Morning Minutes August 19, 2010
Word of the Day
Adjure uh-JOOR (verb) To command solemnly under or as if under oath or penalty of a curse; to urge or advise earnestly - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Today, on National Aviation Day, check out the website of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Track the milestones of flight through history, from Orville Wright's pioneering plane to the first privately piloted vehicle to reach space.
Number to Know
1939: Year when National Aviation Day was created. Today is the event, a day that was picked because it's Orville Wright's birthday.
This Day in History
Aug. 19, 1812: War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, earning her nickname "Old Ironsides."
Today's Featured Birthday
Former President Bill Clinton (64)
"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance." - Orville Wright