UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 54th day of 2013 and the 65th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1778, Baron von Steuben joined the U.S. encampment at Valley Forge.
In 1945, American Marines raised the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima.
In 1954, the first mass vaccination of children against polio began in Pittsburgh.
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush announced the beginning of an allied ground offensive in Iraq.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), diarist/British naval official; George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), composer; W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), author/activist; Peter Fonda (1940- ), actor; Emily Blunt (1983- ), actress; Dakota Fanning (1994- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1988, the city of Chicago gave the Cubs baseball team permission to install lights at Wrigley Field and begin hosting night games.
TODAY'S FACT: A group of buzzards is called a "wake." A group of finches is called a "charm."
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Children learn more from what you are than what you teach." -- W.E.B. Du Bois
TODAY'S NUMBER: 6,825 -- American soldiers who died taking Iwo Jima in 1945.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Feb. 17) and full moon (Feb. 25).