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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Morning Minutes: March 3

  • 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: March 3

    Word of the Day

    Flabbergast FLAB-er-gast (verb) To overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound. - dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Frequently challenged books of the 21st century

    http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged#2011

    The "Comstock Law," which prohibited the sending of "obscene materials" through the mail, was passed on this day in 1873. This law led to the banning of several books, including James Joyce's "Ulysses." Visit the American Library Association site to see the most commonly banned books of the last decade.

    Number to Know

    2/3: Majority needed in Congress to override a presidential veto. Congress voted to override a presidential veto for the first time on this date in 1845.

    This Day in History

    March 3, 1875: Indoor ice hockey makes its public debut in Montreal.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actress Jessica Biel (31)

    Daily Quote

    "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Albert Einstein
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