Morning Minute for June 23, 2010

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Word of the Day

    Nidifugous nye-DIFF-yuh-gus (adj.) Leaving the nest soon after hatching --

    Website of the Day

    Vintage Ad Browser

    Containing more than 120,000 ads, this site collects vintage ads from a variety of sources, including websites, reader submissions, books, magazines and more. It's a great place for creative types to get inspiration, or for anyone to take a peek back in time.

    Number to Know

    2400: Best possible score on the SATs. The SATs were first administered on this date in 1926.

    This Day in History

    June 23, 1972: President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actress Frances McDormand (53)

    Daily Quote

    "Play it tough. That's the way they play it and that's the way we are going to play it." - President Richard Nixon as recorded on the Watergate tapes.