Today is the 169th day of 2012 and the 90th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1885, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, arrived in New York City.
In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that requiring Bible or prayer recitation in public schools is unconstitutional.
In 1972, five people were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), composer; M.C. Escher (1898-1972), artist; Ralph Bellamy (1904-1991), actor; Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (1923-2004), football player; Newt Gingrich (1943- ), U.S. politician; Barry Manilow (1943- ), singer; Thomas Haden Church (1960- ), actor; Greg Kinnear (1963- ), actor; Venus Williams (1980- ), tennis player.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1962, 22-year-old Jack Nicklaus beat Arnold Palmer by three strokes and became the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Open since 1923.
TODAY'S FACT: "In God We Trust" became the official U.S. national motto after an act of Congress in 1956.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "In every election in American history, both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins." -- Newt Gingrich
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4 -- months it took to reassemble the Statue of Liberty upon its arrival from France in 1885. It was shipped to the United States in 350 pieces.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter (June 11) and new moon (June 19).