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Today is the 145th day of 2013 and the 67th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia, with George Washington presiding.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced his plan to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
In 1977, the first "Star Wars" movie was released in American theaters.
In 2011, the final episode of Oprah Winfrey's long-running TV talk show aired.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), poet/essayist/philosopher; Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949), dancer/actor; Gene Tunney (1897-1978), boxer; Robert Ludlum (1927-2001), author; Ian McKellen (1939- ), actor; Frank Oz (1944- ), puppeteer/film director; Mike Myers (1963- ), actor/comedian; Miguel Tejada (1974- ), baseball player; Lauryn Hill (1975- ), singer; Brian Urlacher (1978- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: The first "Star Wars" movie, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope," was produced with a budget of $11 million. The fourth movie, "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," was released in 1999 and was produced with a budget of $115 million.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1935, just a week before playing in his last major league game, Babe Ruth went 4-for-4 with three home runs, including his major league record 714th, in an 11-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." -- John F. Kennedy
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4,561 -- episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired during the celebrated daily talk show's 25-year run.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (May 24) and last quarter moon (May 31).