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Today is the 46th day of 2013 and the 57th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine exploded and sank in Havana Harbor in Cuba, ultimately leading the United States to declare war on Spain.
In 1961, the U.S. figure skating team was killed in a plane crash in Belgium.
In 1972, sound recordings were granted U.S. federal copyright protection.
In 2005, the website YouTube was launched.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), scientist; Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), activist; Harold Arlen (1905-1986), songwriter; Jane Seymour (1951- ), actress; Matt Groening (1954- ), cartoonist; Chris Farley (1964-1997), comedian; Jaromir Jagr (1972- ), hockey player; Amber Riley (1986- ), singer/actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1998, after 19 losses, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his first and only Daytona 500.
TODAY'S FACT: "The Simpsons," created by Matt Groening and currently in its 24th season, is the longest-running American sitcom.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "You win some, lose some and wreck some." -- Dale Earnhardt Sr.
TODAY'S NUMBER: 12,750 -- total length, in miles, of sidewalks in New York City.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Feb. 10) and first quarter moon (Feb. 17).