UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 48th day of 2013 and the 59th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives resolved an electoral tie by electing Thomas Jefferson president and his opponent, Aaron Burr, vice president.
In 1934, the Blaine Act ended Prohibition in the United States.
In 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov defeated the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in the final game of a six-game match in Philadelphia. Kasparov won the match by a final score of 4-2.
TODAY'S HISTORY: Hal Holbrook (1925- ), actor; Jim Brown (1936- ), football player; Rene Russo (1954- ), actress; Larry the Cable Guy (1963- ), comedian; Michael Jordan (1963- ), basketball player; Michael Bay (1965- ), filmmaker; Billie Joe Armstrong (1972- ), musician; Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981- ), actor; Paris Hilton (1981- ), socialite.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1943, Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was released on medical discharge in September 1945 due to chronic stomach ulcers.
TODAY'S FACT: The House of Representatives conducted 36 votes (one tie, 35 indecisive) before Thomas Jefferson was chosen as president over Aaron Burr.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." -- Thomas Jefferson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 29 million -- certified album sales for "Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" (released on this date in 1976), the first album certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
TODAY'S MOON: First quarter moon (Feb. 17).