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Morning Minutes: April 16

Word of the Day

Fervent FUR-vuhnt (adjective) Having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

20 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online


Celebrate Charlie Chaplin's birthday by watching a few films starring him. Open Culture has compiled a list of Chaplin's movies that are free to watch online.

Number to Know

581: Number of people killed by the Grandcamp fertilizer explosion in Texas City, Texas.

This Day in History

April 16, 1947: An explosion occurs while loading fertilizer onto a freighter in Texas City, Texas, which destroys a large part of the city and causes $100 million in damage.

Today's Featured Birthday

Actor Martin Lawrence (48)

Daily Quote

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life." - Virginia Woolfe