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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Morning Minutes, Aug. 9

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  • August 9
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    agon AH-gahn; ah-GOHN noun; A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 9, 1944: Smokey Bear appears on a United States Forest Service poster for the first time.
    Number to Know
    22 million: The average number of acres lost annually to wildfire in 1944, the first year of the Smokey Bear campaign. Today the average is 6.7 million.
    Website of the Day: Smokey Bear
    http://www.smokeybear.com
    Official site of the Forest Service’s wildfire-fighting mascot.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Kurtis Blow (born Kurt Walker), American rapper, music producer and hip-hop pioneer, 55.
    Daily Quote
    “That’s the job of the entertainer: to entertain. Not to motivate or inspire people to get violent.” — Kurtis Blow

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