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Texas Tech University is a public research university in Lubbock,
Texas, United States. Established on February 10, 1923, and originally
known as Texas Technological College, it is the leading institution of
the Texas Tech University System and has the seventh largest student
body in the state of Texas. With 1,839 acres (7.44 km2), it has the
second largest contiguous campus in the United States and is the only
school in Texas to house an undergraduate institution, law school, and
medical school at the same location. The university offers degrees in
more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60
research centers and institutes. The Carnegie Foundation classifies
Texas Tech as having "high research activity". The Texas Tech Red
Raiders are charter members of the Big 12 Conference and compete in
Division I for all varsity sports. (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
James III of Scotland officially annexed Orkney and Shetland from
Christian I of Denmark as part of a dowry payment Christian owed after
his daughter Margaret married James.
A fissure opened in a cornfield in the Mexican state of Michoacán and
turned into the cinder cone volcano Parícutin , growing 424 m
(1,391 ft) in eight years.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast voted to secede from Azerbaijan
and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
At the age of 15, American figure skater Tara Lipinski became the
youngest gold medal winner in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.
Severe flooding and mudslides on the island of Madeira, Portugal,
killed 42 people.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
de novo (adj):
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I will, in the name of humanity which is outraged, in the name of
liberty which is fettered, in the name of the constitution and the
Bible, which are disregarded and trampled upon, dare to call in
question and to denounce, with all the emphasis I can command,
everything that serves to perpetuate slavery — the great sin and shame
of America! "I will not equivocate; I will not excuse;" I will use the
severest language I can command; and yet not one word shall escape me
that any man, whose judgement is not blinded by prejudice, or who is
not at heart a slaveholder, shall not confess to be right and just.
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