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3/25/2013 11:12:00 AM
World Almanac for Mar. 25, 2013
Today is the 84th day of 2013 and the sixth day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1634, the first English colonists arrived at St. Clement's Island in Maryland to establish the settlement of St. Mary's.
In 1965, a 50-mile civil rights march led by Martin Luther King Jr., which began four days earlier in Selma, Ala., ended in Montgomery.
In 1994, the United States withdrew its last troops from Somalia.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Bela Bartok (1881-1945), composer; Howard Cosell (1918-1995), broadcaster; Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), writer; Jim Lovell (1928- ), astronaut; Gloria Steinem (1934- ), writer/activist; Aretha Franklin (1942- ), singer; Elton John (1947- ), musician; Sarah Jessica Parker (1965- ), actress; Danica Patrick (1982- ), auto racer.

TODAY'S FACT: Women over age 55 watch more television per week than any other age group in the United States.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1958, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Carmen Basilio in a rematch, regaining the middleweight title and becoming the first boxer to win a title five times.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher." -- Flannery O'Connor

TODAY'S NUMBER: 38.9 million -- Americans who identified as black in 2010. In 1960, 18.9 million Americans identified themselves as black.

TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (March 19) and full moon (March 27).

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