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Word of the Day
senescent si-NES-uhnt adjective; Growing old; aging. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military of the United States.
Number to Know
3,522: Number of executive orders issued by President Franklin Roosevelt, most in American history.
Website of the Day: Tuskegee Airman
Website highlighting the history of of African-Americans who participated in air crew, ground crew and operations support training in the Army Air Corps during World War II, when the U.S. military still practiced segregation.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater; gold medalist at 1976 Olympics, 58.
“It’s different today than it was then. In those days we were strictly amateurs. If I had wanted to stay in for the ‘80 Olympics, my parents couldn’t have afforded it.” — Dorothy Hamill
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