Today is the 166th day of 2012 and the 87th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1775, the U.S. Army was established.
In 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
In 1900, Hawaii became a territory of the United States.
In 1982, Argentine troops surrendered their last stronghold in the Falkland Islands to the British, ending the Falklands War.
In 2007, Palestine's Fatah-Hamas unity government was dissolved after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), novelist; Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), physician; Burl Ives (1909-1995), singer/actor; Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928-1967), revolutionary leader; Donald Trump (1946- ), businessman; Pat Summitt (1952- ), basketball coach; Boy George (1961- ), singer; Steffi Graf (1969- ), tennis player; Diablo Cody (1978- ), screenwriter; Kevin McHale (1988- ), actor.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1876, Philadelphia's George Hall became the first Major League Baseball player to hit for the cycle: a single, double, triple and home run in the same game.
TODAY'S FACT: The highest rank in the Army, General of the Armies, was created for John Pershing in 1911. The rank was awarded posthumously to George Washington in 1976.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good." -- Harriet Beecher Stowe
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1,226 -- billionaires in the world as of March 2012, which set a new record both for number of billionaires worldwide and for their total net worth ($4.6 trillion).
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter (June 11) and new moon (June 19).