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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Morning Minutes: June 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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  • Word of the Day
    Acolyte AK-uh-lyte (noun) One who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties; one who attends or assists, follower - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    James Joyce: The Brazen Head
    www.themodernword.com/joyce
    Today’s the day to mark Bloomsday – a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce and his novel “Ulysses.” This literature site has collected articles, biographical material, reviews, academic works and more on Joyce. There’s even a section on music inspired by Joyce.
    Number to Know
    1904: Year on this date when James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” is set. June 16 has become known around the world as Bloomsday.
    This Day in History
    June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Ill.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Writer Joyce Carol Oates (75)
    Daily Quote "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person - he believed in me." - Jim Valvano
     
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