UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
(DEAR SUBSCRIBERS: Effective January 21, 2013, the name of this column has been changed to "Universal Uclick Almanac.")
Today is the 27th day of 2013 and the 38th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1924, the body of Vladimir Lenin was placed in a tomb in Moscow's Red Square.
In 1944, the German siege of Leningrad ended after 871 days.
In 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee died in a cabin fire during a launchpad test of the Apollo 1 command module.
In 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris by delegations representing the United States, North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), composer; Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), writer; Donna Reed (1921-1986), actress; Mordechai Richler (1931-2001), novelist; Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948- ), dancer; John G. Roberts Jr. (1955- ), Chief Justice of the United States; Keith Olbermann (1959- ), TV personality; Bridget Fonda (1964- ), actress; Alan Cumming (1965- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: The U.S. Supreme Court decided 75 cases during the 2011-2012 term. Fifteen were 5-4 decisions.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1991, the New York Giants won Super Bowl XXV, defeating the Buffalo Bills 20-19 when Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds. The loss was the first of four consecutive Super Bowl losses for the Bills.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way -- the way God intended it to be -- by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space." -- Roger B. Chaffee
TODAY'S NUMBER: 91.5 million -- estimated population of Vietnam in mid-2012.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Jan. 26) and last quarter moon (Feb. 3).