Morning Minutes August 5, 2010
Word of the Day
Ab initio ab-ih-NISH-ee-oh (adverb) From the beginning - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Fuel Mileage Tracking
Monitoring our car's fuel mileage is an easy but often ignored part of vehicle ownership. This application will help you track your vehicle's fuel usage, research ways to improve it and then put those tips and tricks into action.
Number to Know
3 percent: Amount of the U.S.'s first income tax, which was levied on this date in 1861 to help pay for the Civil War.
This Day in History
Aug. 5, 1962: Nelson Mandela is jailed. He won't be released until 1990.
Today's Featured Birthday
Astronaut Neil Armstrong (80)
"I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul ... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream." - Neil Armstrong