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  • August 23
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    vertiginous suh-PLANT adjective; Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 23, 1973: A bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, goes wrong, turning into a six-day hostage crisis. During the ordeal the victims begin to identify with their captors, even defending them after being released. Psychologists dub this reaction the “Stockholm Syndrome.”
    Number to Know
    4: The number of hostages taken in the botched Swedish bank robbery that gave birth to the term “Stockholm Syndrome.”
    Website of the Day: What causes Stockholm Syndrome?
    A look at the psychological condition of a victim identifying with their captor.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger, American motivational speaker and former football player at the University of Notre Dame; inspiration for the film “Rudy,” 66.
    Daily Quote
    “You’ve got to go through the journey” — Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger
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