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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Wednesday, August 15

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor Ben Affleck (40) Word of the Day Propitious pruh-PISH-us (adjective) Favorably disposed; benevolent; being of good omen; auspicious; tending to favor; advantageous — www.merriam-webster.com...
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  • Word of the Day
    Propitious pruh-PISH-us (adjective) Favorably disposed; benevolent; being of good omen; auspicious; tending to favor; advantageous — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    V-J Day: War is Over!
    www.life.com/image/first/in-gallery/32152
    View Life magazine’s gallery of people all over the world celebrating Victory Over Japan Day on Aug. 14-15, 1945, including the now iconic image of a couple kissing in New York City’s Times Square.
    Number to Know
    78 million: According to some historians, the approximate number of people — soldiers and civilians — who died in World War II.
    This Day in History
    Aug. 15, 1945: Victory over Japan Day, aka V-J Day, when Japan surrenders, effectively ending World War II.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Ben Affleck (40)
    Daily Quote
    “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” — Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born on this date in 1769.

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