UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 80th day of 2013 and the second day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1790, Thomas Jefferson assumed his duties as the first U.S. secretary of state.
In 1963, the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay was closed down.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter announced that the United States would boycott the Moscow Olympic Games.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Benito Juarez (1806-1872), Mexican president; Florenz Ziegfeld (1867-1932), theater producer; Timothy Dalton (1946- ), actor; Gary Oldman (1958- ), actor; Matthew Broderick (1962- ), actor; Rosie O'Donnell (1962- ), comedian/actress; Ronaldinho (1980- ), soccer player; Adrian Peterson (1985- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: The average movie ticket price in 1975 was $2.05. By 2012, the average ticket cost was $7.96.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1989, an investigative report by Sports Illustrated revealed evidence that Major League Baseball player-manager Pete Rose had illegal gambled on baseball games.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace." -- Benito Juarez
TODAY'S NUMBER: 14 -- attempted escapes, involving 36 inmates, from Alcatraz Prison over the 29 years that the prison operated. None was believed to have been successful.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (March 19) and full moon (March 27).