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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Morning Minutes, June 17

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  • June 17
    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
    discomfit dis-KUHM-fit; dis-kuhm-FIT transitive verb; To disconcert; also, to thwart. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Google Maps, Taj Mahal
    https://maps.google.com/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/taj-mahal/
    Google’s special treatment of interactive maps and images of this impressive monument.
    Number to Know
    561: Height in feet of the Taj Mahal at its highest point.
    This Day in History
    June 17, 1631: Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer, 71.
    Daily Quote
    “Misfits aren’t misfits among other misfits.” — Barry Manilow
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