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  • Gustave Flaubert
    Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Discuss

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This Day in History

This Day in History
  • 2008 Summer Olympics Begin in Beijing, China (2008)
    At 8:08 PM on 8-8-08, the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics began. Held in the new Beijing National Stadium—nicknamed "the Bird's Nest"—it marked China's first time hosting the Olympics. The nearly four-hour event, which showcased Chinese culture, was a popular and logistical success, and the games became one of the most-watched TV events in history. However, in the international torch relay before the opening ceremony, protests in what city caused the Olympic torch to be extinguished? Discuss