Today is the 151st day of 2012 and the 72nd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for heresy.
In 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
In 1958, unidentified soldiers from World War II and the Korean War were interred in Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns.
In 2002, cleanup at the former World Trade Center site in New York City ended after eight months.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Peter the Great (1672-1725), Russian czar; Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920), goldsmith/jeweler; Mel Blanc (1908-1989), voice actor; Benny Goodman (1909-1986), bandleader; Joseph Stein (1912-2010), playwright; Wynonna Judd (1964- ), singer; Manny Ramirez (1972- ), baseball player; Cee Lo Green (1974- ), singer/songwriter.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1904, Chicago Cub Frank Chance was hit by five different wild pitches during a doubleheader against Cincinnati.
TODAY'S FACT: It is a Memorial Day custom to fly the American flag at half-staff until noon.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Such will be a great lesson of peace; teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take it by a war." -- Abraham Lincoln
TODAY'S NUMBER: 36 -- Doric columns in the Lincoln Memorial, one for each state that had been admitted to the Union at the time of Lincoln's death, including those that had seceded.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (May 28) and full moon (June 4).