Today is the 246th day of 2022 and the 75th day of summer.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Malcolm Gladwell (1963- ), journalist/author; Charlie Sheen (1965- ), actor; Jevon Kearse (1976- ), football player; Jennie Finch (1980- ), softball player; Shaun White (1986- ), snowboarder/skateboarder.
TODAY’S FACT: Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the automobile company of the same name, designed the first hybrid gasoline-electric car. Known as the Lohner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid, the car went into production in 1900.
TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1950, Guiseppe “Nino” Farina won the Italian Grand Prix to become the first Formula One World Drivers champion.
TODAY’S QUOTE: “We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for.” -- Malcolm Gladwell, “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”
TODAY’S NUMBER: 4,435 -- U.S. service members killed in battle during the Revolutionary War, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
TODAY’S MOON: First quarter moon (Sept. 3).
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