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Word of the Day
bel-esprit bel-es-PREE noun; a person of great wit or intellect. —Dictionary .com
Website of the Day: The complete guide to Gmail
From How-To-Geek school, lessons in mastering the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail.
Number to Know
338,226: The number of Allied soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk by a hastily assembled fleet of more than 800 ships.
This Day in History
June 4, 1940: The emergency evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, ends. In response, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his famous “We shall fight on the beaches” speech to rally public morale.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Russell Brand, English comedian, actor, radio and television host, and author, 39.
“We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” — Winston Churchill
Morning Minutes, June 4