UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 283rd day of 2013 and the 19th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy (then known as the U.S. Naval School) opened in Annapolis, Md.
In 1973, Spiro Agnew resigned the vice presidency after being charged with tax evasion.
In 2002, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to give President George W. Bush authority to use military force in Iraq.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), composer; Helen Hayes (1900-1993), actress; Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), jazz pianist/composer; Harold Pinter (1930-2008), director/playwright; Ben Vereen (1946- ), actor/singer/dancer; David Lee Roth (1954- ), musician; Bradley Whitford (1959- ), actor; Daniel Pearl (1963-2002), journalist; Brett Favre (1969- ), football player; Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1974- ), race car driver; Aimee Teegarden (1989- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The U.S. Naval Academy's rowing crew teams won gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1920 and 1952.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1948, the Green Bay Packers played so badly in a 17-7 loss to the Chicago Cardinals that coach Curly Lambeau legendarily fined his team and released two players as "an apology to the people who paid good money to see it."
TODAY'S QUOTE: "One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness." -- Harold Pinter
TODAY'S NUMBER: 364,122 -- shareholders in the Green Bay Packers in 2013. It is the only publicly owned NFL franchise.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Oct. 4) and first quarter moon (Oct. 11).