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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Morning Minutes, June 8

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  • June 8
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    taciturn TAS-uh-turn adjective; not inclined to talk. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: History of the Bill of Rights
    http://www.history.com/topics/bill-of-rights
    An overview of the Bill of Rights from history.com
    Number to Know
    202: The number of years that passed from when James Madison’s proposed constitutional amendment was submitted until it was ratified as the 27th Amendment.
    This Day in History
    June 8, 1789: James Madison introduces 12 proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in the House of Representatives; by 1791, ten of them are ratified by the state legislatures and become the Bill of Rights. Another is eventually ratified in 1992 to become the 27th Amendment.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor, 87.
    Daily Quote
    “Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field.” — Jerry Stiller

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