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Middletown Transcript
  • Morning Minutes: Aug. 4

  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Word of the Day

    Sisyphean sis-uh-FEE-uhn (adjective) endless and unavailing, as labor or a task; of or pertaining to Sisyphus. - www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    E.ggTimer

    e.ggtimer.com

    With E.ggTimer, users can count down time is simple way of counting down time. When the clock runs out, an alarm beeps. Users can even set it for the proper time to brush their teeth, if desired.

    Number to Know

    365: On Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States with almost 53 percent of the popular vote and 365 electoral votes.

    This Day in History

    Aug. 4, 1914: During World War I, Germany invades Belgium and, in response, the United Kingdom declares war on Germany. The United States declares neutrality.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Barack Obama (52)

    Daily Quote

    “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” - Frank Herbert

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