Morning Minutes, June 14
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
sui generis \ soo-eye-JEN-ur-us; soo-ee- \ adjective; being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: Mutiny on the Bounty
From history.com, a look the true and complicated story behind history’s most famous mutiny.
Number to Know
23: Length in feet of the boat piloted to safety by William Bligh after a mutiny on his ship. The boat was loaded with 19 men, only one of whom died on the journey.
This Day in History
June 14, 1789: Captain William Bligh and 17 others, survivors of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty reach Timor after a journey of more than 3,600 miles over 47 days in a small open boat.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Boy George (born George O’Dowd), English singer-songwriter, 53.
“I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.” — Boy George