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September 8

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

cajole \ kuh-JOHL \ transitive verb; To persuade with flattery, repeated appeals, or soothing words; to coax. —

This Day in History

Sept. 8, 1504: Michelangelo’s sculpture “David” is unveiled in a public square outside the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence (part of modern-day Italy). In 1873 it was moved to its current location in the Galleria dell’Accademia.

Number to Know

203.5: The height of “David” in inches; just slightly under 17 feet tall.

Website of the Day: Accademia Gallery in Florence

An online guide dedicated to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, one of the most important museums in Florence, Italy and the world.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Pink (born Alecia Beth Moore), American singer-songwriter and actress, 35.

Daily Quote

“You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.” — Pink