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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, August 9

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actress Gillian Anderson (44) Word of the Day Raiment RAY-munt (noun) Clothing, garments — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day Flashlig...
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  • Word of the Day
    Raiment RAY-munt (noun) Clothing, garments — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Flashlight Worthy
    www.flashlightworthybooks.com
    This site recommends “books so good, they’ll keep you up past your bedtime.” There are nearly 400 lists of books under a variety of topics, from Books About Simpler Times to Beach Reads You Can Grab Off Your T(w)een’s Bookshelf.
    Number to Know
    22: Number of American Music Awards honors Whitney Houston has won in her career.
    This Day in History
    Aug. 9, 1969: Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men’s hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high school graduate Steven Parent.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actress Gillian Anderson (44)
    Daily Quote
    “I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.” — Whitney Houston, who was born on Aug. 9, 1963
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