UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 92nd day of 2013 and the 14th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis fled Richmond, Va., as Union forces closed in on the Confederate capital.
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
In 1982, Argentine forces mounted amphibious landings on the British-held Falkland Islands, marking the beginning of the Falklands War.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), writer; Emile Zola (1840-1902), novelist; Max Ernst (1891-1976), artist; Buddy Ebsen (1908-2003), actor; Alec Guinness (1914-2000), actor; Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), singer-songwriter; Emmylou Harris (1947- ), singer; Christopher Meloni (1961- ), actor; Clark Gregg (1962- ), actor; Michael Fassbender (1977- ), actor.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1931, Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old female pitcher, struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition match between the Class AA minor league Chattanooga Lookouts and the New York Yankees.
TODAY'S FACT: German artist Max Ernst created an art technique called "frottage" in which blank paper is placed over an object and rubbed with a pencil or another drawing tool to reproduce the texture or pattern of the object's surface.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way." -- Emile Zola
TODAY'S NUMBER: 12,173 -- area (in square kilometers) of the Falkland Islands, which is slightly less than the state of Connecticut.
TODAY'S MOON: Last quarter moon (April 2).