The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in
Charlotte, North Carolina. Under head coach Ron Rivera, they compete in
the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the National
Football Conference (NFC) South division. Founder Jerry Richardson and
his family have a controlling interest in the club. The team plays at
Bank of America Stadium, one of the few stadiums owned by an NFL team.
The Panthers were announced as the league's 29th franchise in 1993. The
team played well in their first two years, finishing 7–9 in 1995 (an
all-time best for an NFL expansion team's first season) and 12–4 the
following year, and winning the NFC West championship. In the 2003
season they reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing to the New England
Patriots. After recording a playoff appearance in 2005, they won NFC
South division championships in the 2008, 2013 and 2014 seasons. The
next season, they defeated the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona
Cardinals to advance to Super Bowl 50, where they lost to the Denver
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Today's selected anniversaries:
English mystic Julian of Norwich recovered from a severe
illness, during which she experienced a series of intense visions of
Jesus Christ; later she described them in Revelations of Divine Love,
the first known English language book written by a woman.
Maamme (audio featured), the national anthem of Finland written
by German composer Fredrik Pacius and Finnish poet Johan Ludvig
Runeberg, was performed for the first time.
The first Giro d'Italia long distance road bicycle racing stage
race began in Italy, with Italian professional road racing cyclist Luigi
Ganna becoming the eventual winner.
Zakir Husain took office as the first elected Muslim President
Li Hongzhi introduced Falun Gong in a public lecture in
Changchun, Jilin province, China.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
Entertainment featuring competent characters carrying out difficult
tasks with great aptitude.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Occasionally, there may come a dreamer who is aware that he is
dreaming. He may control something of the dream-stuff, bending it to his
will, or he may awaken into greater self-knowledge. If he chooses the
path of self-knowledge, his glory is great and he shall be for all ages
like unto a star. If he chooses instead the way of the Tantras,
combining Samsara and Nirvana, comprehending the world and continuing to
live in it, this one is mighty among dreamers.
--Lord of Light
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