UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 212th day of 2013 and the 41st day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1914, trading on the New York Stock Exchange stopped upon the outbreak of World War I. It did not resume until December of that year.
In 1967, the American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted the first close-up photographs of the moon.
In 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the START 1 treaty, an agreement to reduce both countries' nuclear arms stockpiles.
In 2006, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro underwent surgery and transferred presidential power to his brother Raul.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Milton Friedman (1912-2006), economist; Primo Levi (1919-1987), writer; Evonne Goolagong (1951- ), tennis player; Michael Biehn (1956- ), actor; Wesley Snipes (1962- ), actor; J.K. Rowling (1965- ), author; Mark Cuban (1968- ), businessman; Zac Brown (1978- ), musician; B.J. Novak (1979- ), actor; DeMarcus Ware (1982- ), football player; A.J. Green (1988- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: The first U.S. patent was issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins on this day in 1790, for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1961, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game ended in a tie for the first time, when officials in Boston called the game with a 1-1 score after the ninth inning due to rain.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand." -- Milton Friedman
TODAY'S NUMBER: 11.1 million -- estimated population of Cuba in 2013.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (July 29) and new moon (Aug. 6).