UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 261st day of 2013 and the 90th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slave owners to reclaim slaves who had escaped to free states.
In 1947, under National Security Act reorganization, the Air Force became an independent branch of the U.S. military.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), writer/lexicographer; Greta Garbo (1905-1990), actress; Agnes de Mille (1905-1993), dancer/choreographer; Jack Warden (1920-2006), actor; Joe Kubert (1926-2012), writer/illustrator; Robert Blake (1933- ), actor; Scotty Bowman (1933- ), hockey coach; Frankie Avalon (1939- ), singer; Fred Willard (1939- ), actor/comedian; Rick Pitino (1952- ), basketball coach; James Gandolfini (1961-2013), actor; Lance Armstrong (1971- ), cyclist; Jada Pinkett Smith (1971- ), actress; Jason Sudeikis (1975- ), actor/comedian.
TODAY'S FACT: The National Security Act of 1947 established the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1999, Sammy Sosa became the first Major League Baseball player to hit more than 60 home runs in two seasons.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "An oppressed people are authorized, whenever they can, to rise and break their fetters." -- Henry Clay
TODAY'S NUMBER: $1 billion -- donation pledged "to United Nations causes" by media mogul Ted Turner on this day in 1998. Turner's United Nations Foundation donated its billionth dollar in 2006, $600 million of which came from Turner himself.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Sept. 12) and full moon (Sept. 19).