UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 52nd day of 2013 and the 63rd day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published "The Communist Manifesto."
In 1925, the first issue of The New Yorker was published.
In 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City.
In 1972, Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit China while in office.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Leo Delibes (1836-1891), composer; Anais Nin (1903-1977), writer; Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984), film director; Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), humorist; Alan Rickman (1946- ), actor; William Petersen (1953- ), actor; Kelsey Grammer (1955- ), actor; Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979- ), actress; Ellen Page (1987- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1948, race car driver Bill France and various members of the auto racing community formed the National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR).
TODAY'S QUOTE: "If you have no critics, you'll likely have no success." -- Malcolm X
TODAY'S FACT: Chemnitz, East Germany, changed its name to Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1953. After East and West Germany reunited in 1990, the name was changed back following a referendum.
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1 -- presidents since Richard Nixon who have not visited China. Jimmy Carter normalized relations with the People's Republic of China in 1979 but never made an official visit to the country.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Feb. 17) and full moon (Feb. 25).