Today is the 161st day of 2012 and the 82nd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1790, John Barry's "The Philadelphia Spelling Book" became the first copyrighted work in the United States.
In 1954, Army counsel Joseph Welch confronted Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings.
In 1999, Yugoslavia signed a peace treaty pledging that Serbian forces would withdraw from Kosovo in 11 days.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Cole Porter (1891-1964), composer; Robert Cummings (1908-1990), actor; Robert S. McNamara (1916-2009), World Bank head/U.S. secretary of defense; Dick Vitale (1939- ), sportscaster; Michael J. Fox (1961- ), actor; Johnny Depp (1963- ), actor; Natalie Portman (1981- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks won Game 6 of the Stanley Cup series 4-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers, claiming their first NHL championship since 1961.
TODAY'S FACT: Secretariat, who claimed horse racing's Triple Crown on this day in 1973, was one of three non-human athletes included in ESPN's list of the 100 greatest 20th-century athletes.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I would rather have a wrong decision made than no decision at all." -- Robert S. McNamara
TODAY'S NUMBER: 5 -- weeks that Robert S. McNamara served as the president of Ford Motor Co. before he was appointed the secretary of defense in 1960. McNamara was the first Ford president to not be related to founder Henry Ford.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (June 4) and last quarter moon (June 11).