[Daily article] February 21: Anarky

Anarky is a fictional character in comic books published by DC Comics.
Co-created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle, he first appeared in
Detective Comics No. 608 (November 1989), as an adversary of Batman. A
former child prodigy driven to overthrow governments to improve social
conditions, he has espoused environmentalism, antimilitarism, economic
equality, and especially anti-statism. Anarky was used as a sporadically
recurring character throughout the early 1990s, following a positive
reception by readers, and experienced a brief surge in media exposure
during the late 1990s. The 1997 spin-off series Anarky generated
positive reviews. In 2008, he reappeared in an issue of Robin, and then
became a recurring character in issues of Red Robin, authored by Fabian
Nicieza, until the series was cancelled in 2011. Since 2013 Anarky has
been featured more heavily in media adaptations of DC Comics properties,
across multiple platforms. He made his live action debut in 2015 in
Arrow, a television series based on the Green Arrow character, where he
was portrayed by Alexander Calvert, once again as a villain.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:


Led by the Ethiopian Emperor Galawdewos, the combined army of
Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeated a Muslim army led by Imam Ahmad
ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi.


Built by Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick, the first self-
propelled steam locomotive first ran in Wales.


Bavarian socialist Kurt Eisner, who had organized the German
Revolution that overthrew the Wittelsbach monarchy and established
Bavaria as a republic, was assassinated.


British artist Gerald Holtom designed a logo for the Campaign
for Nuclear Disarmament that became internationally recognised as the
peace sign.


After accidentally having strayed into Israeli airspace, Libyan
Arab Airlines Flight 114 was shot down by two Israeli fighter aircraft.

Wiktionary’s word of the day:

1. Of, or having, a single legislative chamber.
2. (linguistics, of a script) Making no distinction between upper and lower
case, but rather having only one case.

Wikiquote quote of the day:

  Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting
ourselves. I know many of you have struggled with this. I draw upon your
strength and your support, and have, in ways you will never know. I’m
here today because I am gay. And because… maybe I can make a
difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time.
Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social
responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because I am tired of hiding
and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was
scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my
relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you,
on the other side of all that pain.  
–Ellen Page

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