Today is the 88th day of 2014 and the 10th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established.
In 1951, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
In 1973, the last U.S. troops left South Vietnam, bringing an end to direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.
In 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 (10,006.78) for the first time.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Denton True "Cy" Young (1867-1955), baseball player; Man o' War (1917-1947), racehorse; Sam Walton (1918-1992), Wal-Mart founder; Eric Idle (1943- ), actor/comedian; Walt Frazier (1945- ), basketball player; Earl Campbell (1955- ), football player; Brendan Gleeson (1955- ), actor; Amy Sedaris (1961- ), author/actress; Elle Macpherson (1964- ), supermodel/actress; John Popper (1967- ), singer-songwriter/musician; Lucy Lawless (1968- ), actress; Robert Gibbs (1971- ), political adviser; Lara Logan (1971- ), journalist.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1999, Wayne Gretzky (then of the New York Rangers) scored his last professional goal, bringing his career total to an NHL-record 894.
TODAY'S FACT: Wal-Mart is the world's largest private employer, with more than 2 million employees.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone." -- Amy Sedaris, "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 27 -- amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 23) and new moon (March 30).