UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 177th day of 2013 and the sixth day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1870, the U.S. Congress recognized Christmas as a federal holiday.
In 1945, the United Nations charter was signed by 50 nations.
In 1963, John F. Kennedy spoke the famous words "Ich bin ein Berliner," while visiting a divided Berlin.
In 2000, scientists announced the completion of a basic structural map of the human genome.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), physicist; Peter Lorre (1904-1964), actor; Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956), athlete/golfer; Milton Glaser (1929- ), graphic designer; Gilberto Gil (1942- ), musician; Sean Hayes (1979- ), actor; Nick Offerman (1970- ), actor; Gretchen Wilson (1973- ), singer; Derek Jeter (1974- ), baseball player; Jason Schwartzman (1980- ), actor; Aubrey Plaza (1984- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The United Nations currently has 193 member states. The newest member, South Sudan, joined in 2011.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1944, an unusual "tri-cornered" exhibition baseball game featured the New York-based Yankees, Dodgers and Giants. In nine innings of play, each team batted for 18 outs, played defense for 18 outs, and watched for 18 outs. The Dodgers won the game with five runs. The Yankees scored one run and the Giants were shut out.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner.'" -- John F. Kennedy
TODAY'S NUMBER: $0 -- amount graphic designer Milton Glaser charged the New York state tourism board for designing the "I (heart) New York" logo in 1977.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (June 23) and last quarter moon (June 29).