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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

http://www.bartandnadia.com

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