UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
(DEAR SUBSCRIBERS: Effective January 21, 2013, the name of this column has been changed to "Universal Uclick Almanac.")
Today is the 23rd day of 2013 and the 34th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1845, Congress designated that all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
In 1922, in Toronto, insulin was first injected into a human patient with diabetes.
In 2005, Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as president of the Ukraine, only four months after becoming seriously ill as a result of dioxin poisoning.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Stendhal (1783-1842), novelist; Edouard Manet (1832-1883), artist; Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), film director; Ernie Kovacs (1919-1962), comedian; Chita Rivera (1933- ), actress/dancer; Rutger Hauer (1944- ), actor; Princess Caroline of Monaco (1957- ); Mariska Hargitay (1964- ), actress; Tiffani Thiessen (1974- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Chita Rivera was the first Hispanic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honors Award. She has also received two Tony Awards for her work in musical theater.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1944, the Detroit Red Wings set a record for the most one-sided hockey game by beating the New York Rangers 15-0.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2.97 million -- highest recorded mileage for a car, a 1966 Volvo P1800-S owned by retired science teacher Irv Gordon of Long Island, N.Y.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Jan. 18) and full moon (Jan. 26).