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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Morning Minutes: April 18

  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Morning Minutes: April 18

    Word of the Day

    Turpitude TUR-pi-tood (noun) Vile, shameful, or base character; depravity - dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    USGS: Earthquakes for Kids

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

    Learn about earthquakes on the U.S. Geological Survey's website for kids. The site allows you to track the latest earthquakes, see animated explanations of earthquake terms and has a whole page of ideas for earthquake-based science fair projects.

    Number to Know

    30,000: Number of buildings destroyed by the Great San Francisco Earthquake.

    This Day in History

    April 18, 1906: An earthquake near 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor David Tennant (42)

    Daily Quote

    "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." - Elvis Presley

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