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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Sunday, December 23

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Musician Eddie Vedder (48) Word of the Day Venerate VEN-uh-rayt (verb) To regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference; to honor (as an icon or a relic) with a ritual act of devotion —...
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  • Word of the Day
    Venerate VEN-uh-rayt (verb) To regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference; to honor (as an icon or a relic) with a ritual act of devotion — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Festivus
    www.festivusweb.com
    What to learn all about Festivus, the Seinfeldian anti-holiday that has become the real deal? This page describes the origins of Festivus, the way to celebrate the day and more.
    Number to Know
    1997: Year when Festivus was born — it became a joke holiday because of the “Seinfeld” episode “The Strike.”
    This Day in History
    Dec. 23, 1970: The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet, making it the tallest building in the world.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Musician Eddie Vedder (48)
    Daily Quote
    “In the old days, it was not called the ‘holiday season’; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’” — Dave Barry

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