Paige Bueckers (born 2001) is an American college basketball player for
the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies in the NCAA Division I. A
5-foot-11-inch (1.80 m) point guard, she became the first freshman to
win a major national college player of the year award. She led UConn to
the Final Four as a freshman and to the national championship game as a
sophomore. Bueckers played varsity basketball for Hopkins High School in
Minnetonka, Minnesota, from eighth grade and helped the team win the
state title as a junior. She was considered the number one high school
player in her class by ESPN, earned national high school player of the
year honors in her senior season and graduated from Hopkins as one of
Minnesota's most distinguished high school players. A three-time gold
medalist for the United States in youth basketball, Bueckers was named
Most Valuable Player of the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, and USA
Basketball Female Athlete of the Year in the same year.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police,
French police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé was released on the order
of William I, the German Emperor, defusing a possible war.
Flying from London to Manchester, French aviator Louis Paulhan
won the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.
Japan and the Republic of China signed the Treaty of Taipei to
officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, seven years after fighting
in that conflict ended due to World War II.
The West German news magazine Stern published excerpts from
what purported to be the diaries of Adolf Hitler, which were
subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (uncountable) Generosity; also (countable) an act of generosity.
2. (countable) Something given liberally; a gift.
3. (countable) A reward for some specific act, especially one given by
an authority or a government.
4. (specifically) A monetary reward for capturing (or, in the past,
killing) a person accused or convicted of a crime and who is at large;
also, a similar reward for capturing or killing an animal which is
dangerous or causing a nuisance.
5. (military, historical) Money paid to a person when becoming a member
of the armed forces, or as a reward for some service therein.
6. (countable, figuratively) An abundance or wealth.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Russia’s invasion is indefensible. And so are Russian
atrocities. We all start today from a position of moral clarity. Russia
is waging a war of choice to indulge the ambitions of one man. Ukraine
is fighting a war of necessity to defend its democracy, its sovereignty,
and its citizens. But the stakes stretch beyond Ukraine — and even
beyond Europe. Russia’s invasion is baseless, reckless, and lawless.
It is an affront to the rules-based international order. It is a
challenge to free people everywhere. As we see this morning, nations of
goodwill from around the world stand united in our resolve to support
Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s imperial aggression. And
that’s the way it should be.
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