The Three Sisters are volcanic peaks of the Cascade Volcanic Arc in
Oregon in the northwestern United States. More than 10,000 feet
(3,000 m) in elevation, they are the third-, fourth-, and fifth-highest
peaks in Oregon. They are about 10 miles (16 km) south of the nearest
town, Sisters, in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The three mountains,
particularly South Sister, are popular destinations for climbing and
scrambling. They are subject to frequent snowfall, occasional rain, and
extreme temperature variation between seasons. Although they are often
grouped together as a complex volcano, the three mountains differ in
geology and eruptive history. Neither North Sister nor Middle Sister has
erupted in the last 14,000 years. South Sister last erupted about 2,000
years ago, and there are indications it could erupt again. After
satellite imagery detected tectonic uplift near South Sister in 2000,
the United States Geological Survey improved monitoring in the immediate
Today’s selected anniversaries:
Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon king before the Norman
conquest, was crowned King of England.
German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory
of continental drift.
During his State of the Union Address, U.S. President Franklin
D. Roosevelt presented his Four Freedoms as fundamental freedoms humans
everywhere in the world ought to enjoy.
The first Asian Socialist Conference, an organisation of
socialist political parties in Asia, opened in Rangoon, Burma, with 177
delegates, observers and fraternal guests.
Two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy
Kerrigan was hit on the leg with a police baton by an assailant hired by
the ex-husband of her rival Tonya Harding.
Wiktionary’s word of the day:
(Christianity) Synonym of Epiphany (“an annual Christian feast on the
twelfth day after Christmas Day (6 January) celebrating the appearance
of Jesus Christ to the Magi”).
Wikiquote quote of the day:
There are different forms of anarchy and different currents in it.
I must, first say very simply what anarchy I have in view. By anarchy I
mean first an absolute rejection of violence. Hence I cannot accept
either nihilists or anarchists who choose violence as a means of
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