UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 148th day of 2013 and the 70th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1588, the first of 130 ships in the Spanish Armada set sail from Lisbon, Portugal, bound for the English Channel.
In 1937, the government of Germany formed the automobile company that would later be known as Volkswagen.
In 1961, English lawyer Peter Benenson's article "The Forgotten Prisoners" was published in London, forming the basis for the human rights organization Amnesty International.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Thomas Moore (1779-1852), poet; Jim Thorpe (1888-1953), multisport athlete; Ian Fleming (1908-1964), novelist; Jerry West (1938- ), basketball player/executive; Rudy Giuliani (1944- ), politician; John Fogerty (1945- ), musician; Kylie Minogue (1968- ), singer; Elisabeth Hasselbeck (1977- ), TV personality; Carey Mulligan (1985- ), actress; Michael Oher (1986- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: Between 1939 and 2003, Volkswagen produced more than 21 million Beetles, which made the car the most-produced vehicle model of all time.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1957, Major League Baseball's National League owners unanimously approved the moves of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world." -- Thomas Moore
TODAY'S NUMBER: 3 million -- members of Amnesty International in more than 150 nations.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (May 24) and last quarter moon (May 31).