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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Friday, April 19

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor James Franco (35) Word of the Day Samizdat SAH-miz-daht (noun) A clandestine publishing system within the Soviet Union, by which forbidden or unpublishable literature was reproduced and circulated ...
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  • Word of the Day
    Samizdat SAH-miz-daht (noun) A clandestine publishing system within the Soviet Union, by which forbidden or unpublishable literature was reproduced and circulated privately — dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Beginner Marathon Training Schedule
    http://running.about.com/od/marathonprograms/a/marathonbeg.htm
    This site gives a schedule for those who want to start training for their first marathon. Included is a chart scheduling distances and rest days, plus links to websites that can answer other training questions.
    Number to Know
    42.195: Number of kilometers in an official marathon, which equals 26 miles and 385 yards.
    This Day in History
    April 19, 1897: First Boston Marathon is held.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor James Franco (35)
    Daily Quote
    “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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