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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.
    Website of the Day
    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 baseball’s color line.
    Today’s featured Birthday
    Emma Thompson, English actress and screenwriter, 55
    Daily Quote
    “Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” — Emma Thompson
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