The Marsi were an ancient people of Italy who lived in the hilly central region now known as Marsica. Although they aided Rome in its wars, they were denied the privileges of Roman citizenship. With other Roman allies, they organized a confederacy and began an uprising for independence in 90 BCE. Called the Social War, the conflict is also known as the Marsic War due to the prominence of the Marsian rebels. What happened after the rebels won victories over Roman armies in the north and south?
Back in the day
Matthew Drudge is the proprietor of the popular Drudge Report website that gained notoriety after breaking a series of news reports ahead of the mainstream media. He won fame for his coverage of the Monica Lewinsky affair, a scandal that led to the impeachment of US President Bill Clinton. He was inspired to start his news site after becoming privy to insider gossip at CBS studios while working as its gift-shop manager. What crime was Drudge arrested for when he was just 15 years old?
Born on a day like today
Ali is considered by some to be the greatest heavyweight boxer—and perhaps the greatest athlete—of all time. With his highly unorthodox style of carrying his hands low at his sides, he won the World Heavyweight title a record 3 times and beat the best fighters of his generation. He stirred up controversy and was stripped of his title after refusing to serve in Vietnam, but he remained a hero to millions for his courage and moral conviction. How many of his 56 professional wins were knockouts?