UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 268th day of 2013 and the fourth day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.
In 1957, black students were admitted to Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., for the first time as U.S. Army troops stood guard.
In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female Supreme Court justice.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Faulkner (1897-1962), author; Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith (1905-1982), sportswriter; Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007), baseball player; Barbara Walters (1929- ), TV journalist; Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), author; Michael Douglas (1944- ), actor; Mark Hamill (1951- ), actor; Christopher Reeve (1952-2004), actor; Michael Madsen (1957- ), actor; Scottie Pippen (1965- ), basketball player; Will Smith (1968- ), actor/rapper; Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969- ), actress; Rashad Evans (1979- ), mixed martial artist; T.I. (1980- ), rapper.
TODAY'S FACT: Of 158 nominations to the Supreme Court between 1789 and 2010, 12 were rejected by the Senate.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1882, Providence and Worcester competed in Major League Baseball's first doubleheader.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." -- William Faulkner
TODAY'S NUMBER: 164 -- Major League Baseball games won by pitcher Tommy John after he underwent the first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery on this day in 1974. The procedure, now known as Tommy John surgery, has been performed on dozens of major league pitchers since.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Sept. 19) and last quarter moon (Sept. 26).