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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, April 16

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (66) Word of the Day Fervent FUR-vuhnt (adjective) Having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm — dictionary.com...
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  • Word of the Day
    Fervent FUR-vuhnt (adjective) Having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm — dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    20 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online
    http://www.openculture.com/2011/12/free_charlie_chaplin_films_on_the_web.html
    Celebrate Charlie Chaplin’s birthday by watching a few films starring him. Open Culture has compiled a list of Chaplin’s movies that are free to watch online.
    Number to Know
    581: Number of people killed by the Grandcamp fertilizer explosion in Texas City, Texas.
    This Day in History
    April 16, 1947: An explosion occurs while loading fertilizer onto a freighter in Texas City, Texas, which destroys a large part of the city and causes $100 million in damage.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (66)
    Daily Quote
    “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” — Virginia Woolfe
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