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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, December 16

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor Benjamin Bratt (47) Word of the Day Crapulous KRAP-yuh-lus (adjective) Marked by intemperance especially in eating or drinking; sick from excessive indulgence in liquor — www.merriam-webster....
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  • Word of the Day
    Crapulous KRAP-yuh-lus (adjective) Marked by intemperance especially in eating or drinking; sick from excessive indulgence in liquor — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Jane Austen (www.janeausten.org)
    Today is the birthday of writer Jane Austen (she was born in 1775). If you’re interested in learning more about Austen or her works, check out this website, which has a wealth of information on Austen topics.
    Number to Know
    30 million: Approximate number of real Christmas trees sold each year, according to www.christmastree.org.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 16, 1997: An episode of Pokemon, “Denn Senshi Porygon”, aired in Japan induces seizures in hundreds of Japanese children.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Benjamin Bratt (47)
    Daily Quote
    “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” — Marjorie Holmes
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