UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 245th day of 2013 and the 74th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1666, the Great Fire of London began as a small fire in a bakeshop. It would end three days later after destroying more than 13,000 buildings.
In 1789, Congress created the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
In 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt made his "speak softly and carry a big stick" speech on American foreign policy.
In 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace stationed state troopers around Tuskegee High School to prevent integration.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald (1948- ), basketball player; Terry Bradshaw (1948- ), sportscaster/football player; Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986), teacher/astronaut; Mark Harmon (1951- ), actor; Jimmy Connors (1952- ), tennis player; Keanu Reeves (1964- ), actor; Lennox Lewis (1965- ), boxer; Salma Hayek (1966- ), actress; Katt Williams (1973- ), comedian.
TODAY'S FACT: The first automatic teller machine in the United States debuted at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, N.Y., on this day in 1969.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1960, Wilma Rudolph ran the 100-meter dash in 11 seconds to claim the gold at the Rome Olympics. She was awarded the world record for her sprint, only to have it revoked because wind speeds were higher than allowed.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight." -- Theodore Roosevelt
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2.2 million -- automated teller machines in use worldwide, according to the ATM Industry Association.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Aug. 28) and new moon (Sept. 5).