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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Sunday, August 19

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Former President Bill Clinton (66) Word of the Day Sagacious suh-GAY-shus (adjective) Of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment; discerning; caused by or indicating acute discernment — www.me...
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  • Word of the Day
    Sagacious suh-GAY-shus (adjective) Of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment; discerning; caused by or indicating acute discernment — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
    www.nasm.si.edu
    Today, on National Aviation Day, check out the website of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Track the milestones of flight through history, from Orville Wright’s pioneering plane to the first privately piloted vehicle to reach space.
    Number to Know
    1939: Year when National Aviation Day was created. Today is the event, a day that was picked because it’s Orville Wright’s birthday.
    This Day in History
    Aug. 19, 1812: War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, earning her nickname “Old Ironsides.”
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Former President Bill Clinton (66)
    Daily Quote
    “If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.” — Orville Wright
     
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