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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Saturday, April 27

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor James Le Gros (51) Word of the Day Xenophobe ZEN-uh-fohb (noun) A person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc. — dictionary.com Website of the D...
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  • Word of the Day
    Xenophobe ZEN-uh-fohb (noun) A person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc. — dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Johannes Kepler
    http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/JohannesKepler/
    Johannes Kepler, a 16th-century scientist, believed the universe was created on this day in 4977 B.C. While modern science has disproved this theory, his laws of planetary motion were and made him the founder of celestial mechanics. This website from NASA explains Kepler’s contributions to the study of planets.
    Number to Know
    22 million: Number of people who cast ballots in South Africa’s 1994 election.
    This Day in History
    April 27, 1994: South Africa holds first mulitracial elections; Nelson Mandela is elected president.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor James Le Gros (51)
    Daily Quote
    “While there’s life, there’s hope.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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