Today is the 156th day of 2012 and the 77th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded.
In 1947, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Taft-Hartley Act, providing for presidential intervention in labor disputes.
In 1989, Chinese government troops and tanks crushed a massive demonstration of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Robert Merrill (1919-2004), singer; Dennis Weaver (1924-2006), actor; Mortimer B. Zuckerman (1937- ), publisher/real estate executive; Noah Wyle (1971- ), actor; Russell Brand (1975- ), comedian/actor; Angelina Jolie (1975- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1927, the United States won golf's first-ever Ryder Cup.
TODAY'S FACT: Union members' wages were about $200 per week higher than non-union workers' wages in 2010.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and you can't tell who the sucker is, it's you." -- Paul Newman
TODAY'S NUMBER: 21 -- Pulitzer Prizes normally awarded each year. Online-only news organizations were eligible for 14 journalism prizes for the first time in 2009.
TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (June 4).