UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 72nd day of 2013 and the 83rd day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1781, German-born astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.
In 1865, the Confederacy approved the use of slave troops against the Union armies.
In 1925, a law prohibiting the teaching of evolution went into effect in Tennessee.
In 1942, the U.S. Army began training dogs for the newly launched War Dog Program, also known as the K-9 Corps.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Percival Lowell (1855-1916), astronomer; Walter Annenberg (1908-2002), publisher/philanthropist; L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), author/Church of Scientology founder; Neil Sedaka (1939- ), singer; William H. Macy (1950- ), actor; Dana Delany (1956- ), actress; Johan Santana (1979- ), baseball player; Emile Hirsch (1985- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Uranus has 27 known moons, all named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1915, Brooklyn Robins manager Wilbert Robinson became the victim of a prank when he attempted to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane during spring training in Daytona Beach, Fla. Robinson's players convinced the pilot to drop a grapefruit instead, which exploded on impact with Robinson's glove.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way around." -- Walter Annenberg
TODAY'S NUMBER: 14.5 -- length in miles of the undersea portion of the Seikan Tunnel in Japan, the longest and deepest operational rail tunnel in the world, which opened this day in 1988.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 11) and first quarter moon (March 19).