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  • Morning Minutes, May 19

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  • Word of the Day
    paucity PAW-suh-tee noun; Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity; Smallness of quantity; insufficiency. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Just Small things
    Here are life’s simple pleasures that are often overlooked.
    Number to Know
    15 million: Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending Mexican-American War and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million.
    This Day in History
    May 19, 1962: A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, 69
    Daily Quote
    “The bad part about growing older is I’m going bald. The good part is my nose seems to be getting shorter.” — Pete Townshend
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