Today is the 87th day of 2014 and the ninth day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States is a U.S. citizen.
In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended with the surrender of Republican defenders of Madrid to Francisco Franco's rebel forces.
In 1979, a pressure valve in a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant failed to close, causing a near-critical meltdown.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), author; Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992), actor; Mario Vargas Llosa (1936- ), author; Rick Barry (1944- ), basketball player; Dianne Wiest (1948- ), actress; Reba McEntire (1955- ), singer-songwriter/actress; Vince Vaughn (1970- ), actor; Nick Frost (1972- ), actor/screenwriter; Julia Stiles (1981- ), actress; Lady Gaga (1986- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: Approximately 34.1 million Americans (more than 11 percent of the population) had at least one foreign-born parent in 2010.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1984, movers hired by Baltimore Colts owner Bob Irsay arrived at the team's offices in the middle of the night and moved the NFL franchise to Indianapolis, a move Irsay had not announced publicly.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is." -- Maxim Gorky, "The Lower Depths and Other Plays"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 47.4 million -- estimated population of Spain in July 2013.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 23) and new moon (March 30).