UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 39th day of 2013 and the 50th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded.
In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.
In 1915, D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" premiered in Los Angeles with the title "The Clansman."
In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 into law, leading to a drastic overhaul of U.S. media regulations.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), U.S. general; Jules Verne (1828-1905), writer; Lana Turner (1921-1995), actress; Jack Lemmon (1925-2001), actor; James Dean (1931-1955), actor; Nick Nolte (1941- ), actor; John Grisham (1955- ), writer; Gary Coleman (1968-2010), actor; Seth Green (1974- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: The first movie ever to be screened privately at the White House was "The Birth of a Nation," which Woodrow Wilson viewed in 1915.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1998, Finland beat Sweden 6-0 in the first women's Olympic ice hockey game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones." -- Jules Verne
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2.84 million -- youth membership of the Boy Scouts of America in 2011.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Feb. 3) and new moon (Feb. 10).