Today is the 145th day of 2012 and the 66th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first electrical telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to an assistant in Baltimore.
In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in New York City.
In 1994, the four men convicted of the 1993 bombing of New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Queen Victoria (1819-1901), British monarch; Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952), children's author; Tommy Chong (1938- ), actor/comedian; Bob Dylan (1941- ), singer/songwriter; Patti LaBelle (1944- ), singer; Priscilla Presley (1945- ), actress; Kristen Scott Thomas (1960- ), actress; John C. Reilly (1965- ), actor; Joey Logano (1990- ), race car driver.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1935, the first Major League Baseball night game was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds at the latter's Crosley Field.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1864, a telegram containing the 16,543-word Nevada Constitution was sent from Carson City, Nev., to Washington, D.C. It is thought to be the longest telegram ever sent, and it cost $4,313.27.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Morality has nothing in common with politics." -- Bob Dylan
TODAY'S NUMBER: 14,680 -- the total weight, in tons, of the Brooklyn Bridge.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 20) and first quarter (May 28).