UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 79th day of 2013 and the first day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1922, the USS Langley was commissioned as the first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
In 1952, the U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty returning sovereignty to Japan.
In 1987, the FDA approved AZT, a drug shown to delay the development of AIDS and to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child during birth.
In 1995, members of the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas into the Tokyo Metro subway system, killing 13 and injuring more than 1,000.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: B.F. Skinner (1904-1990), psychologist; Sir Michael Redgrave (1908-1985), actor; Carl Reiner (1922- ), comedy writer/director/performer; Fred Rogers (1928-2003), TV personality; William Hurt (1950- ), actor; Spike Lee (1957- ), filmmaker; Holly Hunter (1958- ), actress; Kathy Ireland (1963- ), model/actress; David Thewlis (1963- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: The constitution of Japan, adopted in 1947, forbids the country from participating in wars.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1934, Mildred "Babe" Didrikson pitched one inning of exhibition baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics in a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. She allowed one walk and no hits.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading." -- B.F. Skinner
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1 -- acting credit on the resume of Fred Rogers in which the actor portrayed anyone other than the host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers portrayed a reverend on one episode of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" in 1996.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (March 19) and full moon (March 27).