The Morning Minute for Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.
Boonville statistic of the day
The number of people in Boonville who identified themselves as being of one race (American Indian and Alaska Native) as of 2000 was 42. Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Word of the day
Dog days (DAWG-DAYZ, noun): The period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere; a period of stagnation or inactivity — merriam-webster.com
Website of the day
Challenger Center: Christa McAuliffe
On this website, you can learn all about teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe, who was born on this date in 1948. The site also has information about the Challenger crew, learning centers and more.
Number to know
25.5 minutes: The average time it takes people in the nation to commute to work. New York and Maryland had the most time-consuming commutes, averaging 31.6 and 31.5 minutes. — Census.gov
This day in history
Sept. 2, 1945: World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Today's featured birthday
Salma Hayek, actress (44)
"I touch the future. I teach." — Christa McAuliffe