UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 178th day of 2013 and the seventh day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1829, British chemist James Smithson died, leaving an endowment for "the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men."
In 1950, President Harry S. Truman sent the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to fight in the Korean War.
In 1969, police clashed with patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, in an incident said to mark the beginning of the gay civil-rights movement.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Emma Goldman (1869-1940), labor leader; Helen Keller (1880-1968), activist/author; H. Ross Perot (1930- ), billionaire/politician; Vera Wang (1949- ), fashion designer; J.J. Abrams (1966- ), TV/film producer; Tobey Maguire (1975- ), actor; Ed Westwick (1987- ), actor; Chandler Riggs (1999- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams flew 39 combat missions during the Korean War. Williams sat out nearly five Major League Baseball seasons due to his military service in World War II and Korea.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2001, the NBA's Washington Wizards drafted Kwame Brown, marking the first time a high school student was taken with the No. 1 overall pick.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -- Helen Keller
TODAY'S NUMBER: 30 million -- visitors to Smithsonian Institution museums in 2012.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (June 23) and last quarter moon (June 29).