UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 301st day of 2013 and the 37th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1793, Eli Whitney applied for a patent on the cotton gin.
In 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
In 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, providing for enforcement of alcohol prohibition.
In 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove his country's nuclear missiles from Cuba, bringing an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In 2005, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, resigned following his indictment on charges related to the leaking of a CIA agent's name.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), writer; Francis Bacon (1909-1992), artist; Jonas Salk (1914-1995), medical researcher; Charlie Daniels (1936- ), singer-songwriter; Jane Alexander (1939- ), actress; Dennis Franz (1944- ), actor; Annie Potts (1952- ), actress; Bill Gates (1955- ), software pioneer; Lauren Holly (1963- ), actress; Andy Richter (1966- ), comedian/actor; Julia Roberts (1967- ), actress; Brad Paisley (1972- ), singer-songwriter; Joaquin Phoenix (1974- ), actor; Frank Ocean (1987- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: The "gin" in "cotton gin" is short for "engine."
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2006, legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach Red Auerbach died.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." -- Bill Gates
TODAY'S NUMBER: 154 -- steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Oct. 26) and new moon (Nov. 3).