Lady Gaga (born March 28, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, and
actress. She rose to prominence in 2008 with her debut album The Fame
and its singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. Her EP The Fame Monster
followed the next year, and featured the successful singles “Bad
Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”. The title track from her second
album Born This Way (2011) became the fastest selling song on iTunes at
the time of its release. With this as well as Artpop (2013), Cheek to
Cheek (2014), and Joanne (2016), Gaga became the first woman to have
four albums reach number one on the US Billboard 200 during the 2010s.
In television, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her
work in American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016). Gaga is known for
her unconventionality, provocative work, and experimentation with her
appearance and image. She supports a variety of activist causes, and
created the Born This Way Foundation to empower youth and combat
Today’s selected anniversaries:
Praetorian Guards assassinated Roman emperor Pertinax and sold
the Imperial office in an auction to Didius Julianus.
War of 1812: Off the coast of Valparaíso, Chile, two Royal
Navy ships easily captured two American ones.
After an on-board fire that may have been the first incident of
airliner sabotage, the Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool broke
apart in mid-air, killing fifteen people.
Second World War: In occupied France, British naval forces
successfully disabled the key port of Saint-Nazaire (HMS Campbeltown
Invasion of Iraq: In a friendly fire incident, two members of
the United States Air Force attacked the United Kingdom’s Blues and
Royals regiment, killing one soldier and injuring five.
Wiktionary’s word of the day:
Someone who constantly brags or boasts.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee: All things
pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He
who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.
–Teresa of Ávila
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