Today is the 148th day of 2012 and the 69th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic.
In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, responding to German World War II victories, proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency."
In 1999, a United Nations tribunal indicted Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity.
In 2006, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake on the island of Java, Indonesia, killed nearly 6,000 people and injured more than 38,000.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Isadora Duncan (1877-1927), dancer; Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), mystery writer; Rachel Carson (1907-1964), biologist/environmentalist; Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978), politician/U.S. vice president; Sam Snead (1912-2002), golfer; Henry Kissinger (1923- ), former secretary of state; Frank Thomas (1968- ), baseball player; Paul Bettany (1971- ), actor; Jack McBrayer (1973- ), actor; Andre "3000" Benjamin (1975- ), musician/actor; Jamie Oliver (1975- ), chef/activist; Chris Colfer (1990- ), actor.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1972, Mark Donohue won the Indianapolis 500 with a record-setting average speed of 163.645 mph.
TODAY'S FACT: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were not only Allied leaders in World War II; they were seventh cousins once removed, through Roosevelt's mother.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The Senate is a place filled with good will and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour." -- Hubert Humphrey
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1.9 billion -- vehicles that have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge since it opened in 1937.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 20) and first quarter (May 28).