UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 40th day of 2013 and the 51st day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.
In 1964, the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1994, Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), ninth U.S. president; Ronald Colman (1891-1958), actor; Brendan Behan (1923-1964), playwright; Roger Mudd (1928- ), TV journalist; Joe Pesci (1943- ), actor; Alice Walker (1944- ), writer; Mia Farrow (1945- ), actress; Charlie Day (1976- ), actor; Tom Hiddleston (1981- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Some 45.3 percent of all U.S. television-owning households tuned in to see the Beatles' TV debut in America on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It was then the highest-rated TV telecast and is still the 26th highest of all time.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige became the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary." -- Brendan Behan
TODAY'S NUMBER: 250 -- length (in feet) of Henry Ford's first automobile assembly line.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Feb. 3) and new moon (Feb. 10).