Morning Minutes for Dec. 8

Word of the Day

epee ey-pey, ep-ey(noun) a rapier with a three-sided blade and a guard over the tip; the art or sport of fencing with an épée, points being made by touching any part of the opponent's body with the tip of the weapon.


Website of the Day


Read one in-depth article a day set to a different theme each week. The site focuses on people you don’t hear about every day such as the rat hunters of New York.

Number to Know

25: Number of No. 1 singles John Lennon had on the U.S. hot 100 chart as a performer, writer or co-writer.

This Day in History

Dec. 8, 1980: John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj (31)

Daily Quote

"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the ‘60s, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal." – John Lennon