Today is the 93rd day of 2014 and the 15th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, Union forces captured Richmond, Va., the capital of the Confederacy.
In 1882, American outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, a member of James' own gang who hoped to earn a state reward.
In 1948, President Harry Truman signed into law the Marshall Plan aid bill, which was designed to help rebuild war-torn Europe.
In 1996, "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski was arrested at his cabin near Lincoln, Montana.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Washington Irving (1783-1859), writer; Marlon Brando (1924-2004), actor; Doris Day (1924- ), singer/actress; Gus Grissom (1926-1967), astronaut; Jane Goodall, (1934- ), primatologist; Wayne Newton (1942- ), singer; Sandra Boynton (1953- ), children's author; Alec Baldwin (1958- ), actor; David Hyde Pierce (1959- ), actor; Eddie Murphy (1961- ), actor/comedian; Adam Scott (1973- ), actor; Chael Sonnen (1977- ), mixed martial artist; Jared Allen (1982- ), football player; Cobie Smulders (1982- ), actress; Amanda Bynes (1986- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: One can get a rough estimate of the outdoor temperature in degrees Fahrenheit by counting the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and adding 40.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1988, Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins won the NHL's Art Ross trophy as the league's top scorer, ending Wayne Gretzky's streak of consecutive scoring titles at seven.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart." -- Washington Irving
TODAY'S NUMBER: $10,000 -- reward offered by Missouri Governor Thomas Crittenden in 1891 for the capture of Jesse James. After being sentenced to death for first-degree murder in the killing of James, Robert Ford and his brother, Charles, received a full pardon and were awarded $500.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 30) and first quarter moon (April 7).