UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 304th day of 2013 and the 40th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in protest of the selling of papal indulgences.
In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died of complications from a ruptured appendix.
In 1941, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, S.D. was declared complete.
In 1957, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., established its first American headquarters in Hollywood, Calif.
In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two bodyguards.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: John Keats (1795-1821), poet; Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927), Girl Scouts founder; Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), statesman; Dale Evans (1912-2001), actress/singer-songwriter; Dan Rather (1931- ), TV journalist; Michael Landon (1936-1991), actor; Stephen Rea (1946- ), actor; John Candy (1950-1994), actor; Jane Pauley (1950- ), TV journalist; Peter Jackson (1961- ), filmmaker; Dermot Mulroney (1963- ), actor; Vanilla Ice (1967- ), rapper; Piper Perabo (1976- ), actress; Willow Smith (2000- ), actress/singer.
TODAY'S FACT: Japanese automaker Toyota began locating some manufacturing operations in the United States in 1972.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1950, Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to play in an NBA game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?" -- John Keats
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4 -- years after Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-Five Theses that he was formally excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Oct. 26) and new moon (Nov. 3).