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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, July 12

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Fitness guru Richard Simmons (64) Word of the Day Roue roo-AY (noun) A man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure; rake — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Roue roo-AY (noun) A man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure; rake — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Transcendentalists
    www.transcendentalists.com
    Celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s birthday by learning about the philosophical, religious and literary movement called transcendentalism. Read Thoreau’s works and see whether you’re inspired to embark on your own journey of self-discovery.
    Number to Know
    2: Number of TV shows that have been No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive seasons. Those shows are “All in the Family” and “The Cosby Show.”
    This Day in History
    July 12, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Fitness guru Richard Simmons (64)
    Daily Quote
    “Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.” — Henry David Thoreau, who was born on this date in 1817.
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