UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 71st day of 2013 and the 82nd day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi and more than 70 supporters began a 240-mile march protesting the British salt tax.
In 1947, President Harry S. Truman introduced the "Truman Doctrine," a policy that provided military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey to prevent the spread of communism.
In 2002, the U.N. Security Council approved Resolution 1397, endorsing the creation of a Palestinian state.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989), artist/critic; Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), writer; Edward Albee (1928- ), playwright; Andrew Young (1932- ) activist/politician; Liza Minnelli (1946- ), actress/singer; Mitt Romney (1947- ), politician; James Taylor (1948- ), singer/songwriter; Carl Hiaasen (1953- ), author; Darryl Strawberry (1962- ), baseball player; Aaron Eckhart (1968- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Former President Harry S. Truman was the holder of Medicare card No. 1, which President Lyndon Johnson symbolically presented to Truman on the passing of Medicare legislation in 1965.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1966, Bobby Hull scored his 51st goal, becoming the first NHL player to tally more than 50 goals in a season and leading his Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." -- Mahatma Gandhi
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2 -- Major League Baseball players ever to hit 70 or more home runs in a single season. Mark McGwire hit 70 in 1998 and Barry Bonds hit 73 in 2001.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 11) and first quarter moon (March 19).