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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Morning Minutes, Aug. 4

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  • August 4
    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
    fallible FAL-uh-bul adjective; Liable to make a mistake. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 4, 1914: Germany invades Belgium, marking the start of fighting in World War I. In response to the invasion, Great Britain, which Germany had hoped would remain neutral, declares war on Germany.
    Number to Know
    16 million: The estimated number of people killed in World War I. Of that total, about 7 million were civilians. Hardest hit were Serbia and the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), which each saw approximately 15 percent of their population killed in the four-year conflict.
    Website of the Day: 100 Legacies of the Great War
    http://online.wsj.com/ww1
    Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Wall Street journal has selected 100 legacies from that conflict that continue to shape the world.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States, 53.
    Daily Quote
    “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” — British statesman Edward Grey, on the evening of Aug. 3, 1914, when it was becoming clear war was imminent

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