Today is the 67th day of 2014 and the 78th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1782, Pennsylvania militiamen massacred 96 Christian Native Americans at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
In 1917, the so-called February Revolution in Russia began with food riots and strikes in Petrograd (St. Petersburg).
In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious education in public schools was unconstitutional.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" during a speech in Orlando, Fla.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935), Supreme Court justice/author; Cyd Charisse (1922-2008), actress/dancer; Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), actress; Aidan Quinn (1959- ), actor; Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976- ), actor; James Van Der Beek (1977- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Around 3 million Americans (roughly 1 percent of the U.S. population in 2010) have Russian ancestry.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1936, the first stock car race was held in Daytona Beach, Fla.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The degree of civilization which a people has reached, no doubt, is marked by their anxiety to do as they would be done by." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4.8 million -- American children enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade private schools in the 2011-2012 school year.
TODAY'S MOON: First quarter moon (March 8).