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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Morning Minutes: April 16

  • 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: April 16

    Word of the Day

    Fervent FUR-vuhnt (adjective) Having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm - dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    20 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

    http://www.openculture.com/2011/12/free_charlie_chaplin_films_on_the_web.html

    Celebrate Charlie Chaplin's birthday by watching a few films starring him. Open Culture has compiled a list of Chaplin's movies that are free to watch online.

    Number to Know

    581: Number of people killed by the Grandcamp fertilizer explosion in Texas City, Texas.

    This Day in History

    April 16, 1947: An explosion occurs while loading fertilizer onto a freighter in Texas City, Texas, which destroys a large part of the city and causes $100 million in damage.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor Martin Lawrence (48)

    Daily Quote

    "You cannot find peace by avoiding life." - Virginia Woolfe

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