Today is the 92nd day of 2014 and the 14th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis fled Richmond, Va., as Union forces closed in on the Confederate capital.
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
In 1982, Argentine forces mounted amphibious landings on the British-held Falkland Islands, marking the beginning of the Falklands War.
In 1992, mobster John Gotti was convicted of murder and racketeering.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), writer; Emile Zola (1840-1902), author/critic; Walter Chrysler (1875-1940), Chrysler founder; Max Ernst (1891-1976), artist; Buddy Ebsen (1908-2003), actor; Alec Guinness (1914-2000), actor; Jack Webb (1920-1982), actor; Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), singer-songwriter; Emmylou Harris (1947- ), singer-songwriter; Christopher Meloni (1961- ), actor; Clark Gregg (1962- ), actor; Michael Fassbender (1977- ), actor; Jesse Plemons (1988- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: German artist Max Ernst created an art technique called "frottage" in which blank paper is placed over an object and rubbed with a pencil or another drawing tool to reproduce the texture or pattern of the object's surface.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1931, Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old female pitcher, struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition match between the Class AA minor league Chattanooga Lookouts and the New York Yankees.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman." -- Emile Zola
TODAY'S NUMBER: 12,173 -- area (in square kilometers) of the Falkland Islands, which is slightly less than the state of Connecticut.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 30) and first quarter moon (April 7).