UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 64th day of 2013 and the 75th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1770, British troops fired into a crowd of Americans, killing five, in what became known as the Boston Massacre.
In 1946, Winston Churchill uses the phrase "iron curtain" in a speech at Westminster College in Missouri that is often regarded as marking the beginning of the Cold War.
In 1970, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect following ratification by 43 nations.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Rex Harrison (1908-1990), actor; James Tobin (1918-2002), economist; Dean Stockwell (1936- ), actor; Penn Jillette (1955- ), comedian/magician; Andy Gibb (1958-1988), singer; Joel Osteen (1963- ), televangelist; Kevin Connolly (1974- ), actor; Eva Mendes (1974- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: John Adams, who would later be the second U.S. president, served as the attorney for the British soldiers who took part in the Boston Massacre and successfully defended them on murder charges.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1993, Canadian Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson received a lifetime ban from competition after testing positive a second time for performance-enhancing drugs.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory ... From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent." -- Winston Churchill
TODAY'S NUMBER: 189 -- signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as of February 2013. North Korea withdrew from the treaty in January 2003; among U.N. member states, India, Israel, Pakistan and South Sudan have never signed the treaty.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 4) and new moon (March 11).