Henrik Sedin and his identical twin brother Daniel Sedin (born 1980) are
Swedish professional ice hockey players with the Vancouver Canucks of
the National Hockey League (NHL). Henrik (pictured rear) is the team's
captain and all-time leading scorer, and Daniel (pictured front) serves
as alternate captain in home games. Having played together throughout
their careers, the pair are known for their effectiveness playing off
one another. They began their professional careers in the Swedish Elite
League with Modo Hockey in 1997 and were joint recipients of the
1999 Golden Puck as Swedish player of the year. Daniel was selected
second overall by the Canucks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, and Henrik
was picked third. Henrik was the team's leading points scorer from
2007–08 to 2009–10, and in 2009–10, he won the Hart Memorial and
Art Ross Trophies as the NHL's most valuable player and leading point-
scorer, respectively. Daniel won the Art Ross Trophy the following
season. They were co-recipients of the Victoria Stipendium as Swedish
athletes of the year in 2011. Internationally, they have helped Sweden
to victory at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2013 World
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Sedin>
Today's selected anniversaries:
William II (pictured), son of William the Conqueror, was
crowned King of England.
Pope Alexander VI issued the papal bull Dudum siquidem, the
last of the Bulls of Donation, marking the beginning of the Spanish
colonization of the Americas.
As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrendered to the FBI, he
supposedly shouted out, "Don't shoot, G-Men ('government men')!",
became a nickname for FBI agents.
The Holocaust: Nazi official August Frank issued a memorandum
containing a great deal of operational detail in how Jews should be
Soviet Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov averted a possible
worldwide nuclear war by deliberately certifying what otherwise appeared
to be an impending attack by the United States as a false alarm.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Lifeless, not or no longer living.
2. Spiritless, dispirited.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If we all were judged according to the consequences Of all our
words and deeds, beyond the intention And beyond our limited
understanding Of ourselves and others, we should all be condemned.
--T. S. Eliot
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