UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 43rd day of 2013 and the 54th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who reigned over England for nine days in 1553, was beheaded.
In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in New York City.
In 1999, the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, bringing his impeachment trial to a close.
In 2008, General Motors offered buyouts to its more than 70,000 union workers after posting a $39 billion loss in 2007.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Charles Darwin (1809-1882), scientist; Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th U.S. president; Franco Zeffirelli (1923- ), director; Bill Russell (1934- ), basketball player; Judy Blume (1938- ), writer; Arsenio Hall (1956- ), actor/comedian; Josh Brolin (1968- ), actor; Darren Aronofsky (1969- ), filmmaker; Christina Ricci (1980- ), actress; Robert Griffin III (1990- ), football player.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1878, Harvard baseball player Frederick Thayer received a patent for the catcher's mask.
TODAY'S FACT: Charles Darwin replaced Charles Dickens on Britain's 10-pound note in 2000, reportedly in part because Darwin's beard would make forgery more difficult.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln
TODAY'S NUMBER: 207,000 -- workers employed worldwide by General Motors in 2012.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Feb. 10) and first quarter moon (Feb. 17).