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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Saturday, July 21

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Comedian/actor Robin Williams (61) Word of the Day Refection rih-FEK-shun (noun) Refreshment of mind, spirit or body; especially, nourishment; the taking of refreshment; food and drink together; repast &...
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  • Word of the Day
    Refection rih-FEK-shun (noun) Refreshment of mind, spirit or body; especially, nourishment; the taking of refreshment; food and drink together; repast — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Hemingway Society
    www.hemingwaysociety.org
    Mark writer Ernest Hemingway’s birthday with this site, which serves as an excellent resource for all things Hemingway. There are an impressive number of links to articles by Hemingway, information about his books, recipes inspired by the author and more.
    Number to Know
    15 million: Number of copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” — the final book in the Harry Potter series — sold within 24 hours of it being released, according to Forbes. The book came out on this day in 2007.
    This Day in History
    July 21, 1969: Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon, which took place during the Apollo 11 mission.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Comedian/actor Robin Williams (61)
    Daily Quote
    “All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.” — Ernest Hemingway, who was born on this date in 1899.
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