UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 91st day of 2013 and the 13th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1945, Operation Iceberg began as U.S. troops landed on the Japanese island of Okinawa.
In 1960, TIROS-1, the first weather satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, which required the surgeon general's warning on tobacco products and banned cigarette ads on radio and TV.
In 2011, a mob protesting the burning of the Quran attacked the United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, causing the deaths of 13 people.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), German political leader; Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), playwright; Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), composer; Milan Kundera (1929- ), writer; Debbie Reynolds (1932- ), actress; Ali MacGraw (1938- ), actress; Samuel Alito (1950- ), Supreme Court justice; Rachel Maddow (1973- ), TV personality; Brook and Robin Lopez (1988- ), basketball players.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1985, the eighth-seeded Villanova Wildcats pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, defeating the top-seeded and heavily favored Georgetown Hoyas 66-64 in the NCAA championship game.
TODAY'S FACT: The United Nations estimated there were 34 million people worldwide living with HIV in 2011.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear." -- Edmond Rostand, from "Cyrano de Bergerac"
TODAY'S NUMBER: $8.05 billion -- amount cigarette companies in the United States spent to advertise or promote cigarettes in 2010, according to a 2012 Federal Trade Commission report that showed the amount had declined from $12.5 billion in 2006.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (March 27) and last quarter moon (April 2).