Susianna Kentikian (born 1987) is a German professional boxer. She was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, but she left the country with her family at the age of five due to the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Kentikian has lived in Hamburg since 1996 and began boxing when she was twelve years old. Following a successful amateur career, she turned professional in 2005 when she signed with the Hamburg boxing promoter Spotlight Boxing. Kentikian won her first world championship fight in February 2007, and she is the current World Boxing Association (WBA) and Women's International Boxing Federation (WIBF) world flyweight champion. Kentikian is undefeated, having won 16 of her 23 professional fights by knockout. Since 2007, the German television station ProSieben has broadcast her fights live. Kentikian has gained minor celebrity status in Germany, and she hopes to reach popularity similar to the retired German female boxing star Regina Halmich.

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Today's selected anniversaries:


Zhu Yuanzhang ascended to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.


Under the pseudonym Louis de Montalte, French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal published the first of his Lettres provinciales, attacking the Jesuits and their use of casuistic reasoning.


Twelve nations signed the International Opium Convention, the first international drug control treaty, to regulate the production and distribution of opiates.


USS Pueblo was seized by North Korean forces, who claimed that it had violated their territorial waters while spying.


Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident: Seven people attempted to set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square on the eve of Chinese New Year, an act that many people claim was staged by the Communist Party of China to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.

Wiktionary's word of the day:

googol (num)  The number 10100; written as 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Wikiquote quote of the day:

Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us. To know men thoroughly, to judge events sanely, is, therefore, a great step towards happiness.   --Stendhal