Google "thinks" of certain topics and people. This site simply searches Google and the thousands of thoughts and opinions about thousands of different topics, people, names, things and places.
Number to Know
3,929,326: The U.S. population at the first census, which was taken on Aug. 2, 1790.
This Day in History
Aug. 2, 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to conflict with coalition forces in the Gulf War.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actor Sam Worthington (34)
"The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side." - Author James A. Baldwin, who was born on this date in 1924.