UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 173rd day of 2013 and the second day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1870, Congress created the Department of Justice.
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the GI Bill, providing benefits to veterans.
In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed a bill that lowered the federal voting age to 18.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), aviator/author; Billy Wilder (1906-2002), director; Bill Blass (1922-2002), fashion designer; Kris Kristofferson (1936- ), singer/actor; Meryl Streep (1949- ), actress; Bruce Campbell (1958- ), actor; Randy Couture (1963- ), mixed martial artist/actor; Dan Brown (1964- ), author; Kurt Warner (1971- ), football player; Carson Daly (1973- ), TV personality; Dan Wheldon (1978-2011), race car driver.
TODAY'S FACT: After 18- to 20-year-olds were enfranchised, the voter-participation rate fell to 55.2 percent for the 1972 presidential election, from 60.8 percent of eligible voters in 1968.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1937, Joe Louis knocked out Jim Braddock in the eighth round, becoming the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion since Jack Johnson in 1915.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
TODAY'S NUMBER: 49 -- percentage of U.S. college students who were war veterans in 1947, marking the peak year of the GI Bill education program.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (June 16) and full moon (June 23).