Morning Minutes Nov. 24, 2010
Word of the Day
Sea change SEE-CHAYNJ (noun) A marked change; transformation - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
History of Thanksgiving
Spend time this Thanksgiving learning the true facts about where the holiday comes from and how it got its start from the Pilgrim Hall Museum's website. Learn everything there is to know about that first Thanksgiving: the Mayflower Compact, the Native Americans and why we say thanks.
Number to Know
28: Number of places in the United States named Plymouth, as in Plymouth Rock, the landing site of the first Pilgrims. Plymouth, Minn., is the most populous, with 72,849 residents in 2009; Plymouth, Mass., had 56,842. There is just one township in the United States named "Pilgrim." Located in Dade County, Mo., its population was 126 in 2009. And then there is Mayflower, Ark., whose population was 2,257 in 2009. - Census.gov
This Day in History
Nov. 24, 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. The shooting is broadcast live on television.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actor Colin Hanks (33)
"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often." - Johnny Carson