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3/18/2013 4:27:00 PM
World Almanac for Mar. 18, 2013
Today is the 77th day of 2013 and the 88th day of winter.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1852, Henry Wells, William G. Fargo and a group of investors founded Wells, Fargo and Co.
In 1965, Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the first spacewalk.
In 1990, two men stole 13 pieces valued at $300 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd and 24th U.S. president; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), composer; George Plimpton (1927-2003), author/actor; Bonnie Blair (1953- ), Olympic speed-skater; Vanessa Williams (1963- ), actress/singer; Queen Latifah (1970- ), actress/singer; Dane Cook (1972- ), comedian; Adam Levine (1979- ), musician/TV personality.

TODAY'S FACT: Among the 13 works stolen in Boston's Gardner Museum art theft in 1990 was "The Concert," a painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is considered the most valuable unrecovered stolen painting in the world, with an estimated value of $200 million.

TODAY'S SPORTS: Olympic speed-skater Bonnie Blair, born this day in 1953, is the most decorated female U.S. Winter Olympian, with five gold medals and one bronze.

TODAY'S QUOTE: " A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil." -- Grover Cleveland

TODAY'S NUMBER: 3 -- number of NATO member countries that possess nuclear weapons: the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 11) and first quarter moon (March 19).

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