Today is the 107th day of 2014 and the 29th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1861, Virginia became the eighth state to secede from the Union.
In 1961, a group of CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
In 1964, the Ford Mustang debuted at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
In 1970, the crippled Apollo 13 spacecraft landed safely in the Pacific Ocean.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: J.P. Morgan (1837-1913), financier/banker; Senor Wences (1896-1999), ventriloquist; Thornton Wilder, (1897-1975), playwright/novelist; William Holden (1918-1981), actor; Nick Hornby (1957- ), author/screenwriter; Boomer Esiason (1961- ), football player/sportscaster; Henry Ian Cusick (1967- ), actor; Redman (1970- ), rapper/actor; Jennifer Garner (1972- ), actress; Rooney Mara (1985- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: More Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than any other state.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1951, 19-year-old Mickey Mantle made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." -- Thornton Wilder
TODAY'S NUMBER: 11,747 -- immigrants processed at the Ellis Island immigration center on this day in 1907, the most ever in a single day.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 15) and last quarter moon (April 22).