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  • July 18
    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
    arriviste a-ree-VEEST noun; A person who has recently attained success, wealth, or high status but not general acceptance orrespect; an upstart. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci
    Website of the husband-and-wife Olympic gymnasts.
    Number to Know
    1989: The year gymnast Nadia Comaneci defected to the United States. Her escape from Romania came only a few weeks before the Romanian Revolution of December.
    This Day in History
    July 18, 1976: 14-year-old Romanian Nadia Comaneci becomes the first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics, competing in the 1976 Montreal Summer Games.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, 47.
    Daily Quote
    “If Clark Gable had a Facebook page, there would have been a ‘Gone with the Wind 2.’” — Vin Diesel
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