Today is the 101st day of 2014 and the 23rd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1814, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated the throne and was banished to the island of Elba.
In 1945, U.S. forces liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp.
In 1951, President Harry Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command in Korea.
In 1979, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was overthrown.
In 2006, Iran announced that it had successfully enriched uranium.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Dean Acheson (1893-1971), diplomat/statesman; Oleg Cassini (1913-2006), fashion designer; Joel Grey (1932- ), actor; Louise Lasser (1939- ), actress; Thomas Harris (1940- ), author/screenwriter; Jason Varitek (1972- ), baseball player; Jennifer Esposito (1973- ), actress; Mark Teixeira (1980- ), baseball player; Joss Stone (1987- ), singer.
TODAY'S FACT: Idi Amin was one of only two native officers in Uganda's military when the nation gained its independence in 1962.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, Phil Mickelson won his first Masters Golf Tournament after eight second- or third-place majors finishes in almost 12 years as a professional golfer, sinking an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to edge Ernie Els by a single stroke.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies." -- Dean Acheson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 16.4 million -- mobile phone subscriptions in Uganda in 2012, compared to only 315,000 landlines.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (April 7) and full moon (April 15).