UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 190th day of 2013 and the 19th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1850, President Zachary Taylor died in office of a stomach-related illness at the age of 65.
In 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing full citizenship and equal protection to African-Americans.
In 1943, Allied forces launched an amphibious invasion of Sicily.
In 1981, "Donkey Kong" was released.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Donald Rumsfeld (1932- ), former defense secretary; Brian Dennehy (1938- ), actor; Dean Koontz (1945- ), novelist; Chris Cooper (1951- ), actor; John Tesh (1952- ), composer/musician; Lindsey Graham (1955- ), South Carolina senator; Tom Hanks (1956- ), actor; Courtney Love (1964- ), singer/actress; Jack White (1975- ), musician.
TODAY'S FACT: In an effort to inspire efforts and encourage enlistment, General George Washington had the newly adopted Declaration of Independence read aloud to his troops in the Continental Army in New York City on this day in 1776.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1877, the inaugural Wimbledon tennis championship took place in London.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns –- there are things we do not know we don't know." -- Donald Rumsfeld
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1,720 -- height (in feet) of the wave that hit Lituya Bay in the Gulf of Alaska on this day in 1958. The "megatsunami," the largest in recorded history, was caused by an 8.3-magnitude earthquake on the Fairweather Fault along the Alaskan coast.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (July 8) and first quarter moon (July 15).