UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
(DEAR SUBSCRIBERS: Effective January 21, 2013, the name of this column has been changed to "Universal Uclick Almanac.")
Today is the 26th day of 2013 and the 37th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1802, Congress passed a bill that established the position of Librarian of Congress.
In 1950, the Indian Constitution went into effect, marking the birth of the Republic of India.
In 2005, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), military leader; Maria von Trapp (1905-1987), matriarch of singing family/memoirist; Paul Newman (1925-2008), actor; Jules Feiffer (1929- ), cartoonist/writer; Ellen DeGeneres (1958- ), TV personality; Wayne Gretzky (1961- ), hockey player.
TODAY'S FACT: The first Library of Congress burned (along with the rest of the Capitol building) in 1814 and its 3,000 books were destroyed. The library was rebuilt in part through the purchase of President Thomas Jefferson's personal library of 6,487 books in 1815.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1986, Chicago crushed New England 46-10 in Super Bowl XX, as the Bears' renowned defense held the Patriots to seven yards rushing.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens." -- Maria von Trapp
TODAY'S NUMBER: 67 -- U.S. secretaries of state who have served since 1790. Six went on to become president.
TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (Jan. 26).