UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 83rd day of 2013 and the fifth day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium.
In 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, spilling millions of gallons of oil off the coast of Alaska.
In 1999, the NATO alliance began air strikes against Yugoslavia.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937), financier; Harry Houdini (1874-1926), magician; Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (1887-1933), comedian/director; Thomas Dewey (1902-1971), politician; Steve McQueen (1930-1980), actor; Tommy Hilfiger (1951- ), fashion designer; Star Jones (1962- ), TV personality; Jim Parsons (1973- ), actor; Alyson Hannigan (1974- ), actress; Peyton Manning (1976- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1944, 76 prisoners at the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp near Sagan, Germany, began their escape. The event was later dramatized in the film "The Great Escape," starring Steve McQueen, who was born on this day in 1930.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1936, the Detroit Red Wings won the longest game in NHL history, scoring in the sixth overtime period of a playoff game to beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth." -- Steve McQueen
TODAY'S NUMBER: 18 -- inches of oil floating at the surface of parts of Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (March 19) and full moon (March 27).