Thierry Henry is a French football player. Renowned for his pace, goal
scoring record and ability to create assists, he plays as a striker
for the France national team and FC Barcelona. He was spotted by AS
Monaco in 1990 and signed instantly, making his professional debut in
1994. Good form led to an international call-up in 1998, after which
he signed for the Italian defending champions Juventus. He had a
disappointing season playing on the wing, before joining Arsenal for
£10.5 million in 1999. It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a
world-class footballer. Despite initially struggling in the
Premiership, he emerged as Arsenal's top goal-scorer for almost every
season. Henry spent his final two seasons with Arsenal as club
captain, leading them to the UEFA Champions League final in 2006. In
June 2007, after eight years with Arsenal, he transferred to FC
Barcelona for a fee of £16.1 million. Henry has enjoyed similar
success with the French national squad, having won the 1998 FIFA World
Cup and Euro 2000. In October 2007, he surpassed Michel Platini's
record becoming the country's top goal-scorer of all time. Given his
accomplishments, he is regarded today by many as one of the best
footballers in the world.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Charles II was crowned King of England, Ireland, and Scotland at
Irish mathematician and physicist William Rowan Hamilton presented
his Theory of Systems of Rays.
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Turkish unicameral
parliament, was founded in Ankara in the midst of the Turkish War of
Gdynia was inaugurated as a Polish seaport on the coast of Gdańsk
Bay, a southwestern bay of the Baltic Sea.
Dressed in his 1940s-vintage general's uniform, President Charles de
Gaulle delivered a televised speech calling on the military personnel
and civilians of France to oppose the Algiers putsch, a coup d'état
attempt against him.
Students protesting the Vietnam War at Columbia University in New
York City took over administration buildings and shut down the
Wiktionary's Word of the day:
shanghai: To force or trick (someone) into joining a ship which is
lacking a full crew.
Wikiquote of the day:
We all were sea-swallow'd, though some cast again: And by that
destiny, to perform an act Whereof what's past is prologue, what to
come In yours and my discharge.
-- William Shakespeare