UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 105th day of 2013 and the 27th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg.
In 1924, Rand McNally published its first road atlas.
In 1959, the new Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, arrived in Washington, D.C., for an 11-day tour of the United States.
In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States for the first time since becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), artist/scientist; Henry James (1843-1916), novelist; A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979), activist; Bessie Smith (1894-1937), blues singer; Michael Kamen (1948-2003), composer; Emma Thompson (1959- ), actress; Seth Rogen (1982- ), actor; Emma Watson (1990- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: After hitting the iceberg, the R.M.S. Titanic stayed partially afloat for 2 hours and 40 minutes before sinking completely beneath the surface.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player when he took the field with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet." -- Henry James
TODAY'S NUMBER: 24 -- hours after Germany's 1939 invasion of Poland that U.S. stores were completely sold out of Rand McNally maps of Europe.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 10) and first quarter moon (April 18).