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Quote of the day February 5, 2009

February 5, 2009

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Word of the Day

parvenu (PAR-vuh-noo) noun
One that has recently or suddenly risen to a higher social or economic class but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class; an upstart.

adjective
Being a parvenu; also, like or having the characteristics of a parvenu.

Random Fact

In 1917 the United States Congress passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson‘s veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.

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