Julia Stiles is an American stage and screen actress, hailed as "the
thinking teenagers' movie goddess" by a New York Times critic. After
beginning her theater career in small parts, she has moved on to
leading roles in plays by writers as diverse as William Shakespeare
and David Mamet; her film career has been both a commercial and
critical success, ranging from teen romantic comedies such as 10
Things I Hate About You (1999) to dark art house pictures such as The
Business of Strangers (2001). When Stiles isn't working she actively
supports a variety of progressive and liberal issues.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León first sighted Florida while
searching for the Fountain of Youth in the New World.
The United States Navy was established.
Nikita Khrushchev became Premier of the Soviet Union.
The Good Friday Earthquake struck Prince William Sound off the coast
of Alaska at a magnitude of 9.2, with subsequent tsunamis reaching as
far as California and Hawaii.
Two Boeing 747 airliners collided in the Tenerife disaster on Tenerife
of the Canary Islands, killing 583 people in one of the worst aircraft
accidents in aviation history.
Wikiquote of the day:
"Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are
plain in the sight of Heaven. For nothing hidden will not become
manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered." --
Yeshua (Jesus Christ)