Today is the 84th day of 2014 and the sixth day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1634, the first English colonists arrived at St. Clement's Island in Maryland to establish the settlement of St. Mary's.
In 1965, a 50-mile civil rights march led by Martin Luther King Jr., which began four days earlier in Selma, Ala., ended in Montgomery.
In 1994, the United States withdrew its last troops from Somalia.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Bela Bartok (1881-1945), composer; Howard Cosell (1918-1995), journalist/sportscaster; Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), author; Jim Lovell (1928- ), astronaut; Gloria Steinem (1934- ), writer/activist; Aretha Franklin (1942- ), singer-songwriter; Elton John (1947- ), singer-songwriter/musician; Sarah Jessica Parker (1965- ), actress; Sheryl Swoopes (1971- ), basketball player; Danica Patrick (1982- ), race car driver; Ryan Lewis (1988- ), rapper/producer.
TODAY'S FACT: Women over age 55 watch more television per week than any other age group in the United States.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1958, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Carmen Basilio in a rematch, regaining the middleweight title and becoming the first boxer to win a title five times.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Once we give up searching for approval we often find it easier to earn respect." -- Gloria Steinem
TODAY'S NUMBER: 38.9 million -- Americans who identified as black in 2010. In 1960, 18.9 million Americans identified themselves as black.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 23) and new moon (March 30).