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  • Morning Minutes: July 8

  • 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
    Uncouth un-KOOTH (adjective) Strange or clumsy in shape or appearance; outlandish; lacking in polish and grace; rugged; awkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner or behavior - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Roswell Files
    On July 8, 1947, news media reported that a UFO crash-landed in Roswell, N.M. Whatever you believe, this site has a comprehensive description of the events that reportedly took place, the people involved, and the theories surrounding the event.
    Number to Know
    1978: Year when the Roswell incident truly began to become a cultural phenomenon. It happened when Major Jesse Marcel said in an interview that he believed an alien spacecraft had crashed in 1947 (see below).
    This Day in History
    July 8, 1947: Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash-landed in Roswell, N.M.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Jaden Smith (14)
    Daily Quote
    “There was all kinds of stuff — small beams about three-eighths or a half-inch-square with some sort of hieroglyphics on them that nobody could decipher. These looked something like balsa wood, and were about the same weight, except that they were not wood at all. They were very hard, although flexible, and would not burn….” - Major Jesse Marcel

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