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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

https://www.nwhm.org

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