UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 162nd day of 2013 and the 84th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1770, Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia by accidentally running aground on a shoal.
In 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace, confronted by National Guard troops, allowed the University of Alabama to be desegregated.
In 2001, Timothy McVeigh, convicted in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that resulted in the deaths of at least 168 people, was executed by lethal injection.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Richard Strauss (1864-1949), composer/conductor; Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997), explorer/inventor/writer; Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), football coach; William Styron (1925-2006), author; Gene Wilder (1933- ), actor; Joe Montana (1956- ), football player; Hugh Laurie (1959- ), actor; Peter Dinklage (1969- ), actor; Joshua Jackson (1978- ), actor; Diana Taurasi (1982- ), basketball player; Shia LaBeouf (1986- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Captain James Cook named the Glass House Mountains in Queensland, Australia, after glass furnaces familiar in his native Yorkshire, England.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1990, Nolan Ryan threw his sixth no-hitter, pitching for the Texas Rangers against the Oakland Athletics.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle -- victorious." -- Vince Lombardi
TODAY'S NUMBER: 12 -- percentage of the University of Alabama 2011-2012 student population that was African-American.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (June 8) and first quarter moon (June 16).