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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Morning Minutes, Aug. 2

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  • August 2
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    machination mack-uh-NAY-shuhn; mash- noun; A crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 2, 1990: Iraq invades neighboring Kuwait, eventually leading to the First Gulf War.
    Number to Know
    487: Items taken from the Kuwaiti National Museum during the invasion by Iraq that have never been returned or found.
    Website of the Day: World Timelines, Kuwait
    http://www.timelines.ws/countries/KUWAIT.HTML
    Historical overview of the Persian Gulf country, including the 1990 invasion by Iraq.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Kevin Smith, American screenwriter, actor, film producer, director, writer, public speaker and podcaster, 44.
    Daily Quote
    “I didn’t get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience.” — Kevin Smith

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