Morning Minutes: Oct. 15
Word of the Day
Antecessor an-tih-SESS-er (noun) One that goes before - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Global Handwashing Day
Today is Global Handwashing Day, a day designed to highlight the importance of good hygiene. This site has information about the day as well as resources for classrooms and families, and much more.
Number to Know
3.5 million: Amount of children who die each year from diarrhea and pneumonia, the solution to which partly is hand washing, according to UNICEF.
This Day in History
Oct. 15, 1990: Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress/director Penny Marshall (70)
“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” - Doug Coupland