Today is the 108th day of 2014 and the 30th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride, warning, "The British are coming!"
In 1906, the Great San Francisco Earthquake struck, killing an estimated 3,000 people and destroying 80 percent of the city.
In 1942, Lt. Col. James Doolittle led a squadron of U.S. planes in the bombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
In 1983, a suicide bombing at a United States embassy left 63 dead in Beirut, Lebanon.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Franz von Suppe (1819-1895), composer; Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), lawyer; Wendy Barrie (1912-1978), actress; Hayley Mills (1946- ), actress; James Woods (1947- ), actor; Jeff Dunham (1962- ), ventriloquist/comedian; Conan O'Brien (1963- ), TV personality; Maria Bello (1967- ), actress; David Tennant (1971- ), actor; Eli Roth (1972- ), filmmaker; Miguel Cabrera (1983- ), baseball player; America Ferrera (1984- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Paul Revere was detained by British soldiers before he could complete his "midnight ride" from Boston to Concord, Mass.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1923, Yankee Stadium, the "House That Ruth Built," opened to baseball fans in the Bronx, N.Y.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I have never killed anyone, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction." -- Clarence Darrow
TODAY'S NUMBER: $400 million -- estimated property damage (in 1906 dollars) caused by the Great San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fires.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 15) and last quarter moon (April 22).