Today is the 153rd day of 2012 and the 74th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th U.S. state.
In 1796, Tennessee became the 16th U.S. state.
In 1967, the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released.
In 1980, the Cable News Network (CNN) began broadcasting.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Brigham Young (1801-1877), religious leader; Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), actress; Andy Griffith (1926- ), actor; Pat Boone (1934- ), singer; Morgan Freeman (1937- ), actor; Ron Wood (1947- ), guitarist; Heidi Klum (1973- ), model/TV personality; Alanis Morissette (1974- ), singer; Justine Henin (1982- ), tennis player.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1925, Lou Gehrig pinch-hit for the New York Yankees, marking the first game in Gehrig's record-setting streak of 2,130 consecutive games played.
TODAY'S FACT: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was the first rock album to win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams." -- Tennessee Williams
TODAY'S NUMBER: 100.1 million -- approximate number of American cable subscribers who receive CNN, a reach surpassed by only seven other networks.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (May 28) and full moon (June 4).