UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 28th day of 2013 and the 39th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1547, King Henry VIII of England died.
In 1871, France surrendered to Germany, ending the Franco-Prussian War.
In 1915, Congress passed legislation creating the U.S. Coast Guard.
In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff, killing six astronauts and Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to become the first civilian in space.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Jose Marti (1853-1895), poet/activist; Colette (1873-1954), writer; Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), artist; Alan Alda (1936- ), actor; Nicolas Sarkozy (1955- ), French president; Sarah McLachlan (1968- ), singer/songwriter; Elijah Wood (1981- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: A ranch owner in Fort Keogh, Mont., discovered the largest reported snowflake on this day in 1887. It measured 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1959, Vince Lombardi was named the Green Bay Packers' head coach and general manager.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement." -- Jackson Pollock
TODAY'S NUMBER: 20,500 -- estimated number of genes in the human genome, revised from estimates of as many as 140,000 in 2001.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Jan. 26) and last quarter moon (Feb. 3).