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  • August 26
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    corpulent KOR-pyuh-luhnt adjective; Very fat; obese. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 26, 1920: Eight days after being ratified, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
    Number to Know
    1984: The year the last holdout state, Mississippi, officially ratified the 19th Amendment. Since the amendment had gone into effect after passing with a two-thirds majority in 1920, the ratification vote was symbolic.
    Website of the Day: National Women’s History Museum
    Website of the museum that “researches, collects and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of our nation in a context of world history.”
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Macaulay Culkin, American actor, 34.
    Daily Quote
    “I can go to any restaurant without a reservation, but while I’m there everyone’s going to be staring.” — Macaulay Culkin
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