UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 129th day of 2013 and the 51st day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first presidential proclamation calling for a national Mother's Day holiday.
In 1961, Newton Minow, newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, gave a speech to broadcasters in which he described network TV programming as a "vast wasteland."
In 1974, the U.S. House of Representatives opened impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: J.M. Barrie (1860-1937), playwright; Howard Carter (1874-1939), archaeologist; Mike Wallace (1918-2012), journalist; Candice Bergen (1946- ), actress; Billy Joel (1949- ), musician; Tony Gwynn (1960- ), baseball player; Rosario Dawson (1979- ), actress; Prince Fielder (1984- ), baseball player.
TODAY'S FACT: The top-rated TV show in the United States in 1961 was the long-running Western series "Gunsmoke."
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1984, the White Sox finally defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 in a 25-inning game that had been suspended from the day before. It was the longest timed game in Major League Baseball history to date, at 8 hours and 6 minutes.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." -- J.M. Barrie
TODAY'S NUMBER: 27 -- current member nations in the European Union. Croatia is an acceding country set to join on July 1, 2013. Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey are candidates for membership.
TODAY'S MOON: New moon (May 9).