August 23
Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day
vertiginous suh-PLANT adjective; Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy. —

This Day in History
Aug. 23, 1973: A bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, goes wrong, turning into a six-day hostage crisis. During the ordeal the victims begin to identify with their captors, even defending them after being released. Psychologists dub this reaction the “Stockholm Syndrome.”

Number to Know
4: The number of hostages taken in the botched Swedish bank robbery that gave birth to the term “Stockholm Syndrome.”

Website of the Day: What causes Stockholm Syndrome?
A look at the psychological condition of a victim identifying with their captor.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger, American motivational speaker and former football player at the University of Notre Dame; inspiration for the film “Rudy,” 66.

Daily Quote
“You’ve got to go through the journey” — Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger