UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 133rd day of 2013 and the 55th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his "blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech to the British Parliament as Germany's conquest of France began.
In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and critically injured by would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Agca in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
In 1985, two blocks of Philadelphia were destroyed by fire after police dropped an incendiary device on the headquarters of MOVE, a black liberation group.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Joe Louis (1914-1981), boxer; Bea Arthur (1922-2009), actress; Harvey Keitel (1939- ), actor; Ritchie Valens (1941-1959), singer; Stevie Wonder (1950- ), singer/musician; Stephen Colbert (1964- ), TV personality; Darius Rucker (1966- ), singer/songwriter; Barry Zito (1978- ), baseball player; Robert Pattinson (1986- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Two women were also wounded in the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II on this date in 1981.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1958, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals became the eighth baseball player to reach 3,000 hits.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision." -- Stevie Wonder
TODAY'S NUMBER: 142,500 -- total salary (in pounds) of the British prime minister in 2011 (around $221,000). The salary of the president of the United States was $400,000 in 2011.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 9) and first quarter moon (May 17).