UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 82nd day of 2013 and the fourth day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their return trip east after reaching the Pacific coast.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed the "Star Wars" plan for the development of missile-intercepting technology.
In 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which would enact sweeping health-care reform measures.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Joan Crawford (1905-1977), actress; Roger Bannister (1929- ), athlete/physician; Ric Ocasek (1949- ), musician; Ron Jaworski (1951- ), football analyst; Chaka Khan (1953- ), singer; Moses Malone (1955- ), basketball player; Jason Kidd (1973- ), basketball player; Keri Russell (1976- ), actress; Maurice Jones-Drew (1985- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: Just 46 days after Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile, John Landy beat his time by more than a second.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1994, Wayne Gretzky of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings scored the 802nd goal of his career, breaking the record then held by Gordie Howe.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same." -- Ronald Reagan
TODAY'S NUMBER: 894 -- goals scored by Wayne Gretzky during his career.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (March 19) and full moon (March 27).