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3/8/2013 9:23:00 AM
World Almanac for Mar. 8, 2013

Today is the 67th day of 2013 and the 78th day of winter.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, the so-called February Revolution in Russia began with food riots and strikes in Petrograd (St. Petersburg).

In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious education in public schools was unconstitutional.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" during a speech in Orlando, Fla.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935), Supreme Court justice/author; Cyd Charisse (1922-2008), actress/dancer; Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), actress; Aidan Quinn (1959- ), actor; Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976- ), actor; James Van Der Beek (1977- ), actor.

TODAY'S FACT: Around 3 million Americans (roughly 1 percent of the U.S. population in 2010) have Russian ancestry.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1936, the first stock car race was held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

TODAY'S QUOTE: " The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

TODAY'S NUMBER: 3.8 million -- American children who attended a religious private school in the 2009-10 school year.

TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 4) and new moon (March 11).


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