UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 104th day of 2013 and the 26th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot and fatally wounded President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
In 1939, John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" was published by Viking Press.
In 1986, the United States launched air strikes against Libya in retaliation for an April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen.
In 2003, the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Anne Sullivan Macy (1866-1936), educator; John Gielgud (1904-2000), actor; Rod Steiger (1925-2002), actor; Loretta Lynn (1932- ), singer; Julie Christie (1941- ), actress; Pete Rose (1941- ), baseball player; Greg Maddux (1966- ), baseball player; Adrien Brody (1973- ), actor; Anderson Silva (1975- ), mixed martial artist; Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977- ), actress; Rob McElhenney (1977- ), actor; Abigail Breslin (1996- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The lowest point on Earth is called Challenger Deep, located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, nearly 36,000 feet (about 6.8 miles) below sea level.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2002, Tiger Woods won the Masters title for the second year in a row.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments." -- John Steinbeck, from "The Grapes of Wrath"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 7:22 a.m. -- time of Abraham Lincoln's death, the morning after he was shot.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 10) and first quarter moon (April 18).