Today is the 164th day of 2012 and the 85th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in Mississippi.
In 1978, David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" serial killer, was sentenced to 365 years in prison.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan instructed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" in a speech delivered in divided Berlin.
In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of professional football player O.J. Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were murdered in Los Angeles.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: George H.W. Bush (1924- ), 41st U.S. president; Anne Frank (1929-1945), diarist/Holocaust victim; Jim Nabors (1930- ), actor; Marv Albert (1941- ), sportscaster; Chick Corea (1941- ), musician; Hideki Matsui (1974- ), baseball player.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2002, the Los Angeles Lakers won their third consecutive NBA title, sweeping the New Jersey Nets in the best-of-seven Finals series.
TODAY'S FACT: Assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers' brother, Charles Evers, was the first African-American since Reconstruction to be elected a mayor in Mississippi, in 1969.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I do not like broccoli, and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm president of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli." -- George H.W. Bush
TODAY'S NUMBER: 28 -- years the Berlin Wall stood separating East and West Berlin.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter (June 11) and new moon (June 19).