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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Wednesday, December 26

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Rock musician Lars Ulrich (49) Word of the Day Frenetic frih-NET-ik (adjective) Frenzied, frantic — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Frenetic frih-NET-ik (adjective) Frenzied, frantic — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Official Kwanzaa website
    www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org
    Today is the start of the weeklong Kwanzaa celebration, which honors African culture and heritage. Learn about the meaning of the holiday, read about its traditions and symbols, and get to know the key principles of the celebration.
    Number to Know
    1966: Year when the first Kwanzaa was celebrated. The African-American holiday runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 1.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 26, 2004: A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 250,000 people.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Rock musician Lars Ulrich (49)
    Daily Quote
    “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” — Bill Vaughn
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