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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Morning Minutes, June 7

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  • June 7
    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
    meliorism MEEL-yuh-riz-uhm, MEE-lee-uh- noun; the doctrine that the world may be made better by human effort.— Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Wendy and Lisa
    http://www.wendyandlisa.com/forum/wendy-lisa-music/25th-anniversary-purple-rain-and-some-little-known-facts
    A page on the website of Prince’s bandmates discussing the 25th anniversary of “Purple Rain” and noting some trivia.
    Number to Know
    24: The number of weeks the soundtrack to Prince’s semi-autobiographical movie “Purple Rain” spent at number 1 on the Billboard charts.
    This Day in History
    June 7, 1982: Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public. The bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Prince, American singer and actor, 56.
    Daily Quote
    “Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” — Prince
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