Today is the 170th day of 2012 and the 91st day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte's Imperial French army was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.
In 1873, Susan B. Anthony was fined for trying to vote in the previous year's presidential election.
In 1948, Columbia Records revealed the new 12-inch, 33 1/3 revolutions per minute, long-playing record.
In 1983, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Kay Kyser (1905-1985), bandleader; Sammy Cahn (1913-1993), songwriter; George Mikan (1924-2005), basketball player; Lou Brock (1939- ), baseball player; Roger Ebert (1942- ), film critic; Paul McCartney (1942- ), musician/songwriter; Isabella Rossellini (1952- ), actress/model; Antonio Gates (1980- ), football player.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2000, golfer Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open by a record 15 strokes, the largest margin of victory in a major.
TODAY'S FACT: Napoleon Bonaparte amassed the largest army ever in Europe for his invasion of Russia, and he lost more than 25,000 troops in the Battle of Waterloo alone.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary." -- Sally Ride
TODAY'S NUMBER: 23 -- minutes of music per side the first commercial LPs were formatted to play.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter (June 11) and new moon (June 19).