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  • Morning Minutes, April 15

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  • Word of the Day
    pluvial PLOO-vee-uhl adjective; of or pertaining to rain; rainy; Geology: occurring through the action of rain. noun: Geology . a rainy period formerly regarded as coeval with a glacial age, but now recognized as episodic and, in the tropics, as characteristic of interglacial ages.
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    Rainy Mood
    With the idea that rain makes everything better, visit this site to hear rain sounds.
    Number to Know
    75,000: In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War
    This Day in History
    April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseballís color line.
    Todayís featured Birthday
    Emma Thompson, English actress and screenwriter, 55
    Daily Quote
    ďAny problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isnít listening.Ē ó Emma Thompson
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