Today is the 91st day of 2014 and the 13th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1826, inventor Samuel Moray received the patent for the first internal combustion engine.
In 1945, Operation Iceberg began as U.S. troops landed on the Japanese island of Okinawa.
In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, which required the surgeon general's warning on tobacco products and banned cigarette ads on radio and TV.
In 1976, Apple was founded in Cupertino, Calif., by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
In 2011, a mob protesting the burning of the Quran attacked the United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, causing the deaths of 13 people.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), German political leader; Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), playwright; Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), composer; Milan Kundera (1929- ), author; Debbie Reynolds (1932- ), actress; Ali MacGraw (1938- ), actress; Samuel Alito (1950- ), Supreme Court justice; Susan Boyle (1961- ), singer; Rachel Maddow (1973- ), TV personality; Vitor Belfort (1977- ), mixed martial artist; Hillary Scott (1986- ), singer-songwriter; Asa Butterfield (1997- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Two monumental innovations in meteorology occurred on April 1: In 1875, Francis Galton published the first newspaper weather map; in 1960, TIROS-1, the first weather satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1985, the eighth-seeded Villanova Wildcats defeated the top-seeded and heavily favored Georgetown Hoyas 66-64 in the NCAA championship game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence." -- Edmond Rostand, "Cyrano de Bergerac"
TODAY'S NUMBER: $387,750 -- winning bid for an original Apple I computer sold via online auction by Christie's in July 2013.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 30) and first quarter moon (April 7).