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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, July 31

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Author J.K. Rowling (47) Word of the Day Brouhaha BROO-hah-hah (noun) A state of commotion or excitement; hubbub, uproar — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Brouhaha BROO-hah-hah (noun) A state of commotion or excitement; hubbub, uproar — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Stacks for Kids
    www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks
    These interactive pages from Scholastic Books help kids develop a love for reading. Young readers can find their favorite characters or stories and play games, watch videos and more. There also are discussion boards for kids to share their literary thoughts.
    Number to Know
    $1 billion: Estimated net worth of J.K. Rowling, according to Forbes.
    This Day in History
    July 31, 1961: At Fenway Park in Boston, the first All-Star Game tie in Major League Baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Author J.K. Rowling (47)
    Daily Quote
    “It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — J. K. Rowling
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