UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 170th day of 2013 and the 92nd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, with the arrival of federal troops, slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom. The day is celebrated as the holiday Juneteenth.
In 1934, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was created.
In 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after a lengthy filibuster in the Senate.
In 1991, the last Soviet troops left Hungary after 45 years of occupation.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), philosopher/scientist; Lou Gehrig (1903-1941), baseball player; Lester Flatt (1914-1979), bluegrass guitarist; Salman Rushdie (1947- ), author; Kathleen Turner (1954- ), actress; Paula Abdul (1962- ), singer/TV personality; Poppy Montgomery (1975- ), actress; Dirk Nowitzki (1978- ), basketball player; Zoe Saldana (1978- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Juneteenth has been celebrated as an official state holiday in Texas since 1980.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1999, the Dallas Stars won hockey's Stanley Cup, defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in a game that went into three overtime periods and lasted more than four hours (including breaks).
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing." -- Blaise Pascal
TODAY'S NUMBER: 83 -- days for which senators in opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act filibustered the bill.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (June 16) and full moon (June 23).