Planet of the Apes is an American science-fiction media franchise
consisting of films, books, television series, comics, and other media
about a world in which humans and intelligent apes clash for control.
Based on French author Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel La Planète des
singes, its 1968 film adaptation, Planet of the Apes, was a critical and
commercial hit. From 1970 to 1973 four sequels followed the original
film: Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the
Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of
the Apes. They did not approach the critical acclaim of the original,
but were commercially successful, spawning two television series in 1974
and 1975. Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes film was released in 2001. A
reboot film series began in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes,
which was followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014 and War for
the Planet of the Apes in 2017. The films have grossed over $2 billion
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Cochinchina campaign: French Navy forces captured the Citadel
of Saigon (ruins pictured), defended by 1,000 Vietnamese soldiers of the
The Armory Show, the first large modern-art exhibition in the
United States, opened at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City.
The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a
bomb at the La Mon restaurant near Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing
twelve people and injuring thirty others.
Arab Spring: Bahraini security forces killed four protesters in
a pre-dawn raid at the Pearl Roundabout in Manama, while a "Day of Rage"
took place in Libya with nationwide protests against Muammar Gaddafi's
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A person who is interested in an activity or a subject as a hobby.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The people in the government who were voted into power are lying
to us. And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice — and our
parents — to call BS. Companies trying to make caricatures of the
teenagers these days, saying that all we are self-involved and trend-
obsessed and they hush us into submission when our message doesn't reach
the ears of the nation, we are prepared to call BS. Politicians who sit
in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us
nothing could have been done to prevent this, we call BS. They say
tougher guns laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS. They say a
good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS. They say
guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call
BS. They say no laws could have prevented the hundreds of senseless
tragedies that have occurred. We call BS. That us kids don't know what
we're talking about, that we're too young to understand how the
government works. We call BS. If you agree, register to vote. Contact
your local congresspeople. Give them a piece of your mind.
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