Mitt Romney (born 1947) is an American businessman who was Governor of
Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and the Republican nominee for President
of the United States in the 2012 election. He was raised in Bloomfield
Hills, Michigan, by his parents Lenore and George Romney, and spent two
years in France as a Mormon missionary. He married Ann Davies in 1969,
with whom he has had five children. After studying at Brigham Young and
Harvard universities, he joined the management consultancy Bain &
Company before co-founding the spin-off investment firm Bain Capital. He
unsuccessfully ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 Massachusetts
election for Senate against Ted Kennedy. He relaunched his political
career after successfully running the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for
the 2002 Winter Olympics. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, he
helped enact state health care reform legislation, the first of its kind
in America. Romney won the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. He
was the first Mormon to be a major party presidential nominee. Romney
lost to Barack Obama by 332–206 electoral votes and by
51–47 percent of the popular vote.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ended his siege of Rome,
leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general,
American Civil War: The Union Army began the ill-fated Red
River Campaign, in which not a single objective was fully accomplished.
The Turkish Grand National Assembly adopted the İstiklâl
Marşı as the national anthem, with lyrics written by poet Mehmet Akif
Ersoy and music by Zeki Üngör.
Gandhi (pictured with Sarojini Naidu) began the Salt March, a
24-day walk to defy the British tax on salt in colonial India.
Supported by the Estonian Army, Konstantin Päts staged a coup
d'état, beginning the Era of Silence.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(informal) Become like a zombie in being listless, vacant, and
Wikiquote quote of the day:
With a mental effort, he grabbed hold of his thoughts and braked
them to a stop. There was something new here, factors he hadn't counted
on. He kept reassuring himself there was an explanation for everything,
once you had your facts straight.
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