UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 58th day of 2013 and the 69th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1827, a group of costumed students paraded down the streets of New Orleans in celebration of Mardi Gras, creating the city's trademark festival.
In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting presidents to two terms.
In 1973, roughly 200 Native-American activists and members of the American Indian Movement occupied the village of Wounded Knee on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, beginning a standoff with federal marshals that lasted until May 8.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), poet; Hugo Black (1886-1971), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Marian Anderson (1897-1993), singer; John Steinbeck (1902-1968), writer; Joanne Woodward (1930- ), actress; Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), actress; Ralph Nader (1934- ), consumer activist; James Worthy (1961- ), basketball player; Tony Gonzalez (1976- ), football player; Josh Groban (1981- ), singer.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1939, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution when it barred African-American singer Marian Anderson from performing at Constitution Hall. Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial instead.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1992, 16-year-old Tiger Woods competed in the Nissan Los Angeles Open, becoming the youngest participant in a PGA event in more than 30 years.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself." -- John Steinbeck
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1,242 -- career NFL receptions by tight end Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons. Gonzalez is second on the all-time list, behind Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice (1,549).
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Feb. 25) and last quarter moon (March 4).