UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 240th day of 2013 and the 69th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, 10 suffragettes were arrested for picketing the White House.
In 1955, 14-year-old African-American Emmett Till was murdered for flirting with a white woman in Money, Miss.
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. made his "I have a dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom event in Washington, D.C.
In 1996, Prince Charles and Princess Diana formally divorced.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), writer; Bruno Bettelheim (1903-1990), psychologist; Jack Kirby (1917-1994), writer/illustrator; Donald O'Connor (1925-2003), actor/performer; Ben Gazzara (1930-2012), actor; Lou Piniella (1943- ), baseball player/manager; Luis Guzman (1956- ), actor; David Fincher (1962- ), film director; Shania Twain (1965- ), singer; Jack Black (1969- ), actor; Jason Priestley (1969- ), actor; LeAnn Rimes (1982- ), singer; Armie Hammer (1986- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: The first issue of Scientific American was published on this day in 1845.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1977, Brazilian soccer superstar Pele played in his last competitive game, leading his New York Cosmos team to a win over the Seattle Sounders 2-1 for the National American Soccer League championship.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
TODAY'S NUMBER: $4.7 billion -- combined worldwide box office gross (as of mid-August 2013) of the Avengers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four film franchises, all of which feature characters created or co-created by comic book writer/artist Jack Kirby.
TODAY'S MOON: Last quarter moon (Aug. 28).