Today is the 98th day of 2014 and the 20th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1904, Britain and France signed the Entente Cordiale, a series of agreements that formalized peace between the two countries.
In 1935, Congress approved the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, establishing the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
In 2005, more than 4 million mourners gathered in Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
In 2010, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev signed the New START nuclear arms control treaty.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Harvey Cushing (1869-1939), surgeon; Mary Pickford (1892-1979), actress; Sonja Henie (1912-1969), ice skater; Betty Ford (1918-2011), former first lady; Shecky Greene (1926- ), comedian; Kofi Annan (1938- ), diplomat; Gary Carter (1954-2012), baseball player/sportscaster; Robin Wright (1966- ), actress; Patricia Arquette (1968- ), actress; Katee Sackhoff (1980- ), actress; Felix Hernandez (1986- ), baseball player.
TODAY'S FACT: Florida did not formally become part of the United States until Spain surrendered it in a treaty in 1819. It became a state in 1845.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1975, Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians made his debut as Major League Baseball's first African-American manager. Robinson also continued to play for the team, hitting a home run in his first at-bat of the day.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes ... you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." -- Mary Pickford
TODAY'S NUMBER: 755 -- career home runs for Hank Aaron, second only to Barry Bonds (762) all-time. Aaron hit his 715th career home run on this day in 1974, breaking the record previously held by Babe Ruth.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (April 7) and full moon (April 15).