UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 69th day of 2013 and the 80th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1862, the U.S. Treasury issued its first paper money.
In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed Ulysses S. Grant's commission to command the U.S. Army.
In 1971, the U.S. Senate passed the 26th Amendment, lowering the minimum voting age to 18.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908), violinist/composer; Albert Fraenkel (1848-1916), physician; Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), playwright/politician; Chuck Norris (1940- ), actor; Jim Valvano (1946-1993), basketball coach; Sharon Stone (1958- ), actress; Rick Rubin (1963- ), record producer; Rod Woodson (1965- ), football player; Jon Hamm (1971- ), actor; Carrie Underwood (1983- ), singer.
TODAY'S FACT: The first paper money to circulate in the United States was issued in 1690 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1995, retired basketball superstar Michael Jordan announced his retirement from baseball after a single season in the minor leagues. Jordan played his comeback game with the NBA's Chicago Bulls nine days later.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul." -- Jim Valvano
TODAY'S NUMBER: 129.1 million -- Americans who voted in the 2012 presidential election.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 4) and new moon (March 11).