UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 117th day of 2013 and the 39th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1521, explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in the Philippines.
In 1805, U.S. Marines captured Derna, a city on "the shores of Tripoli."
In 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., killing some 1,700 passengers.
In 2006, construction began on the Freedom Tower (later renamed One World Trade Center) at the World Trade Center site in New York City.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), soldier/18th U.S. president; Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963), baseball player; Enos Slaughter (1916-2002), baseball player; Jack Klugman (1922-2012), actor; Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), activist; Casey Kasem (1932- ), radio/TV personality; August Wilson (1945-2005), playwright.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1667, blind and impoverished poet John Milton sold the copyright to his masterpiece, "Paradise Lost," for 10 pounds.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1956, 31-year-old boxer Rocky Marciano retired with a perfect record, the only heavyweight champion to do so.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins." -- Ulysses S. Grant
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1,776 -- planned height (in feet) of One World Trade Center when the skyscraper is completed.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 25) and last quarter moon (May 2).