Today is the 63rd day of 2014 and the 74th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, the first session of the United States Congress was held in New York City as the new Constitution took effect.
In 1791, Vermont was admitted as the 14th U.S. state.
In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his "New Deal" during his inauguration as the 32nd U.S. president.
In 1974, the first issue of People magazine was published, featuring "The Great Gatsby" star Mia Farrow on the cover.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), composer; Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779), military leader; Knute Rockne (1888-1931), football coach; John Garfield (1913-1952), actor; James Ellroy (1948- ), author; Rick Perry (1950- ), politician; Catherine O'Hara (1954- ), actress; Mykelti Williamson (1957- ), actor; Patricia Heaton (1958- ), actress; Landon Donovan (1982- ), soccer player.
TODAY'S FACT: Between 1945 and 1990, the United States produced more than 70,000 nuclear weapons. About 5,100 nuclear warheads remain in the U.S. stockpile.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1995, heavyweight champion George Foreman refused to fight No. 1 contender Tony Tucker and was stripped of his title by the World Boxing Association.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
TODAY'S NUMBER: 77,271 -- immediately eligible American candidates awaiting organ transplants as of February 2014.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 1) and first quarter moon (March 8).