UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 51st day of 2013 and the 62nd day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1839, Congress passed legislation prohibiting dueling in the District of Columbia.
In 1962, astronaut John Glenn made three orbits of the Earth aboard the Mercury program's Friendship 7 spacecraft.
In 1986, the Soviet Union launched the core module of the Mir space station.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Ansel Adams (1902-1984), photographer; Sidney Poitier (1927- ), actor; Charles Barkley (1963- ), basketball player/broadcaster; Cindy Crawford (1966- ), fashion model; Kurt Cobain (1967-1994), musician; Justin Verlander (1983- ), baseball player; Rihanna (1988- ), singer.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1998, 15-year-old Tara Lipinski became the youngest woman in history to win a figure skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics held in Nagano, Japan.
TODAY'S FACT: More NASA astronauts (24 men and women, as of 2013) are from Ohio than any other state.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration." -- Ansel Adams
TODAY'S NUMBER: 10,506 -- duration (in hours) of the longest single human spaceflight, by Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov from January 1994 to March 1995. Polyakov spent 437 days aboard the Mir space station.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Feb. 17) and full moon (Feb. 25).