Today is the 104th day of 2014 and the 26th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot and fatally wounded President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
In 1939, John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" was published by Viking Press.
In 1986, the United States launched air strikes against Libya in retaliation for an April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen.
In 2003, the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Anne Sullivan Macy (1866-1936), educator; John Gielgud (1904-2000), actor; Rod Steiger (1925-2002), actor; Loretta Lynn (1932- ), singer-songwriter; Julie Christie (1941- ), actress; Pete Rose (1941- ), baseball player; Richard Jeni (1957-2007), comedian; Brad Garrett (1960- ), actor; Greg Maddux (1966- ), baseball player; Adrien Brody (1973- ), actor; Anderson Silva (1975- ), mixed martial artist; Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977- ), actress; Rob McElhenney (1977- ), actor; Abigail Breslin (1996- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The lowest point on Earth is called Challenger Deep, located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, nearly 36,000 feet (about 6.8 miles) below sea level.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2002, Tiger Woods won his second consecutive Masters title.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create ... this is man." -- John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2.25 -- weight (in pounds) of the heaviest hailstones ever recorded, which fell in the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh on this day in 1986, killing 92.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (April 7) and full moon (April 15).