The 2005 Texas Longhorns football team represented The University of
Texas at Austin during the college football season of 2005–2006,
winning the Big 12 Conference Championship and the national
championship. The team was coached by Mack Brown, led on offense by
quarterback Vince Young, and played its home games at Darrell K Royal –
Texas Memorial Stadium. The team's penultimate game, the 2005 Big 12
Championship Game, was won by the largest margin of victory in Big 12
Championship Game history. Texas finished the season by winning the
2006 Rose Bowl against the University of Southern California Trojans
for the national championship. Numerous publications have cited this
victory and this team's season as standing among the greatest
performances in college football history. The Longhorns finished as the
only unbeaten team in NCAA Division I-A football that year, with
thirteen wins and zero losses.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Final War of the Roman Republic: Troops supporting Octavian defeated
the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the naval Battle of Actium
on the Ionian Sea near Actium in Greece.
A large fire began on London's Pudding Lane and burned the city for
three days , destroying St Paul's Cathedral and the homes of 70,000 of
the city's 80,000 inhabitants.
U.S. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt first uttered the famous phrase
"speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair,
describing his philosophy of negotiating peacefully while
simultaneously threatening to use military force.
President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam became the first foreign head
of state to make a state visit to Australia.
The small country of Transnistria unilaterally declared its
independence from what was then the Moldavian SSR of the Soviet Union,
but independence has only been recognized by Abkhazia and South
Ossetia, who are also partially recognised states.
Swissair Flight 111, en route from New York City to Geneva, crashed
into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 229 people on board.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. To bind with a flexible rope or cord.
2. To encircle with, or as if with, a belt
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If thinking men are few, they are for that reason all the more
powerful. Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may
be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light
and a power.
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