[Daily article] January 10: Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan (born 10 January 1974) is an Indian Bollywood actor. His
first leading role was in his father Rakesh’s Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
(2000), a box-office success that earned him several awards. After a
series of unsuccessful films, he starred in the 2003 science fiction
film Koi… Mil Gaya, which proved a turning point in his career; he
also appeared in its highly successful sequels: Krrish (2006) and Krrish
3 (2013). Roshan earned widespread praise for his roles in Dhoom 2
(2006), Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and Guzaarish (2010). Further success came
with the 2011 drama Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the 2012 revenge film
Agneepath, and Bang Bang!, a 2014 action comedy. One of the highest-paid
actors in India, he has won many awards, including six Filmfares. He has
also performed on stage, launched his own clothing line and debuted on
television with Just Dance (2011). As a judge on the show, he became the
highest-paid film star on Indian television. Roshan was married for
fourteen years to Sussanne Khan, with whom he has two children.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:

1475:

Moldavian–Ottoman Wars: Moldavian forces under Stephen the
Great defeated an Ottoman attack led by Hadân Suleiman Pasha, the
Beylerbeyi of Rumelia, near Vaslui in present-day Romania.

1812:

New Orleans, the first steamship on the Mississippi River,
arrived in its namesake city, to complete its maiden voyage

1929:

The Adventures of Tintin, a series of popular comic books
created by Belgian artist Hergé, first appeared in a children’s
supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle.

1966:

India and Pakistan signed the Tashkent Declaration to end the
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

1993:

The Braer Storm, the strongest extratropical cyclone ever
recorded in the North Atlantic, reached its peak intensity.

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Wiktionary’s word of the day:

spendthrift:
1. Improvident, profligate, or wasteful.
2. Extravagant or lavish.

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Wikiquote quote of the day:

  There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance
and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development
of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.  
–John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

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