Today is the 146th day of 2012 and the 67th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia, with George Washington presiding.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced his plan to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
In 1977, the first "Star Wars" movie was released in American theaters.
In 2011, the final episode of Oprah Winfrey's long-running TV talk show aired.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), poet/essayist/philosopher; Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949), dancer/actor; Gene Tunney (1897-1978), boxer; Robert Ludlum (1927-2001), author; Sir Ian McKellen (1939- ), actor; Mike Myers (1963- ), actor/comedian; Miguel Tejada (1974- ), baseball player; Lauryn Hill (1975- ), singer; Brian Urlacher (1978- ), football player.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1935, just a week before playing in his last major league game, Babe Ruth went 4-for-4 with three home runs, including his major league record 714th, in an 11-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field.
TODAY'S FACT: With $4.4 billion in worldwide box office sales as of January 2012, "Star Wars" is the third highest-grossing film franchise of all time, after "Harry Potter" ($7.7 billion) and "James Bond" ($5.1 billion).
TODAY'S QUOTE: "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." -- John F. Kennedy
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4,561 -- episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired during the celebrated daily talk show's 25-year run.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 20) and first quarter (May 28).