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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Friday, August 3

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Martha Stewart (71) Word of the Day Cobalt KOH-bawlt (noun) A tough lustrous silver-white magnetic metallic element that is related to and occurs with iron and nickel and is used especially in alloys; a ...
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  • Word of the Day
    Cobalt KOH-bawlt (noun) A tough lustrous silver-white magnetic metallic element that is related to and occurs with iron and nickel and is used especially in alloys; a strong greenish blue; cobalt blue — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    National Watermelon Board
    www.watermelon.org
    Are you a fan of watermelon and watermelon-based recipes? Be sure head to this Web site, which has recipes, nutritional information, kids’ activities, resources for educators and more. Today is National Watermelon Day, so celebrate by trying one of these recipes or by eating watermelon.
    Number to Know
    92: Percent water that a watermelon consists of. Today is National Watermelon Day.
    This Day in History
    Aug. 3, 1936: Jesse Owens wins the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Martha Stewart (71)
    Daily Quote
    “Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.” — Jesse Owens

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