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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • Morning Minutes, June 24

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  • June 24
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    oblation uh-BLAY-shuhn; oh- noun; The act of offering something, such as worship or thanks, especially to a deity. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Mental Floss, The Dancing Plague
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/28371/dancing-plague-1518
    A look at the strange and deadly outbreak of uncontrolled dancing that hit Europe in 1374 and 1518.
    Number to Know
    42.4 million: Recognized number of sales of Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller,” the most in history.
    This Day in History
    June 24, 1374: A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Peter Weller, American actor, director and history lecturer, 67.
    Daily Quote
    “I’m just gonna be real grateful to be on any freaking movie set for the rest of my life.” — Peter Weller
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