UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 115th day of 2013 and the 37th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1859, German and French engineers began construction on the Suez Canal in Egypt.
In 1901, New York became the first state to begin requiring automobile license plates.
In 1945, U.S. and Soviet troops met at the Elbe River in Germany, signaling the defeat of German defenses.
In 2011, a tornado outbreak in the southern United States killed more than 300 people.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), soldier/statesman; Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), journalist; Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), singer; Al Pacino (1940- ), actor; Hank Azaria (1964- ), actor; Joe Buck (1969- ), sports broadcaster; Renee Zellweger (1969- ), actress; Jason Lee (1970- ), actor; Tim Duncan (1976- ), basketball player.
TODAY'S FACT: Edward R. Murrow's middle name was Roscoe.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1950, Chuck Cooper became the first African-American drafted into the NBA when he was selected by the Boston Celtics.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will." -- Oliver Cromwell
TODAY'S NUMBER: 26,723 -- nautical miles traveled by the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton during its 60-day, 21-hour submerged circumnavigation of the world, completed on this day in 1960.
TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (April 25).