Today is the 152nd day of 2012 and the 73rd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1790, President George Washington signed the first U.S. copyright law.
In 1889, a huge flood engulfed Johnstown, Pa., claiming 2,209 lives.
In 1927, Ford Motor Co. ended production of its Model T cars.
In 2005, former FBI official W. Mark Felt admitted to being the anonymous Watergate scandal whistleblower known as "Deep Throat."
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet/journalist; Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), religious leader/writer; Clint Eastwood (1930- ), actor/director; Johnny Paycheck (1938-2003), singer; Joe Namath (1943- ), football player; Brooke Shields (1965- ), actress; Archie Panjabi (1972- ), actress; Colin Farrell (1976- ), actor.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1937, New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak ended.
TODAY'S FACT: Copyright laws established in 1978 state that copyright protections last for the lifetime of the author, plus an additional 70 years.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." -- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
TODAY'S NUMBER: 15 million -- Ford Model Ts produced between 1908 and 1927.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (May 28) and full moon (June 4).