UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 184th day of 2013 and the 13th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1775, George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army.
In 1863, an assault by Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces failed and the Battle of Gettysburg ended in a Union victory.
In 1890, Idaho was admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
In 1998, Bill Clinton completed the first presidential visit to China since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: George M. Cohan (1878-1942), songwriter/entertainer; Franz Kafka (1883-1924), writer; Dave Barry (1947- ), writer; Montel Williams (1956- ), TV personality; Tom Cruise (1962- ), actor; Patrick Wilson (1973- ), actor; Wanderlei Silva (1976- ), mixed martial artist; Olivia Munn (1980- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones and The Doors frontman Jim Morrison died on this day in 1969 and 1971, respectively.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1974, Mike Marshall of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in relief of starter Tommy John, setting a major league record for consecutive games pitched in, at 13.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." -- Franz Kafka
TODAY'S NUMBER: 19 -- films starring Tom Cruise that have grossed more than $200 million worldwide, including his 2013 film, "Oblivion."
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (June 29) and new moon (July 8).