UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 320th day of 2013 and the 56th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1801, the first New York Post newspaper was published.
In 1841, the first underwater tunnel was completed beneath the Thames River in London.
In 1914, the Federal Reserve System of the United States officially opened.
In 1973, President Richard Nixon signed legislation authorizing the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: W.C. Handy (1873-1958), composer; George Kaufman (1889-1961), playwright; Burgess Meredith (1907-1997), actor; Jose Saramago (1922-2010), writer; Chinua Achebe (1930- ), writer; Marg Helgenberger (1958- ), actress; Dwight Gooden (1964- ), baseball player; Lisa Bonet (1967- ), actress; Oksana Baiul (1977- ), figure skater; Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977- ), actress; Amar'e Stoudemire (1982- ), basketball player.
TODAY'S FACT: The $5 bill is the U.S. currency with the shortest lifespan, lasting an average of 16 months in circulation.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1957, the longest winning streak in college football history ended at 47 games, when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish upset the Oklahoma Sooners.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary." -- Chinua Achebe, "Anthills of the Savannah"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 800 -- length (in miles) of the trans-Alaska pipeline system.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Nov. 9) and full moon (Nov. 17).