Auto populate Date on data entry

Idea created by john_c on Jan 22, 2014
    We need the ability put in the Date default entry a function that allows the current date to be entered when a new record is added to a feature class.

    The Default Value for a date field should take something like NOW() or DATE() or GETDATE() so that when a user creates a new record that the current date is automatically populated into the data field so the user does not have to enter a date.