Today is the 158th day of 2012 and the 79th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1844, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.
In 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe began as Allied forces landed in continental Europe at Normandy, France.
In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon.
In 2002, President George W. Bush proposed consolidating 22 federal agencies under a single, Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Diego Velazquez (1599-1660), painter; Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), poet; Thomas Mann (1875-1955), novelist; Harvey Fierstein (1952- ), actor; Bjorn Borg (1956- ), tennis player; Paul Giamatti (1967- ), actor; Natalie Morales (1972- ), TV journalist.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison became the first sitting president to attend a Major League Baseball game.
TODAY'S FACT: Basketball, racquetball and volleyball were all invented at YMCA facilities.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people." -- George W. Bush
TODAY'S NUMBER: $46.9 billion -- estimated amount in the U.S. federal budget devoted to the Department of Homeland Security in 2012.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (June 4) and last quarter moon (June 11).