UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 106th day of 2013 and the 28th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia in a sealed train after years in exile.
In 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD.
In 1947, a fertilizer explosion during the loading of the freighter Grandcamp at a pier in Texas City, Texas, left more than 500 dead.
In 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. penned his famous "Letter from Birmingham City Jail."
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Anatole France (1844-1924), writer; Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), actor/director; Peter Ustinov (1921-2004), actor; Pope Benedict XVI (1927- ), Roman Catholic leader; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947- ), basketball player; Bill Belichick (1952- ), football coach; Ellen Barkin (1954- ), actress; Martin Lawrence (1965- ), actor; Peter Billingsley (1971- ), actor; Lukas Haas (1976- ), actor; Jonathan Vilma (1982- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: Charlie Chaplin did not use dialogue in his movies until making "The Great Dictator" in 1940, 13 years after the first "talkie" appeared in theaters.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2003, Michael Jordan of the Washington Wizards played the final NBA game of his career, a season-ending 107-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't." -- Anatole France
TODAY'S NUMBER: 6 -- NBA Finals Most Valuable Player awards won by Michael Jordan, an NBA record.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 10) and first quarter moon (April 18).