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Word of the Day
Mendacious men-DAY-shus (adjective) Given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Satirical history of Thanksgiving
Some regard Thanksgiving as a religious holiday while others consider it a cover-up for tensions between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Read about the history of Thanksgiving from a view of satire, sarcasm and straightforward narration meant to dispel the myths of this important holiday.
Number to Know
5: Number of places and townships in the United States that are named Cranberry or some spelling variation of the red, acidic berry (e.g., Cranbury, N.J.), a popular side dish at Thanksgiving. Cranberry township (Butler County), Pa., was the most populous of these places in 2009, with 27,560 residents. Cranberry township (Venango County), Pa., was next (6,774). – Census.gov
This Day in History
Nov. 23, 1981: Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17, which gives the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Singer/actor Miley Cyrus (18)
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” - W.T. Purkiser