UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 112th day of 2013 and the 34th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush began as thousands of settlers were allowed into the state to claim land at high noon.
In 1954, live television broadcasting of the U.S. Senate's Army-McCarthy hearings began.
In 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans participated in nationwide demonstrations marking the first Earth Day.
In 2000, federal agents seized 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez from his relatives' house in Miami to return him to his father in Cuba.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Henry Fielding (1707-1754), novelist; Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), philosopher; Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), Soviet leader; J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), physicist; Charles Mingus (1922-1979), jazz musician; Jack Nicholson (1937- ), actor; Steve Fossett (1944-2007), aviator; John Waters (1946- ), filmmaker; Peter Frampton (1950- ), musician; Amber Heard (1986- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The Senate's Army-McCarthy hearings were the first nationally televised congressional inquiry.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, former professional football player Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them." -- Immanuel Kant
TODAY'S NUMBER: 69,899 -- area in square miles of the state of Oklahoma.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (April 18) and full moon (April 25).