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It's Washington's Birthday - What about Lincoln?
It's Washington's Birthday - What about Lincoln?

Feb. 17, 2020 - Two of the nation's most revered presidents share February as their birth month - George Washington, the nation's first president and Abraham Lincoln, the nation's sixteenth president.

Word of the Day
irrevocably: adverb;not able to return to an original state or condition, permanently; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of February 17

petulant: adjective; rebellious, not agreeable or easy to work with;
Hubble Telescope reveals chemistry and fireworks of double-star

undeniable: adjective; cannot be denied or acknowledged;
WWII hero honored on MLK Day

unonditional: adjective; without any conditions, requirements, rules;
Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary

Today In History

February 18

1968: Molly Ringwald, actress who appeared in The Breakfast Club, was born in Roseville, California.

1957: Vanna White, TV personality on Wheel of Fortune, was born in Conway, South Carolina.

1892: Wendall Willkie, presidential nominee of the Republican Party in 1940, was born in Elwood, Indiana. He lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR).

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