UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 107th day of 2013 and the 29th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1861, Virginia became the eighth state to secede from the Union.
In 1961, a group of CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
In 1970, the crippled Apollo 13 spacecraft landed safely in the Pacific Ocean.
In 1993, a federal jury acquitted two police officers (and convicted two others) of violating the civil rights of assaulted motorist Rodney King.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Senor Wences (1896-1999), ventriloquist; Thornton Wilder, (1897-1975), playwright/novelist; William Holden (1918-1981), actor; Nick Hornby (1957- ), writer; Boomer Esiason (1961- ), football player/broadcaster; Henry Ian Cusick (1967- ), actor; Jennifer Garner (1972- ), actress; Rooney Mara (1985- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: More Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than any other state.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1951, 19-year-old Mickey Mantle made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." -- Thornton Wilder
TODAY'S NUMBER: 15 -- Cuban players listed on Major League Baseball rosters on opening day in 2013.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 10) and first quarter moon (April 18).