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Word of the Day
cudgel KUH-juhl noun; A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day: Arthur Ashe Learning Center
Official website of the center that exists to “[promote Ashe’s] legacy to educate and motivate — with an emphasis toward inspiring youth.”
Number to Know
49: Age of tennis great Arthur Ashe when he died of AIDS-related pneumonia on February 6, 1993. He is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery.
This Day in History
July 5, 1975: Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title. Ashe beat Jimmy Connors in the finals, 6–1, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Bill Watterson, American cartoonist, best known for the strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” 56.
“When bright young minds can’t afford college, America pays the price.” — Arthur Ashe
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