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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 19

  • 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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  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 19

    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

    Odious OH-dee-uhs (adjective) Deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable -dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima": The Most Reproduced and Parodied Photo in History?

    http://www.usni.org/iwo-jima-parody-photos

    See tributes and parodies of the famous photo, including one made of Legos, one carved in ice, several on "The Simpsons" and one back tattoo.

    Number to Know

    35: Number of days the Battle of Iwo Jima before American troops captured the island during World War II.

    This Day in History

    Feb. 19, 1945: U.S. Marines begin invasion of Iwo Jima, called Operation Detachment.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Singer Seal (50)

    Daily Quote

    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

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