UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 220th day of 2013 and the 49th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the United Nations charter, making the United States the first nation to join the organization.
In 1963, 15 thieves stole close to 2.6 million pounds from a mail train in Britain's "Great Train Robbery."
In 1974, President Richard Nixon announced on national television that he would resign the presidency at noon the following day.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Marjorie Rawlings (1896-1953), novelist/Pulitzer winner; Benny Carter (1907-2003), jazz musician; Esther Williams (1921-2013), actress; Mel Tillis (1932- ), singer-songwriter; Dustin Hoffman (1937- ), actor; Paul Hogan (1939- ), actor/comedian; Keith Carradine (1949- ), actor; Deborah Norville (1958- ), journalist; The Edge (1961- ), guitarist; Roger Federer (1981- ), tennis player.
TODAY'S FACT: The United Nations has 193 member states. Only three countries in the world (Kosovo, Taiwan and Vatican City/The Holy See) are not members.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1988, the Chicago Cubs hosted the first-ever night game under the newly installed lights at Wrigley Field. Rain caused the game to be called in the fourth inning with the Cubs leading the Mets 3-1.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "My stories are 85 percent true ... I help them out a little bit if they need it." -- Mel Tillis
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2,121 -- height (in feet) of the Warsaw radio mast in Poland, which held the title of the world's tallest structure until it collapsed on this day in 1991.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Aug. 6) and first quarter moon (Aug. 14).