UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 29th day of 2013 and the 40th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1861, Kansas was admitted into the Union as the 34th state.
In 1891, Queen Liliuokalani inherited the throne from her brother, Kalakaua, becoming the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands.
In 1984, Ronald Reagan announced that he would run for a second term as U.S. president.
In 2002, President George W. Bush described Iran, Iraq and North Korea as part of an "axis of evil" in his State of the Union address.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Thomas Paine (1737-1809), patriot/philosopher; William McKinley (1843-1901), U.S. president; Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), writer; W.C. Fields (1880-1946), comedian; Tom Selleck (1945- ), actor; Oprah Winfrey (1954- ), TV personality; Heather Graham (1970- ), actress; Adam Lambert (1982- ), singer.
TODAY'S FACT: Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven" was first published in the New York Evening Mirror on this day in 1845. Poe was paid $15.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1995, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX, becoming the first NFL team to win five Super Bowls.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." -- W.C. Fields
TODAY'S NUMBER: 6 -- record number of Super Bowl wins for a franchise, held by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Jan. 26) and last quarter moon (Feb. 3).