UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 45th day of 2013 and the 56th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1899, Congress passed legislation authorizing states to use voting machines in federal elections.
In 1912, Arizona entered the Union as the 48th state.
In 1929, seven mob associates were shot and killed in a Chicago garage in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
In 2003, Dolly the sheep was euthanized at the age of 6. Dolly was the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Jack Benny (1894-1974), comedian; Mel Allen (1913-1996), sports broadcaster; Jimmy Hoffa (1913-1975), labor leader; Florence Henderson (1934- ), actress; Michael Bloomberg (1942- ), New York City mayor; Gregory Hines (1946- ), dancer/actor; Meg Tilly (1960- ), actress; Simon Pegg (1970- ), actor/comedian; Rob Thomas (1972- ), musician; Steve McNair (1973-2009), football player.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1988, Bobby Allison became the oldest driver (age 50) to win the Daytona 500, while his son Davey finished second. It was the race's first 1-2 father-son finish.
TODAY'S FACT: Following her death, Dolly the cloned sheep was preserved by taxidermists and is now on display at the National Museum of Scotland.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air." -- Jack Benny
TODAY'S NUMBER: $5 -- Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster Mel Allen's per game salary when he became the New York Yankees' radio announcer in 1935.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Feb. 10) and first quarter moon (Feb. 17).