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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Saturday, June 16

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor Clifton Collins Jr (42) Word of the Day Acolyte AK-uh-lyte (noun) One who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties; one who attends or assists, follower ...
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  • Word of the Day
    Acolyte AK-uh-lyte (noun) One who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties; one who attends or assists, follower — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    James Joyce: The Brazen Head
    www.themodernword.com/joyce
    Today’s the day to mark Bloomsday — a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce and his novel “Ulysses.” This literature site has collected articles, biographical material, reviews, academic works and more on Joyce. There’s even a section on music inspired by Joyce.
    Number to Know
    1904: Year on this date when James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” is set. June 16 has become known around the world as Bloomsday.
    This Day in History
    June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Ill.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Clifton Collins Jr (42)
    Daily Quote
    “Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.” — James Joyce in “Ulysses”
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