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  • Morning Minutes, Aug. 11

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  • August 11
    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
    intrepid in-TREP-id adjective; Fearless; bold. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 11, 1942: Actress Hedy Lamarr and music composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency-hopping spectrum communication system. The invention later became the basis for technologies used in modern wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
    Number to Know
    1997: The year Hedy Lamarr received a special award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for her work that made modern wireless communication possible.
    Website of the Day: 27 Celebrity Patent Holders
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/52444/27-celebrity-patent-holders
    Hedy Lamarr isn’t the only famous person to hold a patent. Here is a look at 26 others.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Hulk Hogan (born Terry Gene Bollea), American professional wrestler and actor, 61.
    Daily Quote
    “Be a father first. Don’t put a priority of being a friend with your wife first or a friend with your kids first.” — Hulk Hogan

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