UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 36th day of 2013 and the 47th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1919, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith launched United Artists.
In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced a plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 justices.
In 1988, Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega was indicted in Florida on charges of bribery and drug trafficking.
In 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of the murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers 31 years earlier, in 1963.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), politician/diplomat; Red Buttons (1919-2006), comedian; Hank Aaron (1934- ), baseball player; Christopher Guest (1948- ), actor/filmmaker; Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962- ), actress; Laura Linney (1964- ), actress; Chris Parnell (1967- ), actor; Roberto Alomar (1968- ), baseball player; Sara Evans (1971- ), singer/songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: United Artists co-founder Charlie Chaplin, who directed, produced, scored and starred in most of his own films, re-shot one scene in "City Lights," featuring his famous "Little Tramp" character, 342 times.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1972, Bob Douglas, "the Father of Black Professional Basketball," became the first African-American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." -- Adlai Stevenson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1.2 million -- stamps in Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal collection, according to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Feb. 3) and new moon (Feb. 10).