Dawson's Creek is an hour-long American television drama aimed at and
mostly about teenagers, which aired from 1998 to 2003. The show is
semi-autobiographical, based on the small-town childhood of creator
Kevin Williamson, writer of the slasher film Scream: Dawson Leery, the
lead character, shares Williamson's interests and background. The show
was set in a small Massachusetts seaside town and focused on four
friends who began their sophomore year of high school as the show
began. The program, part of a craze for teen-themed movies and
television shows in America in the late 1990s, made stars of its leads
and was a defining show for its network, The WB. It was the first
series bold enough to pick up the mantle of Beverly Hills, 90210 and
an inspiration for many variations on the teenage angst theme,
including The O.C. on Fox."
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen,
Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great were decisively defeated in
the Battle of Lipany, effectively ending the Hussite Wars in Bohemia.
Henry VIII of England married Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his
first two queen consorts.
The first Indianapolis 500 open-wheel automobile race was held at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.
Chief Emeka Ojukwu took office as the first President of Biafra, a
secessionist state in southeastern Nigeria.
Wikiquote of the day:
"The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural
laws because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because
they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will
whatever, divine or human, collective or individual." -- Mikhail