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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, August 28

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor/musician Jack Black (43) Word of the Day Gullible GULL-uh-bul (adjective) Easily duped or cheated — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Gullible GULL-uh-bul (adjective) Easily duped or cheated — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    ‘Faust’ Study Questions
    www.wsu.edu/~brians/hum_303/faust.html
    Have you ever wanted to read “Faust” but haven’t because you were overwhelmed by the text itself? Check out this free study guide, which provides key points to the story and asks questions of you, the reader. Today is the birthday of the author of “Faust,” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, so give it a shot if it’s on your to-read list.
    Number to Know
    1: Number of Olympic gold medals won by figure skater Scott Hamilton, who was born on this date in 1958.
    This Day in History
    Aug. 28, 1955: Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the civil rights movement.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor/musician Jack Black (43)
    Daily Quote
    “A person hears only what they understand.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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