UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 216th day of 2013 and the 45th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1914, Germany invaded Belgium, prompting Great Britain to declare war on Germany.
In 1944, the Gestapo arrested diarist Anne Frank and the other inhabitants of the "Secret Annex" in Amsterdam.
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed legislation establishing the Department of Energy.
In 1993, two Los Angeles police officers were sentenced to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), poet; Louis Vuitton (1821-1892), fashion designer; Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), musician; Billy Bob Thornton (1955- ), director/actor; Barack Obama (1961- ), 44th U.S. president; Roger Clemens (1962- ), baseball player; Dennis Lehane (1965- ), writer; Daniel Dae Kim (1968- ), actor; Jeff Gordon (1971- ), race car driver; Kurt Busch (1978- ), race car driver.
TODAY'S FACT: "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson was the No. 1 song on the first Billboard Hot 100 chart, published on this day in 1958.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2007, 32-year-old Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees became the youngest player ever to hit 500 career home runs.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank
TODAY'S NUMBER: 67 -- minimum number of languages into which "The Diary of Anne Frank" has been translated since its Dutch publication in 1947.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (July 29) and new moon (Aug. 6).