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
juxtaposition juhk-stuh-puh-ZISH-uhn noun; The act or an instance of placing in nearness or side by side. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: John Adams Historical Society
Website devoted to providing a history of America’s second president.
Number to Know
10: Number of people convicted of sedition under the Sedition Act of 1798, considered now to be a blatantly un-Constitutional violation of the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.
This Day in History
July 14, 1798: The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government. The unpopular law was allowed to expire in 1800.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Jackie Earle Haley, American actor, director and producer, 53.
“I started acting when I was 5 years old, and I was pretty well known for a while. Your self-esteem and your identity start to become wrapped up in that celebrity, and when that starts to fade away, your self-esteem and your identity start to fade away with it.” — Jackie Earle Haley
Morning Minutes, July 14