Emma Watson (born 1990) is a French-born British actress who rose to
prominence playing Hermione Granger, one of three starring roles in the
Harry Potter film series. Watson was cast as Hermione at the age of
nine, having previously only acted in school plays. From 2001 to 2007,
she starred in five Harry Potter film installments alongside Daniel
Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. She will return for the final two
installments: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due to be
released in 2009, and the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows. Watson's work in the Harry Potter series has earned her
several awards and more than £10 million. In 2007, she announced her
involvement in two non-Harry Potter productions: the
made-for-television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes and an
animated film, The Tale of Despereaux. Ballet Shoes was broadcast on
December 26, 2007, to an audience of 5.2 million and The Tale of
Despereaux, based on the book by Kate DiCamillo, was released in 2008.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Yamasee War between colonial South Carolina and various Native
American Indian tribes began.
A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson was first
published, becoming one of the most influential dictionaries in the
history of the English language.
The passenger liner RMS Titanic sank about two hours and forty minutes
after colliding with an iceberg , killing over 1,500 people.
Jackie Robinson, the first African American to break the baseball color
line, played his first game in Major League Baseball.
U.S. armed forces began bombing Libya to try to reduce that country's
ability to support international terrorism.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
uilleann pipes (n):
The bagpipes of Ireland, which have a bellows strapped around the wrist
and arm to inflate the bag rather than the player blowing to do so
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense
sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads
suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne
particle in its tissue. It is the very atmosphere of the mind; and when
the mind is imaginative — much more when it happens to be that of a man
of genius — it takes to itself the faintest hints of life, it converts
the very pulses of the air into revelations.
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